Therapy From Retail: Top Deals at Orlando's Best Outlet Shopping

Would you be surprised to know that legions of people come to Orlando not for the theme parks, but the outlet shopping? It's true. Hit up any number of the city's massive outlet outposts and you will, literally, see folks wheeling around luggage (often bought at the outlets) and stuffing it full of fabulous deals to take home. Fashionistas will die for the still-expensive but crazy-discounted prices in places like Burberry, Prada, Kate Spade and Coach. Younger shoppers will dig on brands like Billabong, Forever 21, Guess and Lucky. Popular great-for-work names like Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and Brooks Brothers are just the tip of that iceberg, and just about anyone would have to sift through the booty at the Disney Character Warehouse, where phenomenal Disney merchandise – from tees to toys to accessories and much more – comes at a fraction of what you'd find at the Magic Kingdom and elsewhere. Definitely worth a visit!



Who doesn't love a treasure hunt? Many of the clothing and footwear items here are end-of-the-line, so while you won't find cutting edge Nike, you will find deals. Additional store-run discounts can yield even deeper savings. Sure, you might...  Read More



It's on the smaller side for some of the outlet-mall stores, but the Kate Spade New York outlet packs a mighty savings wallet, one that's greatly appreciated by this brand's cult-level followers and others who simply appreciate the simple,...  Read More



Whether you're an athlete looking for great deals on high-performance shoes and activewear or just someone in search of fashionable kicks, the New Balance Factory Store at Orlando Premium Outlets - International Drive has an abundance of quality...  Read More



Head to Lucky Brand and you'll find the jeans can run you $120 a pair. At the Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland outpost, however, you can easily score two for that price, sometimes more if you're truly "lucky." All the cuts – skinny, slouchy,...  Read More



Oh, those colorful Vera Bradley patterns. Notebooks and water bottles, wallets, bags and more, there are die-hard collectors and folks who just fancy a print or two. Either shopper would love a spin through the Vera outlet at Orlando Premium...  Read More



Sure, you could pay full price – let's say $600 to be conservative – for a modestly sized Burberry two-tone leather clutch. Or you could head to the Burberry Outlet at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and perhaps find the same exact bag,...  Read More

Disney's Character Warehouse


Disney merch at 50, 60, 70 percent off?! It's not a fevered dream or a Dole Whip brain-freeze-inspired hallucination. It's the Disney Character Warehouse. In fact, there are two of them, one each in the Orlando Premium Outlets shopping centers....  Read More

Orlando Premium Outlets - International Drive


There are 16 places to eat amid the 700,000 square feet of shopping space at this Orlando Premium Outlets installment, but if we were you, we'd run our engines on coffee and Pinkberry and save room to discuss the day's spoils at one of I-Drive's...  Read More



With a multitude of well known stores from Carter's to Converse, Gap to Guess, and Izod to Old Navy, the Lake Buena Vista Factory Shops is a favorite for local outlet shoppers as well as tourists – for their ample parking as much as their...  Read More

Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Ave.


Doubt the awesome power of the outlet mall, do you? You'd have to hit 30 separate boutiques just to get through the roster of shoe stores at Orlando Premium Outlets' Vineland Ave. location. I hope you had a good breakfast. Indeed power-shoppers,...  Read More


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Amy Drew has spent nearly three decades as a professional writer and roughly half her life as a Floridian. The words, she has found, come easier with bare feet and rum.

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