The Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue – exit 68 of the I4 are easier to navigate than the ones on International Drive and have many of the same well-known brands.
There is copious parking available at these outlets – we prefer to park in the garage (no charge) as it keeps the car in the shade or out of the rain if you get caught in one of the daily summer thunderstorms – handy covered walkways take you across to the shops.
The favourite retailers for the girls were Nine West – great buy 2 offer, Levis, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, DKNY and Gap. If you go to the Information Desk in the Food Court you can also buy a further voucher book for additional savings – or if you follow the Premium Outlets on Twitter they often have a ‘Twitter Tuesday’ offer where you can take your phone and show it at the desk to get a free voucher booklet. They also have a 50 plus shopper perk on Tuesday, if you are at least 50 years of age you can take advantage of an added 10% savings on Tuesdays by simply presenting a photo identification with your proof of age to the cashier at participating stores
Other things to watch – not just at the outlets – in Florida they don’t add the tax onto the advertised prices so you need to allow 6-7% to be added at the tills. Also – you may well be asked for photo id if paying by credit card so take your photo card from your driving licence or passport with you.
Finally – the shops are open much later than at home – we find it is nice to browse in the evening when the temperatures have cooled and the shops are less busy.
Mon-Sat: 10am-11pm, Sun: 10am-9pm