Italy's Hottest Fashion Outlets

Where to find bargains from past collections by top Italian & international designers. Discounts at the stores or centres listed range from 30 to 70%
by Corriere della Sera


Spaccio Luciano Soprani
Not as classic as Armani, but still very stylish
Via Morosini 30, Milan, tel.: +39 02 55183913

Spaccio Etro
Clothing, fabrics, scarves, shoes and more
Via Spartaco 3, Milan, tel.: +39 02 798168

Factory Store Valextra
Bags, suitcases, shoes by Valextra
Via Cerva 11, Milan, tel.: +39 02 76003459

Factory Store Samsonite

Suitcases, bags, shoes by Samsonite
Via Milan 18, Corsico (Milan) , tel.: +39 02 4408363
Via Clivio 23, Viggiù (Varese) , tel.: +39 0332 440200

Spaccio Kookai
Cool clothes for young fashion lovers
Via Quintiliano 33, Milan, tel.: +39 02 58016368

Franciacorta Outlet Village

A rustic-style factory outlet village near the Ospitaletto exit of the Milan-Venice autostrada. Top labels stocked include Pancaldi, Versace, Levi's/Dockers, Frette, Mila Schon
Località Moie, Rodengo Saiano (Brescia)

La Galleria Outlet Center Seriate

A small (12 ,000 sq. m.) factory outlet centre near the Seriate exit on the Milan-Venice autostrada. Good range of labels, including Timberland, Baldinini, Massimo Rebecchi, Golden Lady, Playtex and Revedi
Via Tonale 101, Albano Sant'Alessandro (Bergamo) , tel.: +39 035 584611

Fashion District
Near the Mantova Sud exit on the A22 autostrada. An attractive factory outlet village with lots of top labels
Bagnolo San Vito (Mantua), tel.: +39 0376 25041


Mc Arthur Glen Designer Outlets
Italy's first outlet village, near the Serravalle exit on the Milan-Genoa autostrada. Over one hundred outlets representing top Italian and international labels, including Aspesi, Byblos, Dolce &Gabbana Cacharel, Clarks/Lacoste, Fratelli Rossetti, Invicta, Levi's/Dockers, Marina Yachting, Nike, Reebok, Stonefly, Valextra, Versace, Slam, Phard, Fiorucci, La Perla, Bulgari and Loro Piana
Via della Moda 1, Serravalle Scrivia (Alessandria), tel.: +39 0143 686003


Fox Town
Huge factory outlet centre in a post-modern building that stands very close (seven kilometres) to the Italy-Switzerland border. Two hundred top Italian and international labels are represented, including Gucci, Prada, Versace, Ferrè, Krizia, Dolce &Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, Missoni, Les Copains, Bally, Diesel, Esprit, Nike, Replay, Adidas, Johnny Lambs, Superga, Ralph Lauren, Etro, Samsonite and more
Via Maspoli 18, Mendrisio - Canton Ticino (Svizzera) - tel.: +41 848 828888


The Mall
Luxury factory outlet centre with the very top labels:Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Sergio Rossi, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Loro Piana, Agnona, Tod's, Hogan, La Perla group, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, Valentino
Via Europa 8, Leccio/Reggello (Florence), tel.: +39 055 8657775

I Pellettieri d'Italia
Prada outlet
Località Levanella, Montevarchi (Arezzo) tel.: +39 055 91901

Fendi outlet (clothes, perfumes, shoes and more)
Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio 9, Rignano sull'Arno (Florence), tel.: +39 055 834981


Castel Romano Outlet
Attractive factory outlet village with many top labels, including Dolce Gabbana, Clayeux, Guess, Diesel, CK Jeans, CK Kids, Tommy Hilfiger, Etro, Marina Yachting, Lovable and Fratelli Rossetti
Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64, Castel Romano (Rome), tel.: +39 06 5050050

Fashion District
A lovely factory outlet village near the Valmontone exit on the Milan-Naples autostrada.
Località Pascolaro, Valmontone (Rome) , tel.: +39 06 9597128


Fidenza Village
A scenic factory outlet centre with many top labels, including Versace, Furla, Triumph, Trussardi, Pinko, Reebok, Phard, Samsonite and Camper
Via San Michele Campagna/località Chiusa Ferranda, Fidenza (Parma), tel.: +39 0524 335511


San Marino Factory Outlet
A factory outlet centre with many top labels
Via Tre Settembre 3 , Serravalle /Republic of San Marino, tel.: +39 0549 904014


Spaccio Della Valle
Factory outlet of the top designer casual shoe labels, Tod's and Hogan
ViaFilippo della Valle, Sant'Elpidio a Mare (Ascoli Piceno), tel.: +39 0734 871671


Timberland Factory Outlet
Outlets for Timberland designer shoes and clothes
* Via Piave 24/26, Pero (Milan) Lombardy, tel.: +39 02 3536687
* Via dei Castelli Romani 15/a, Pomezia (Rome) Lazio, tel.: +39 06 91602237
* Strada Statale 12 del Brennero 46, Vipiteno (Bolzano) Trentino Alto Adige, tel.: +390472-767670

Armani Factory Store
Giorgio Armani outlet
* Strada provinciale per Bregnano 13, Vertemate (Como), tel.: +39 031 887373
* Via Merloni 10, Matelica (Macerata), tel.: +39 0737 782352

Dolce &Gabbana
Dolce &Gabbana outlet
* Località Santa Maria Maddalena, Pian dell'Isola/Incisa Valdarno (Florence) - Tuscany -tel.: +39 055 8331300
* Via Rossini 70, Legnano (Milan) - Lombardy - tel.: +39 0331 545888

Diffusione Tessile (Max Mara)
Factory outlet of the Max Mara group (labels include Max &Co.,Marella, I Blues and Marina Rinaldi…)
* Galleria San Carlo 4, Milan - Lombardy - tel.: +39 02 76000829
* Via De Nicola , Cesano Boscone (Milan) - Lombardy - tel.: +39 02 45862300
* Junction of Strada Statale Rabuiese and Strada Provinciale Farnei, Muggia (Trieste) - Friuli Venezia Giulia, tel.: +39 040 235089
* Strada Pontina Km. 28,400 - Pomezia (Rome)- Lazio - tel.: +39 06 9105673
* Via Padana Inferiore Ovest 15, Legnago (Verona) - Veneto, tel.: +39 0422 602811
* Corso Francia 313, Collegno (Turin) - Piedmont - tel.: +39 011 4157840
* Inside Centro Commerciale Valle Scrivia ,Via Isorelle 15/B, Savignone (Genoa) - Liguria - tel.: +39 010 9761200
* Via Goleto 13/B, Boretto (Reggio Emilia ) - Emilia Romagna - tel.: +39 0522 964415
* Via Zippitelli 16, Bari - Puglia - tel.: +39 080 5662068
* Corso Umberto 291, Montesilvano (Pescara)- Abruzzo - tel.: +39 085 834610
* Via del Mare 180, San Giovanni in Marignano /Cattolica - , Emilia Romagna - tel.: +39 0541 827164


The Real “Caprese”

The recipe of the delicious Italian traditional salad “caprese” is very easy: Italian cheese mozarella (it is better to take buffalo mozzarella), sweet tomatoes, extra vergine olive oil and basil leaves for decoration. However the real Italian “caprese” made from freshest groceries you can taste only in Italy.


Have you tasted zucchini and pumpkin blossoms?

Don’t be surprised finding zucchini and pumpkin blossoms among vegetables at the food market or at the grocery store. Тhese are common ingredients of many dishes of traditional Roman cuisine which is famous for use of fresh local seasonal products. However using zucchini and pumpkin blossoms is also popular in other regions of Italy. Both male and female blossoms with tiny baby zucchinis attached are used for cooking. You can find the blossoms in different dishes: salads, frittatas, soups, risottos, pastas, stews, pies. Тhey are also eaten stuffed and baked. Deep-fried zucchini and pumpkin blossoms are very popular as an appetizer.
I recommend to try “Fiori di zucchine fritti” deep-fried zucchini blossoms, “Spaghetti con Gamberetti e Fiori di Zucca” spaghetti with shrimps and pumpkin blossoms, “Risotto ai Fiori di Zucca al Prosecco” risotto with pumpkin blossoms, parmesan and sparkling Prosecco, “Torta salata con fiori di zucca” vegetable pie with pumpkin blossoms.


Spinning on the bull

One of the floor mosaics of the splendid Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II connecting the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza della Scala in Milan is the emblem of Turin, the bull. According to a Milan tradition spinning on the bull brings good luck. However some say that one needs to made a wish while spinning and that will definitely come true. One way or another this tradition is daily followed by hundreds of visitors of the gallery, mostly tourists. As a result the image of the bull requires a restoration every year.


The Antique Market along the banks of the Naviglio Grande, Milan

The Antique Market takes place last Sunday of every month, except for July, along the banks of the Naviglio Grande, the most ancient canal of Milan. It monthly gathers more than 380 selected exhibitors, and attracts approximately 150.000 antique lovers and tourists. Here you can find pieces of furniture, kitchen items, china, glass, silverware, clothes and accessories, toys, radios, cameras, bronze items, sculptures, paintings, drawings, books - the full picture the 20s-50s of the previous century.
During the exhibition all the pubs and restaurants as well as art workshops of the area are open, that makes the visit to the event even more pleasurable.
The next antique market will take place on October, 28. Don’t miss it!
By subway: green line, Porta Genova stop