There is nothing like the British High Street here in Orlando but outlets are big business with many recognised shops offering their wares at a discount. This includes the likes of Gap, Ralph Lauren, Nike and more shoe shops than you can possibly imagine.
Our favourite outlet has to be the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores close to Disney. It is a relatively small collection of shops with a great little independent coffee shop selling British tea and Daily Mails (well, you can’t have everything).
One thing that I find really annoying is that the prices shown do not include tax so having carefully got the correct amount out I then have to fish around for that extra amount at the till. In fact I don’t even know what the tax rate is here – I think it is about 7% but it isn’t displayed anywhere so I cannot be sure. This practice means that prices seem cheaper than they really are as you never remember to take the tax into account until it is too late. I much prefer the the UK system – although I would prefer the US tax rate!