You are in a lucky position to be able to choose between two Orlando outlet malls. This guide covers the outlet mall on International Drive which has 180 shops. The focus of this outlet is on American and high street brands, you also have some homeware and kitchen shops available. As an additional benefit there is an Harley Davidson shop in this outlet.
The second outlet (Vineland Ave, 150 shops) is covered in a separate guide here. This outlet has a larger selection of international fashion designer labels so you should visit here to brand up on high end designer brands like Armani, Prada and Burberry.
Brands at Orlando Outlet Mall – International Dr
The Orlando Outlet Mall on International Dr. has 180 shops to satisfy your discount hunting needs.. An excerpt of the selection can be found below:
Hugo Boss, Ted Baker London.
Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Victoria’s Secret, BCBG Max Azria.
High street brands:
True Religion, Levi’s, Nautica, J.Crew, Gap, Guess , Banana Republic, Diesel, 7 For All Mankind, Fossil, Ugg Australia, Vans, Timberland, Forever 21, Ann Taylor.
Sport and outdoor brands:
Columbia, Adidas, Nike, The North Face, Puma, Reebok, Asics.
Gifts and cosmetcis:
L’Occitane, Elizabeth Arden, Crabtree & Evelyn, Lindt Chocolate.
Baccarat | Lalique, Calphalon Kitchen Outlet, Le Creuset, Le Gourmet Chef.
Directions to the Orlando outlet mall – International Dr
This Orlando outlet is close to the interstate I-4. In case you want to get there with a GPS just use the following address:
Orlando Premium Outlets – International Dr
4951 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Coming from Orlando by car use I-4 west until exit 75a (Universal exit). Go left on International Drive and follow it. The center is on the north end of International Dr. From Tampa the same directions apply, just take I-4 east until exit 75a and then follow the same way stated above.
From Miami you should plan at least 3 hours. To get to the outlet go north on I-95 and then take the Florida Turnpike (toll road!). The trip might be worthwhile if you plan to do a lot of shopping as you have two outlet centers in Orlando with a much bigger selection than what you can find in south Florida.
As an alternative you can go by Trolley (I-Ride Trolley) from hotels on international drive. The trolley runs every 15 minutes, the outlet international drive is at stop #1. You can also use the I-Ride trolley to go to the second Orlando outlet (Vineland AV) at stop number 42.
For shoppers arriving by plane the closest Airports is Orlando (MCO). Other airports in the region are Tampa (TPA) and Daytona Beach (DAB). Miami (MIA) or Ft Lauderdale (FLL) could be an alternative if you save a connecting flight as it only takes about three hours by car to drive to Orlando.
The outlet center is open Mon to Sat from 10 am to 11 pm. On Sundays the opening hours are from 10 am to 9 pm. For special events like the After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sale you can start your shopping at midnight and spend all night shopping. Information for opening hours for all days be is available on the homepage. This Orlando Outlet is open all year except Christmas Day..
For sales in the individual shops (which are available all year) you should check out the homepage. Center wide discounts are your best chance for additional savings, those are during the end of season sales in February and August. In case you are flexible in your timing try to come during those times even though the outlet might be crowded. There are also sales on Labor Day and Thanksgiving day and after the Christmas Holidays.
In case you want to reload your energy for more shopping you have several options at the food court. There is Japanese, Chinese and Italian food available in addition to the usual sandwiches and ice cream places. The center has a Starbucks so you can enjoy internet while having a coffee and maybe already tell your friends about your purchases .
Please note that there is neither child-minding service nor playgrounds available at this Orlando outlet.
Shopping Tips from our side
- Shoppers over the age of 50 can save an extra 10% every Tuesday by simply presenting their ID at the cashpoint. The outlet center information (in the foodcourt) can help you to fing out which stores participate in this offer.
- The Universal Orlando resort is very close to the outlet. You can also visit Seaworld and Walt Disney World to relax after a hopefully successful shopping marathon.
- Some hotels around the Orlando outlet mall offer a special rate which includes a 50$ gift card. For the Courtyard hotels in Orlando ask for the Promotion Code “SHOP”.
- Consider joining their The VIP Shopper Club especially you plan to come more than once or want to visit more Premium outlets
- For shoppers without a car to store their purchases there are lockers available close to the management office located next to the Last Call by Neiman Marcus shop
- International travelers should consider getting their VAT back when they leave the country. Make sure to get the VAT refund forms stamped before you leave!