Here you can find articles by the most prestigious brands, all at substantial discounted prices.
The Mall: This outlet is only 45 minutes far from Florence and displays the most famous Italian designers. Bottega Veneta, Emanuel Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent to name a few.
Prada Outlet: Large outlet of the well known brands such as: PRADA, HELMUT LANG, MIU MIU, PRADA SPORT and JIL SANDER only one hour far from Florence.
McArthur Glenn Outlet at Barberino: More than 90 shops in an unique frame, a pleasant outdoor walk and undoubtedly the greatest outlet realized in Tuscany, 30 minutes far from Florence.
FLORENCE FEATURE SHOPPING
Florence is also synonym to excellent shopping. The most prestigious shopping streets in Florence are Via della Vigna Nuova and Via Tornabuoni, the place to head for the best clothing boutiques, gold jewelry and for stylish shoes. Here you'll find all major brands from Pucci, Gucci, Versace, Coveri, and Ferragamo
Florence markets are well known spots where tradition meets quality in a frenzy atmosphere, appealing to everyone including the frequent visitors.
Mercato Centrale, or Central Market, this is the most hectic of all Florentine markets, loud and alive, here real trade, mostly of fresh products, goes on every day. The best location to buy all the season’s fresh products, from truffles, cheeses, bread, Olive Oil, meat and fish; all stands are logically placed and separated in sections by products.
Mercato Nuovo, or Porcelino market, between via Calimala and via Porta Rossa, is beautifully arranged inside the “Loggia”. Once trading place for precious silks and precious metals from the 1800’s, today the trade is mostly leather products and souvenirs.
San Lorenzo Market, an everyday market (but Mondays) selling exclusively leather products of all kind is situated on the famous square of San Lorenzo.
Flee Market, better known as Mercato dei Ciompi, is located in this same square, it sells anything from antiques to the most unusual items and bric-a-brac, still today it preserves it’s very regional scent.
Antiques craftsmanship is another very important trade in Florence, where you will be able to find unique objects such as furniture and paintings.
Prestige antiques shops in Florence are concentrated mostly in Via Maggio, but also in Via de’Fossi and Borgo Ognissanti.
The most fragrant spots in town, where you will find historical and tailor made essences
Essences, pomades, spirits, balms, waters,liqueurs and other preparations of the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella. Adiacent to piazza di santa maria novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, established by the dominican fathers shortly after 1221. Many of the officina’s preparations have made history and have marked an epoch: the essences, as well as the famous and much requested perfumes, are still prepared to a large extent following the formulas studied in 1500 the 'acqua di rose', rose water, an excellent refreshing tonic for red eyes, was already available for sale in the second half of the fourteenth century. Other favourites include the perfumed powders produced from the ground rhizome of the iris, the flower that grows freely on the hills around florence in such profusion as to be adopted as the lily symbol of the city, still represented in its coat of arms. Production is limited and is meticulously controlled.
only the highest quality natural ingredients are used and the procedures are the same ones used by the pharmacy's founding fathers.
The "Profumeria Inglese"
The premises, made by valuable mahogany wood, that after 150 years survive in this shop in the Florence’s heart, Via Tornabuoni, have been the reason to put the Perfumery in the list of the 57 shops judged "untouchable", protected by the Belle Arti Minister.
Today the Profumeria Inglese is famous to sell valuable Italian, French, Swiss and Japanese brands.
"TAILOR MADE" SHOPPING
Shopping with a personal touch, Tailor Made to your taste and more importantly to your measure. The best addresses in Florence for the finest in traditional tailoring; shoes, shirts and suits cut from scratch entirely tailored to your specifications, a personal gift you present to yourself to remind you of the finest Italian craftsmanship. Let yourself be guided by our personal experience of quality.