Best Of 2022

Best of Orlando® 2022: Shopping and Retail

Best of Orlando® 2022: Shopping and Retail

Local Legend: Gui Castro

With a superhuman and unerring sense of style and eye for design, Castro designs all manner of clothing and finery for the modern man, which then makes its way from Brazil to his Orlando-based Lacastro Store. Castro seemingly peers into the future for the hottest trends.

1st: Renninger's Flea Market & Antique Center,
Much like its sister locations in Pennsylvania's Amish Country, Renninger's Mount Dora location is like an organically powered time machine, where you can turn back the calendar a couple of decades by rummaging through the collective attics of ten thousand grandmas. You can easily get lost for hours any weekend in the vibrant farmers market and permanent flea market, which teems with every dust-encrusted collectible imaginable. But for the full effect, be sure to attend one of their seasonal sales events — especially the semiannual Extravaganzas, which attract hundreds of antique vendors from across the country, covering acres of rolling hills with their brimming booths. Bring walking shoes and a sturdy wagon for carrying purchases, because antiquing at Renninger's ain't for the fainthearted.

2nd: Adjectives Market,

3rd: The Lovely Boutique Market,

1st: Lily's Bridal,

2nd: Minerva's Bridal,

3rd: Gray Collective Bridal Boutique,

1st: Surterra Wellness,
CBD products, which don't get you high but are used for pain relief, are all the rage right now. Our voters this year say Surterra Wellness is the place to go to get the best that Orlando has to offer.

2nd: The Hemp Depot Orlando,

3rd: Daisy's Smoke Shop,

1st: Corona Cigar Co. & Diamond Crown Lounge,

2nd: Nora's Sugar Shack Beer Wine & Cigars,

3rd: Celery City Cigars,

Best Comic Book Shop
Photo by Matt Keller Lehman

1st: Gods & Monsters,
Nestled in the heart of the I-Drive area, this eclectic comic book and collectibles shop gives locals incentive to venture into the tourist zone. Packed to the gills with funnybooks, graphic novels, toys, statues and gaming supplies, Gods & Monsters has it all ... including an apocalyptic speakeasy, Vault 5421, accessible only from the rear of the store.

2nd: Coliseum of Comics,

3rd: Blackbird Comics & Coffeehouse,

1st: Fairvilla Megastore,

2nd: Embellish FX,

3rd: Deja Vu Vintage Clothing & Accessories,

1st: Eola Eyes,

2nd: SEE Eyewear,

3rd: Oxford Eyes,

1st: Floor & Decor,

2nd: ProSource of Orlando,

3rd: The Flooring Center,