Sales in Florence 2012: the winter sales season in Florence will start on January 5, 2012 and will last one month. It will be a unique opportunity for those who love the Made in Italy fashion not only by famous brands, but also the most peculiar and sophisticated products by the craftsmen that made Florence famous worldwide.
For your window-shopping in the suggestive streets of this wonderful city, the ideal reference is undoubtedly the Hotel Brunelleschi, located on a lovely, tiny square behind de’ Calzaiuoli, at walking distance from the most famous Florence shopping streets and museums.
The Hotel Brunelleschi encloses a peculiar ancient Byzantine tower. The hotel has renovated rooms, all with elegant furnishing and some with an impressive view on the Cathedral.
The restoration has been carried out by inspiring both to the Renaissance houses at the time Lawrence the Magnificent and to the 19th century mansions when Florence was the capital of Italy after the unification.
Sales in Florence 2012: shops and markets
The most famous destinations in Florence on occasion of sales 2012 are undoubtedly via de’ Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova, where you can find fashionable shops as well as the ateliers by the most renowned Italian designers such as Versace, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana. Also the neighbourhoods of Santa Croce and San Lorenzo are worth a mention in your shopping tour in Florence, especially San Lorenzo with its famous market spreading from the homonymous square to via dell’Ariento and surrounding the Church of San Lorenzo, in the historical centre. This market can be considered the most famous in town and takes place every day except Sunday and Monday; you can find garments, belts, wallets and many craft-made leather goods besides the classical souvenirs to cherish the memory of your visit to Florence.
The neighbourhood of S. Ambrogio still preserves the old Tuscan traditions, especially in some typical refreshment points (among which the “tripe inn”) as well as in the several food products and craftsmen goods of the market and of the shops nearby. Hand-made jewellery and watches by the Florence goldsmiths peep from the windows of many historical shops on the Ponte Vecchio. For craft-made products such as lamps, frames, glassware, cloths, pots and hats you can also visit the Oltrarno area and the neighbourhoods of Santo Spirito and San Frediano, located on the other side of the river, beyond the Ponte Vecchio.
Sales in Florence 2012: fashion and factory outlets
Located in the green Tuscan countryside, the Centro Commerciale “The Mall” offers a wide selection of items by the most important brands in one, exclusive place: garments, accessories, perfumes, shoes and house ware. Built in Leccio Regello, The Mall outlet is linked to the town by means of a free daily shuttle bus that picks up clients directly at the hotel (reservation is required). If you have your own car, The Mall is within easy reach from the A1 motorway. From Valentino to Fendi, from Salvatore Ferragamo to Giorgio Armani, the shopping fans can find designers’ garments at competitive prices in 22 shops. There are more than 100 shops, instead, at the Barberino Designer Outlet with an offer ranging from e garments to sportswear and house furnishing, the whole with price reductions from 30 to 70% throughout the year. Located at about 30 km from Florence, this outlet is also linked to town with a daily shuttle-bus service (paying) leaving from Fortezza da Basso at 10 am and 2.30 pm. An ideal solution for Sales in Florence 2011.
In the outskirts of Florence you can also find some factory outlets for your good deals: in the area of Sesto Fiorentino, for instance, you will find BPStudio, Cotton Belt, Roberto Cavalli and Maglificio Saint Pierre for those who love cachemire and knitwear.
In Campi Bisenzio the choice is also wide: from the casual clothing with discounts from 40% to 70% and brands such as Conte of Florence, 7Bell and BlackSheep, to the hats by Gruppo Da-Me (belonging to the Florence Leghorn Manufacturers’ Association) and exported all over the world and to the prêt-à-porter by Sasch and Patrizia Pepe.
Finally, the manufacturers of leather goods, shoes and bags are concentrated in the so called leather district, extending in the area of Valdinievole, Castelfiorentino, Santa Croce sull’Arno and Valdarno Superiore: in this area, the small manufacturers work on behalf of great designers and companies and you can find shoes, suitcases and high-quality accessories at competitive prices, especially on occasion of Sales in Florence 2012.