A trip to Italy is synonymous with three things: art & culture, good food and Made-in-Italy products.
Florence is one of the most important fashion centres in Italy and you will find the biggest and best brands here at discounted prices. And that's not all. Fashion exemplifies how an innate flair and a passion for all beautiful things feature in everything that Italian manufacturers create. The city's ateliers are the best example of the great hand-crafted tradition which today is considered to be a guarantee of quality and excellence around the world. Clothes, glasses, bags and shoes are just but an example of what a day of shopping in the narrow streets of Florence could yield.
What's more, on the outskirts of the city, within easy reach on public transport, you can find many outlets where you find items from the most prestigious brands at exceptional prices.
Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana's outlet stores are the perfect places where to go shopping in Florence, but there's also the historic tanning workshops, and wood-making and silver-working ateliers; here, you can express your desire for shopping and appreciation for beautiful things.
A list of Shopping Outlets in Tuscany
Leccio - Reggello
Tel 055 8657775
Open: Mon - Sun 1000 - 1900 (opening hours may vary on public holidays)
Outlet stores include; Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Loro Piana, Giorgio Armani, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Valentino, Versace, Tom Ford, Bottega Veneta and many more!
Arriving by shuttle bus: Leaving from Florence - nearby Santa Maria Novella railway station (Busitalia/Sita stop located in Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 17) Mon - Sun there are buses at 08:50, 11:00, 14:00, 16:00, returning to Florence at 09:45, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 19:20. Cost is 7Eur each way or total 13Eur return ticket.
Barberino Designer Outlet
Barberino di Mugello
Tel 055 842161
Open: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Arriving by car or private transfer: from Florence - highway A1 exit @ Barberino di Mugello; shuttle bus service from Florence is currently suspended till further notice