THE SHOPPING GUIDE
OUTLETS IN TUSCANY
To the undoubtedly artistic, historical, scenic and gastronomical interest of Tuscany, one must add another interest, especially valued by “shopping” lovers, as this marvelous region is home to some of the best outlets in Italy, making of the area the true shopping heaven. It is no secret that Italy is a major reference as regards international fashion, and we can find perfect examples of this at the most exclusive and elegant boutiques in cities such as Rome, Milan and Florence.
Fortunately, some of the main brands such as Gucci, Prada, Armani, Missoni, Dolce & Gabbana or Cavalli, among others have become more affordable since these “outlets”, which are distributed in the Tuscan territory, concentrate a big number of stores set among the breath-taking landscapes of the region. Alternating cultural excursions in the area with a “technical stop” for a matter of hours to renovate your closet for the next season is perfectly achieved. Those who are planning to take advantage of May 1 long weekend or the Tuscan spring to go shopping will enjoy all the new arrivals at the best prices. Among the “outlets in the region we recommend the following:
OUTLET PRADA Levanella, Montevarchi(AR) tel. +39 055-91901. Situated in the area of Levanella, Montevarchi, in the province of Arezzo. It is one of the outlets that offers the biggest amount of products from the firm at really convenient prices.
THE MALL The Mall Leccio Reggello (FI) Via Europa, 8 -tel. +39 0558657775. A true paradise for top brands fashion lovers, for “fashion victims”, and for those seeking luxury fashion at “low cost”. It is undoubtedly the outlet with the biggest number of haute couture stores in the entire region. Some of the brands found here are the following: Alexander McQueen, Armani Jeans, Bottega Venetta, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hogan, La Perla, Loro Piana, Ferragamo, Tod’s, Valentino, Yohji Yamamoto, Yves Saint Laurent. The Space Este Outlet is located next to The Mall, and its main stores are Prada and Miu Miu.
DOLCE & GABANA Incisa in Val d’Arno (FI) Via S. Maria Maddalena, 49 -tel. + 39 055-8331300 Two-storey outlet where you can find clothes, accessories and shoes from the famous brand Domenico Dolce and Stefano Galbana has turned into an icon of Italian fashion worldwide.
ROBERTO CAVALLI Sesto Fiorentino, Osmannoro (FI) Via Volturno, 3/3 –tel. +39 055-317754 The first official outlet of the colorful Italian stylist, where you can find original striking products of Cavalli fashion at reduced prices.
OUTLET VALDICHIANA Valdichiana Outlet Village Foiano della Chiana (Arezzo) Tel. +39 0575 649926 Situated in the south of the region, it is the biggest Outlet in Tuscany, with over 150 stores, among which sport brands stand out ( Nike, Puma, Asics…), as well as a huge area devoted to Levi’s and other major areas selling CK, Guess, Diesel and Cavalli. All outlets are usually open from Monday to Sunday; however, some of them, like in the case of Outlet Valdichiana, will be close on May 1, so those who are planning to go shopping on the oncoming long weekend, we recommend checking what places will be open on May 1 to organize your stay better.