Raise your hand if you’re crazy about shopping! Yes?! Well thats one more reason to visit Tuscany, the shops ! Tuscany is a region rich in culture, history, art and commerce.
During my stay I visited some of the most prestigious outlets and shopping centres in Tuscany.
I started with The Mall in Reggello, near Florence, open every day from 10am to 19pm. Here I found luxury brands such as Gucci, Armani, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry and Alexander McQueen, to name just a few, all at affordable prices.
In the province of Florence, I made a shopping trip to the Barberino Designer Outlet, open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 20pm (in the summer it’s also open on Mondays). Here I found shops suitable for both adults and children: Calvin Klein, Puma, Adidas, Guess, Coccinelle, Pupa, Bormioli and Lagostina. A shopper’s paradise!
I treated myself to a visit to the Valdichiana Outlet Village, in the province of Arezzo, in Foiano della Chiana, open daily from 10am to 20pm. It is one of the best designer outlets in Tuscany, I lost myself among the 140 shops, where I was able to take advantage of major discounts, which never hurts!
In Tuscany there are also the factory outlets: single-brand shops with items that are located near the factory that produces them. The factory outlets are accessible by car and are definately worth the drive.
Near Incisa in Val d’Arno ( Florence) is the Località Santa Maria Maddalena Pian dell’Isola, where you can find the factory outlet of Dolce and Gabbana.
In Reggello, also in the province of Florence, close to The Mall, there is the paradise of Fendi.
If you too are crazy for Prada, do not miss The City of Space Levanella (S.S. 69) in Montevarchi, near Arezzo. Take note, that you can only enter the store once you have withdrawn a number at the entrance. There are only 100 numbers a day, so it is best to get there early.
In Osmannoro, in via Volturno 3, i found the shop of Roberto Cavalli, here you can buy the clothes from previous collections at lower prices than those of the market.
As you might have guessed, i enjoy the shops, if you do too, there’s no place like Tuscany.