Florida Guide > Shopping
We love visiting Orlando International Airport, which is one of the finest in the world. It ranks 4th in the US and 1st in Florida, and has an expanding shopping facility of high-end shops to suit all tastes. The shops are located in the East and West Halls and the North and South Walks. Even while you wait for your flight you can ‘shop ‘till you drop’! Here is a guide to the retail outlets you will find here:
THE SOUTH WALK
For music, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, accessories, adaptors and CD wallets
Inexpensive jewellery and beautiful pashminas in every colour under the sun.
Mel Fisher’s Treasures
This is a fascinating gift and jewellery shop which was started by Mel Fisher, whose family own a world-class salvage and conservation business. His family has been diving and searching for treasure from the ‘1715 fleet,’ numbering about 10 ships, which sank off the coast of Florida during a hurricane. They started salvaging the fleet in 1963, and are still doing so. They are also salvaging the Nuestra Senora de Atocha, and her sister ship, the Santa Margarita, which sank in 1622, off the coast of Key West. All these ships of the Spanish fleet were carrying vast amounts of gold bullion and silver ingots and all were sunk by hurricanes. In this most unusual shop you can buy replica coins, rings, jewellery, chains, treasure books and videos as well as souvenirs. You can also buy genuine emeralds, gold bars etc. online.
A bookshop where you can purchase something to read on the flight.
Ideal place to buy last minute Florida goods and souvenirs. All the usual things, glasses, mugs, ornaments, key rings, postcards etc.
This shop has its roots in Provence, France and provides an array of Skin/Hair Care products.
It seeks to ‘create harmony which links the pleasures of the senses with inner balance’
They use natural recipes for face, body and home, and amongst the authentic products with Mediterranean roots you will find fragrances, scented candles, body and hand care, bath and shower, skincare, hair care, home fragrances, soaps, and essential oils.
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Beach Wear with a ‘surfin’ feel.
Chocolate to die for – don’t even go in if you are on a diet! Fresh hand made European style chocolates, including edible chocolate boxes, chocolate novelties, assortment boxes, truffles and holiday specials like Santa and Christmas trees. Can you resist?
Just for women – inspirational gifts and apparel ‘for the female in your life.’
A speciality retail business concept which ‘celebrates the sisterhood of women through retail products.’
THE NORTH WALK
Fantastic High Tech Accessories - ‘Tech, Tools and Toys’
Palm One Handhelds, Palm Navigator, Blue Tooth Headsets, Satellite Radios, Sound Isolating Headphones, accessories for Palm One handhelds, mobile phones, PDAs, laptop computers etc.
You may have to drag your family out of this shop if you don’t want to miss your flight!
Best of America
Patriotic goods with an emphasis on the American Flag, and everything American.
Another bookshop to browse through.
If you are mad about Harleys you won’t want to miss this shop.
Lids is the number one destination for online hats – from baseball caps to NASCAR
Fabulous fresh handmade cosmetics – first sold their products to the Body Shop in the UK, then opened a shop in Poole, Dorset, and invented bath bombs, shampoo bars and massage bars. They now have 185 shops around the world, including the one at MCO. Try the Butterball, made with natural cocoa butter it softens the bathwater and your skin, or maybe you prefer the fragrance of ylang ylang and jasmine. Simply delicious fragrances. A great British success.
Clothing, accessories, sunglasses and more.
Designer perfumes, colognes, and fragrance gifts.
The most successful wrist watch of all time.
Sun Trust Bank
News and gifts – get your last minute necessities here.
Kennedy Space Center
Sea World Store
Universal Studio Store
Walt Disney EarPort
If you forgot something at the parks you still have time to pick up a last minute souvenir of your wonderful trip to Orlando.
W.H. Smith Books.co
Maybe you need a novel to read on the ‘plane, or a newspaper, it’s all here.
If you want to pick up some last minute Duty Frees this is the place to do it.
Fashion jewellery, including pearls.
If you are a Harley fanatic you won’t want to miss this shop.
Keys Gift Shop
Items for travelling, plus interesting gifts
Get your Florida Lottery tickets here!
Kennedy Space Centre
Sea World Store
Universal Studios Store
Magic of Disney
These fantastic shops can also be found in the East Hall. They are a delightful way of passing the time, and who knows, you might find something you missed at the Parks.
All the best brands – well you are bound to be back, and sunglasses are a must-have!
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Page added on: 12 November 2005
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Travel size cosmetics etc. at L'Occitane
L'Occitane - perfume etc
Ron Jon's Surf Shop for all you surfin' dudes.
Borders Books - reading matter for the flight
Erwin Pearl - beautiful necklaces etc
Erwin Pearl - jewellery
Perfumania - perfume for everyone
Colourful Crocs in all sizes
Airport Wireless - high-tech accessories
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