Florence outlets are a hotspot for shopping enthusiasts. These top luxury outlet shops are filled with a dizzying array of big brand names and even bigger discounts. You’re sure to be spoiled for choice.
The Mall – The best of Florence Outlets
This famous outdoor outlet is the closest to Florence and very easy to get to. You’ll find a great choice of high fashion brands such as: Armani, Moschino, Cavalli, Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tom Ford, Versace and Valentino to name but a few. Prada and Gucci have their own two storey building where you can lose yourself amongst gorgeous clothes, shoes, bags and all sorts of accessories. It’s spacious, neat and very easy to walk around.
This is a shopping nirvana if ever there was one. There are bargains galore. You’ll find the prices are on average 50% cheaper than a boutique. There’s a great selection of new and old collections with better prices. But bear in mind that these are all high fashion brands and “cheap” can be relative. Our advice is to go early in the morning and try and avoid crowds (it’s the most popular of all Tuscan outlets and can get crowded, especially in Summer). It might be a good idea to bring your own food as the choice of cafes and restaurant is very limited. There is a Tax refund office for non-European Union residents.
THE MALL OUTLET CENTRE IS LOCATED IN VIA EUROPA 8, LECCIO REGGELLO (FI) 50066
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Barberino Designer Outlet – From big names to more affordable stylish designers
This outdoor outlet is in a great location just 30 km. from Florence. There are ‘big’ luxury names as well as more accessible ones, and 100 stores to choose from. It’s a relaxed atmosphere, the space is nicely organised, and it’s designed to blend in with the surrounding landscape. You’ll find Prada, Michael Kors, D&G, Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni, Ralph Lauren, Cavalli, Hugo Boss, Furla and also a variety of more affordable Italian designers. Perfect place to get a few gifts to bring home.
A range of names and products (clothing, shoes, homeware, cosmetics, plenty of accessories and also luggage), good bargains, discount from 40 to 70% and even better bargains during the January and February sales. There are restaurants and plenty of cafes where you can rest your feet after hours of intense shopping.
The Space Outlet – Montevarchi – A relaxed shopping experience in a lovely setting.
Apart from the Florence outlets, there’s another very pleasant open-air one in Montevarchi 50 kilometres from Florence on the way to Arezzo. It has the bonus of a playground and plenty of cafes and restaurants (delicious local food, and a MacDonald’s if you have to) that make things easier if you’re travelling with kids. They can enjoy an ice-cream on one of the many benches while you shop ’til you drop.
Mostly Italian and European brands, from Tommy Hilfiger to Sisley, Guess, Geox, Enrico Coveri, Gas, Calvin Klein Jeans, Benetton, Timberland. You’ll find clothing (mostly casual and sporty), shoes, homeware, and some cosmetics. Don’t expect luxury brands. The real bargains are to be found during sales (check their website for special offers), but with such a huge variety of shops you’re bound to find something you can’t live without. Discounts average at around 20%.