The 7 best outlets in Tuscany
If you are in the mood for shopping, we invite you to try this itinerary among the best luxury outlets and company shops near Florence
When you say Tuscany, you think of art and landscape. Next comes fashion and the many luxury outlets and company shops that attract shopping enthusiasts from all over the world who have found their Aladdin's lamp in these sanctuaries of luxury purchases at discounted or factory prices. Here are the most important ones with the addition of a few secret or almost secret addresses.
1_THE MALL LUXURY OUTLETS - FLORENCE
This is Italy's most famous and certainly unmissable factory outlet centre, just an hour from Florence. In a vast area surrounded by the Tuscan hills, The Mall Firenze is the most representative capital of international and Italian high fashion brands at outlet prices: from Gucci to Prada, Moncler, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Loro Piana for a total of over 40 big super brands. Inside The Mall Florence there are also two exclusive restaurants: Toscanino Bistrò and Toscanino Ristorante&Bottega. Just 10 minutes from the Insisa exit on the A1 motorway. Open Monday to Friday, from 10am to 7pm, Via Europa 8, Leccio Reggello, Florence, T +39 055 8657 775.
2_BARBERINO DESIGNER OUTLET
About a hundred fashion, sportswear, casualwear and streetwear brands make up the offer panel of this Mugello super-outlet, 40 minutes from Florence and a stone's throw from the Barberino exit on the A1 motorway. Goods are discounted by up to 70%. Among the brands - ranging from clothing to accessories, but also design objects for the home, perfumery and food - stand out Polo Ralph Lauren, NIke, Gap, Levi's, Hugo Boss, Boggi, New Balance, North Sails, Pollini, Salomon, The North Face, Timberland. Again, this is a village built to make the shopping experience enjoyable. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm, Via Meucci, Barberino del Mugello, Florence, T +39 055 842161.
3_THE SPACE - PRADA
This is Prada's corporate outlet, the first luxury outlet to be opened in Tuscany, in correspondence with the production centre of the famous fashion house born from the creative genius of Miuccia and the entrepreneurial skills of Patrizio Bertelli, originally from Arezzo. A huge space houses the men's and women's collections and accessories from the Prada, Miu Miu, Car Shoee and Church collections. Open Monday to Friday, from 11 am to 6 pm. Via Aretina, 403, Montevarchi, Arezzo, T. +39 055 919 6528.
4_ERMANNO SCERVINO - COMPANY SHOP
Inside the Ermanno Scervino production centre, the company store is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the stylish and glamorous world of the Florentine designer who has made knitwear, cashmere and fur his winter cults. Men's, women's and accessories, at factory discounted prices. Open every day from 10am to 7pm. Via di Tizzano, 169, Bagno a Ripoli, Florence T. + 39 055 649241.
5_MALO - OUTLET STORE
This is the outlet store for refined cashmere garments by Malo, on sale at discounted prices from 50% to 70%. A mecca for lovers of luxury knitwear. Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.30 am to 7 pm, from Thursdays to Sundays from 10 am to 7 pm, closed on Mondays. Piazza Marconi, 339, Prato, T. +39 0574 742889.
6_FALIERO SARTI - FACTORY OUTLET
We are in the realm of the famous shawls designed by Monica Sarti, silk, cashmere, gauze, featherweight, enormous, enveloping veils. The factory outlet is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Via Vittorio Alfieri, 88, Campi Bisenzio, Florence T. +39 055 8966250.
7_GINORI 1735- FACTORY STORE
Whoever is not familiar with the emblazoned porcelain of the Ginori factory in Doccia, Sesto Fiorentino, will raise their hand. The factory shop has existed for years, but a few months ago it was moved inside the company to a space that finally does it justice. You can find complete servings, but also unique pieces at incredible prices. A place that can offer unthinkable surprises. Open Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm. Viale Giulio Cesare, 50, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, T. +39 055 4210472.