Do you hear that sound? It’s my wallet crying. You see, today at Walt Disney World the all new Marketplace Co-Op store opened on the Marketplace side of Downtown Disney. This new shop is home to six different specialty boutiques all under one roof. The store’s purpose is to be a testing ground for new Disney retail concepts, shops, and products, although it also appears it will sell some unique items that you can only get by stopping inside.
When guests enter they see a main common area with the shops forking off of the main area. There are six different shops that guests can choose to visit, each one selling rare and exclusive merchandise. Each boutique has a different theme, selling merchandise that fits that particular theme.
First, and perhaps my favorite, is Disney Centerpiece. This store specializes in kitchen and housewares. Centerpiece’s merchandise features bowls, plates, signs, pillows, etc., all with a Disney flair. (For example, one of the most popular items is an Orange Bird pillow.)
The Trophy Room specializes in sports memorabilia with a vintage look. Common items sold here are hats, shirts, and collectibles.
Cherry Tree Lane focuses on selling accessories such as purses, jewelery, and scarves. This is be the place to go if you are looking to buy a Dooney & Bourke or Vera Bradley purse. The store is named after the Banks’ residence in Mary Poppins.
D-Tech on Demand is another place where I will be spending all my money. This store offers cell phone cases that can be custom-made, along with pre-made options, including limited edition cases. The shop also sells other fun Disney-themed electronics.
Beautifully Disney offers guests make-up and beauty selections with a Disney theme. The store also sells fragrances, bath products, and other beauty items.
Finally we have Zoey and Pickles, which is where your teen or tween girl will want to visit. This shop features clothing and accessories galore, with the latest trends in mind.
The Marketplace Co-Op can be found in the location of the former Team Mickey store, between Once Upon a Toy and World of Disney. The shop is open from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday – Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. It is a must-stop on my visits to Downtown Disney, for sure!