With so many designer stores everywhere, shopping can certainly be costly in Italy. It can be tough on the purse for many people. Thankfully, there is outlet shopping. Italian outlet shopping can save you money, and you will still get the best of everything. So where are these stores located?
Outlet malls in Italy are located throughout the country, but most of them are in the three big cities – Rome, Florence, and Milan. Usually, these stores are on the city outskirts. You will have to travel a bit to visit them, but in the end it’s worth it.
The Mall – This outlet mall near Florence is open daily between 10 AM and 7 PM. It’s located at Leccio-Reggello. You find the outlet stores of Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Dior, Bottega, Ermenegildo Zegna, Veneta, Armani, Fendi, Pucci, Gucci, Valentino, and many other brands. Drive along the A1 which travels to Rome and go through the exit that is marked Incisa. The Mall in Florence will soon come up on your left. You can also take the train from Florence and then a taxi to the outlets.
Dolce & Gabbana – Open between 10 AM and 7 PM every day of the week, except Sundays, this Florence outlet is in Pian dell’Isola Rignano sull’Arno, close to The Mall. Two of its floors are dedicated to clothing and shoes. Go through the impressive collection of samples, seconds, front-line stocks, and even past collections. Once again, take the A1 towards Rome and then turn when you reach Incisa. Follow the signs and you will reach the store.
Serravalle Designer Outlet – These designer outlets in Milan include Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Guess, Trussardi, and 176 others. Serravalle Designer is open every day between 10 AM and 8 PM. Take the A7 from to Bologna/Genova/Venezia and exit at Serravalle Scrivia.
Armani – This Armani outlet store near Milan is located in Vertemate con Minoprio. You’ll find the entire Armani collection there. Hours are from 10 AM to 2 PM and then 3 PM to 7 PM and it is closed on Sunday. Reach Milano Nord Cadona and take the train that goes to Fino Mornasco. A taxi will take you there in no time.
Castel Romano Designer Outlet – This designer outlet in Rome is open between 10 AM and 8 PM (Monday – Thursday) and between 10 AM and 9 PM (Friday and Saturday). Located at Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa, it carries products from Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Zegna, Ermenegildo, La Perla, Mandarina Duck, Ferragamo, Valentino, and Robert Cavalli. Travel through the SS148 south toward Pomezia and exit at Castel Romano/Laurentina.
Valmontone Outlet – Products at this Rome designer outlet are from Intimissimi, Calvin Klein, Sisley, Clarks, Baldinini, and Ethic. It is open between 10 AM and 8 PM Monday through Friday, and for an hour more on the weekend. You will find this Rome outlet store at Via della Pace. Take the A1 that goes to Napoli, and then the E45 for San Cesareo, exiting at Valmontone.