The Fashion Outlets in the Valdarno area.
Many of the Italian fashion designers originate in Tuscany: Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Ermanno Scervino, and Prada, just to mention some of the most famous brands. For those of you passionate about these brands it is a must to stop by one of the outlets located in this area of Tuscany where you have the opportunity to go shopping and take advantage of half priced deals on these famous brands. One day is not enough to visit all of the outlets in proximity to Florence!
Valdarno is an ideal stop for luxury shopping. In this area, which is located between Florence and Arezzo, there are the most important outlet stores of the “Made in Italy” fashion designers.
You can take the exit “Valdarno” from the highway to visit The Space, the huge official outlet store of Prada, which is located in Montevarchi. Here you will find a wide selection of items:Â from the famous “sail” shoes to the beautiful leather bags, and then again you will find every day clothing, such as shirts, boots, and wallets. Here you can truly find everything you are seeking. The outlet is quite large so plan for a big day of shopping; they are open daily until 7.30 pm.
Another renowned outlet you can visit which is nearer to Florence, in a village called Reggello, is The Mall. The Mall is a shopping center with several brands such as Gucci, Todâ€™s, Ferragamo, Dior, and Valentino.
The Mall is nothing but an aggregation of several shops located within small united buildings tucked away into the Tuscan countryside that will offer you a lot of opportunities at incredibly attractive prices. The deals you can find here are unique! The Mall is open every day, but the period of the greater deals is linked to the sales season (late winter and late summer).
Just few kilometerâ€™s before The Mall you can find the outlet of Dolce & Gabbana in the Incisa Valdarno area. It is more difficult to reach it but you will still find numerous indications to arrive to this wonderful outlet. Prices are middle-high but with a little luck you can find a handbag or a pair of shoes at incredible prices.
To arrive at The Mall, you pass through Groove Fashion and Fashion Valley. There are two recently built shopping centers with various brands: in the first area you will find brands such as Timberland, AnnaRita N, Playlife; in the second area you will find Marc Jacobs, John Richmond, Bally, Missoni and many more. Fashion Valley is the area dedicated to the brand of dream jewels instead such as IWC, Audemars Piguet, Pomellato, and Hermes. All the outlets mentioned above are open 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm and sell many more brands than mentioned above.
If you do not have a car there are shuttles every day leaving either from Florence and from other locations. A private car with driver can perform the transfers from the train station to the outlets.