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Orlando + Disney World Shopping

Annabelle Hart
2308 Edgewater Drive
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 407 649 8007

Artist Shirley Krauklis brings a fun spin on home decor to this College Park store. Every seasonal event you can imagine gets prime coverage at Annabelle Hart: Oversize wooden pumpkins and turkeys are top picks during the fall months, and unique ocean-themed tree ornaments (the jellyfish are particularly lovely) and lights shaped like comical water bubbles cause a decorating frenzy come Christmastime. Year-round, the top sellers are oh-so-Florida items like shell frames, jellyfish lamps, and lanterns made from driftwood. Soy candles in unexpected scents like Spanish moss make great hostess gifts.—Terry Ward

Grand Bohemian Gallery
325 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 407 581 4801

Unless you were a guest at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, there's a good chance you wouldn't come across this contemporary art store located on the hotel's ground floor (right next to Starbucks). Search it out for unique paintings, prints, and jewelry handcrafted by Orlando artisans. Artist and violinist Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson does unusual collages, working with materials such as pages from her son's homework and sheet music to create renderings of peacocks, cows, and blueberries (the images are also printed onto canvas bags if you'd rather wear your art). Steven Mikel uses coffee in light and dark roasts to make sepia-tone watercolors of Florida landscapes. The gallery is well situated, since the Grand Bohemian Hotel has a collection of more than 150 rare works from artists ranging from Gustav Klimt to Dale Chihuly. Alas, those are not for sale.—Terry Ward

Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 8 pm, Sundays 10 am to 3 pm.

1620 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 407 898 5000

At Hopscotch, British owner Tracey Cant aims to stock things that other area stores don't, including Dutch children's clothing, Brazilian kids' shoes, wooden toys, and handy baby accessories (two words: bottle sling). Picky moms flock here for organic cotton baby clothing, super-soft knits, and tutu-style skirts that just beg for a photo shoot. The shoe selection is particularly fun: mini gladiator sandals, boots, and the Wee Squeak line (they do a fine job of letting you know where your toddler is toddling). If you find more than can fit in your suitcase, grab some kid-size luggage by Trunki your little one can drag through the airport on his or her own.—Terry Ward

Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm.

1502 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista , Florida
Tel: 407 827 0112

Despite being smack-dab in the middle of the theme park corridor, this shop in Downtown Disney's West Side lives up to its "Uncommon Gallery" billing. Orlando is all about fantasy, and the works here are definitely fantastical. Jasmine Becket-Griffith, who lives right around the corner in Celebration, Florida, creates limited-edition acrylic paintings of mermaids and fairies that will warm any preteen girl's heart. Also look for works by Tampa artist Michelle Mardis, whose large, abstract animal paintings are a Warholian take on the family pet. There's a huge selection of handblown glassworks, as well, though perhaps a bit tricky to transport home. Naturally, the shop will ship.—Terry Ward

Open Sundays through Thursdays 10:30 am to 11 pm , Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 am to midnight.

Learning Express Toys
460 N. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park , Florida
Tel: 407 677 8697

A princess crown and some Mickey ears are the most predictable Central Florida souvenirs. That's all well and good, but for something out of the Orlando-ordinary, head to this Winter Park toy store where a focus on inspiring and unusual kids' toys leads to some fun finds. In addition to novelty items (giant stuffed Dubble Bubble wrapper, anyone?), there are appealing educational toys such as a grow-your-own crystal set or fossil excavating set. And if those monogrammed Mickey ears don't do it for your little ones, get a CD with songs that incorporate their names into the lyrics. They will be the coolest kids at show-and-tell.—Terry Ward

Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 9 pm, Sundays noon to 6 pm.

Living Morocco
1804 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 407 898 6610

Morocco native Ali Najy, the proprietor of this escapist home-decor store on Orlando's Antique Row, returns frequently to source the exotic oversize brass lanterns, decorative ceramics, and mosaic tile fountains that make his large shop a veritable Aladdin's cave of discovery. Among the unique items are enormous carved cedar doors from Moroccan riads and beautifully tiled tables created in the souks of Marrakesh. The big items, such as tile garden fountains and antique tables, command the most attention. But keep an eye out for little finds of exquisite beauty, too, such as colored glass bottles for storing perfume and rosewater, silver kettles for Moroccan mint tea, and runners handwoven by Berber artisans.—Terry Ward

Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm.

Hotel Photo
716 E. Washington Street
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 407 835 8855

Orlando's an easy-come, easy-go town, but this affordable women's boutique just a stone's throw from the burbling fountain in the heart of Thornton Park has managed to stay relevant to young and young-at-heart urban types since opening in 2000. Marie-France Bresia's store offers an affordably priced collection of frilly, floral sundresses, heeled booties, and handbags that all come in under the $60 mark. This is the place to go if you forgot to pack enough fun frocks or need a standout tank top to layer with jeans. It's not about brands here—come to splash out on a few new items on a whim. And at these prices, the spree will be guilt-free.—Terry Ward

Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 am to 6 pm, Thursdays and Fridays 11 am to 6:30 pm, Saturdays 11 am to 6 pm, and Sundays noon to 5 pm.

301 S. Park Avenue
Winter Park , Florida
Tel: 407 628 1609

Tuni has been a fixture on Park Avenue's fashion scene for several decades, but the stock is decidedly this-season. The high-end merchandise is from labels not found at Orlando's many department stores and includes tunics from Trina Turk and girly minidresses from Tibi. There are lots of accessories on offer as well: Animal-print pumps are a popular buy (it is Florida, after all), as are local designer Amanda Joy's handbags in snakeskin and other exotic leathers.—Terry Ward

Open Mondays and Tuesdays 10 am to 7 pm, Wednesdays through Fridays 10 am to 8 pm, Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 10 am to 6 pm.

Washburn Imports
1800 N. Orange Avenue
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 407 228 4403

Just walking through Washburn Imports feels like a journey to an exotic market on the other side of the world—without the haggling, of course. Regular trips to India, Bali, and China by the owners ensure that the stock of statement pieces is constantly replenished. Some of the heavy wooden doors and window frames sold here (mostly from India) date back four centuries. And it's easy to reimagine your home's entire personality while marveling at an Indian bed crafted from heavy teak doors. While you can find interesting accessories for less than $50 here, many of the items cost upward of several thousand dollars. Luckily, the Imperial Wine Bar, where you can deliberate on your decision over a glass of tempranillo and a plate of charcuterie, is right in the middle of the shop.—Terry Ward

Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 am to 6 pm, Sundays 11 am to 5 pm.

Zou Zou
Two N. Summerlin Avenue
Orlando , Florida
Tel: 407 843 3373

The shabby chic decor of this top women's boutique in Thornton Park mirrors owner Wendy Ricchi's eclectic fashion sense to a tee. Delicate crystal chandeliers dangle from exposed-ductwork ceilings, and vintage pink-velvet couches perch atop rough concrete floors. The well-edited selection of clothing from labels like Alice + Olivia and Voom by Joy Han mix very feminine flair with edgy accessories. Look for bold wrap watches with metallic chains and chunky statement necklaces by local label Dora Mae that use materials like Lucite and industrial-style chain links. You'll have all the tools you need to get the bohemian, anything-goes Florida look.—Terry Ward

Open Mondays 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 7 pm.

Information may have changed since the date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.