A Guide to Florida's Shopping Districts in

Mount Dora

We are often asked where visitors can find the genuine ‘small town America’ experience, and charming Mount Dora, located 45 minutes north of the main tourist area, is about as close as it gets in Florida. Along with a number of appealing restaurants, dozens of brilliant festivals and a fun Segway tour, you’ll find excellent boutique shopping. Antique buffs can easily spend the best part of a day perusing distinctive antique shops, including the Village Antique Mall with more than 60 vendors.
 
Shop: Gold In Art Jewelers (Unique jewelry)
Address: 420 North Donnelly Street
Opening Times: 9am-5pm Tues-Sat
 
Shop: Whispering Winds (Gifts and handicrafts)
Address: 439 North Donnelly Street
Opening Times: 10am-6pm
 
Shop: Gourmet Spot (Kitchen, Entertaining and Gourmet foods)
Address: 441 North Donnelly Street
Opening Times: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun
 
Shop: Piece of Mine (Home accessories)
Address: 144 West 4th Avenue
Opening Times: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun
 
 

Celebration

Celebration, the town that Disney built, Florida, USA

Closer to the main tourist area, just off Highway 192 in Kissimmee, you’ll find the small town of Celebration, where strolling is a pleasure and the boutique shopping offers something a bit special. You’ll also find pleasant dining options here, making it a half-day excursion away from the main tourist areas.
 
Shop: Market Street Gallery (Collectables)
Address: 605 Market Street
Opening Times: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun
 
Shop: Woof Gang Bakery (Yes, it’s a bakery for dogs!)
Address: 671 Front Street
Opening Times: 9am-9pm Mon-Sat, 9am-6pm Sun
 
Shop: Once Upon A Time (Children’s clothing)
Address: 606 Market Street Suite 106
Opening Times: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 12pm-6pm Sun
 
Shop: Soft As A Grape (Resort wear)
Address: 606 Market Street
Opening Times: 9am-10pm Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm Sun
 
Shop: Sanrio Surprises (Hello Kitty merchandise)
Address: 671 Market Street
Opening Times: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun
 

 

Park Avenue

~ Park Avenue ~

There are no malls, discount outlets or flea markets here, and the shopping style is distinctly upscale. More than anything, though, the high street of Park Avenue specialises in distinctive, one-off boutiques that reward the casual shopper, and you can find a veritable treasure trove of art galleries, fashion and gift items.
 
Winter Park also makes a wonderful day out and relaxing change of pace from the theme parks. The exclusive neighbourhoods just off of Park Avenue feature homes in the $1million-plus bracket (some of which can be seen from the Winter Park Boat Tour), and the high street itself offers outstanding dining and shopping, as well as several worthwhile museums. 
 
Winter Park has a well-staffed Chamber of Commerce information centre on New York Avenue, parallel to Park Avenue, where you can pick up various walking tours of the area, as well as some fine dining recommendations. A sampling of Winter Park’s boutique shops include:
 
Shop: Lily Pulitzer (Women’s Apparel)
Address: 114 North Park Avenue
Opening Times: 11am-6pm
 
Shop: John Craig (Men’s Apparel)
Address: 132 South Park Avenue
Opening Times: 10am-6pm
 
Shop: The Doggie Door/Unleashed (Upscale pet accessories)
Address: 329 North Park Avenue
Opening Times: 10am-7pm
 
Shop: Peterbrooke Chocolatier (Chocolates and confections)
Address: 300 South Park Avenue
Opening Times: 10am-10pm
 
Shop: Ten Thousand Villages (Unique household items and gifts)
Address: 346 North Park Avenue
Opening Times: 10am-6pm

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