Shopping on I-Drive During the Temporary Abnormal

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Shopping, and saving in Orlando has always been easy, and luckily the new normal hasn’t changed that!
Between outdoor outlets that allow you to enjoy the fresh air while you shop, to services like curbside pickup… shopping in Orlando is easier than ever! If you’re visiting I-Drive and hope to get in on the famous shopping scene, be sure to add these shopping stops to your itinerary!
The outlets are the perfect spot for a day of shopping, not just because each the Orlando Vineland Outlets and the International Premium Outlets boast over 160 of your favorite stores, and the Orlando Marketplace houses various outlet stores in all of your families go-to brands; but also because they all offer an open air environment, allowing for a beautiful day spent outdoors in Orlando - while getting some serious shopping done!
The Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets offers 160 stores in one place, including beloved brands like Ann Taylor Factory Store, Armani Outlet, Banana Republic, Burberry, Coach, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Gerragamo, Tod’s, Tommy Hilifiger and that’s just to name a few!
Some popular brands that you’ll find at the Orlando International Premium Outlets include: Last Call by Neiman Marcus , Nike Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Victoria's Secret and more. The Orlando International Premium Outlets feature 180 of your favorite brands under one roof, making it the largest outlet center in the Southeast!
But, it gets better! When you shop at the Orlando outlets, you’ll be saving anywhere from 25 to 65% off… so if you’re shopping - you’re saving!
At Simon, the health and safety of shoppers, retailers, and employees is the top priority, and over 200 Simon centers have been WELL Health-Safety Rated to be best in class for cleaning and sanitization, quality air and water, emergency preparedness, and more. Beyond that, the size and nature of the outlets make social distancing an easy feat. Note that the Orlando Marketplace is currently a COVID testing site as well.
To shop online and wait for your items to arrive, or face the stores? Now you don’t have to choose either! Each of the Simon Orlando Premium Outlets offer online shopping with curbside pickup available, so you can shop online and then simply come and pick it up on the same day... it’s a win-win! You can see a full directory of the stores and restaurants offering curbside pick up here.
Are you more of a boutique shopper? There are a few other spots along I-Drive that are perfect for an afternoon of shopping.
Pointe Orlando is a vibrant, outdoor dining and entertainment complex located right on International Drive. Catch a quick flick at the Regal Cinema here, grab a bite to eat and cocktail at one of their delicious dining spots, like the newly opened Hampton Social, Taverna Opa, The Pub  or The Capital Grille.  And then set off on your shopping adventure!
Take a stroll as you enjoy popping into unique boutique stores like Moondance Trading Co, Bowe’s Signature Candles, Flow, Tharoo & Co The Jewelry Boutique, and other stores like Redi 2 Pedi, Holister Co., and 1 for the road! 
Aside from the 8 attractions, including the record breaking Orlando Starflyer, and beloved observation Wheel, as well as the countless dining options available at this open-air, gate free entertainment complex, ICON Park also has some shopping for you to enjoy during your next visit!
After your lunch at one of the restaurants here, like; Tapa Toro Orlando, Uncle Julio’s, Yard House Orlando, Tin Roof Orlando, Sugar Factory Orlando and also a variety of quick bite options inside of the Wheelhouse, take a stroll for some Orlando shopping!
Stop into the Flip Flop Shop to purchase an obligatory pair of Orlando flops, and of course, what a better time to treat yourself to a new pair of shades than when visiting the Sunshine state? Peruse a stylin’ selection of sunglasses at Calenoi Sunglasses. Oh, and for a sweet treat to finish the afternoon, stop by Sugar Factory Orlando to shop more than 300 delicious novelty candies and souvenirs.
Shopping while in Orlando is a must, and despite the temporary abnormal, shopping is as easy and safe as it’s ever been. While you’re here, be sure to add these shopping stops to your schedule. See a full list of shopping destinations on I-Drive here, and plan on enjoying sunshine, shopping, and saving next time you’re on International Drive.