Find all the Fashion Malls and Outlets in Tuscany with this special Guide to Italian Outlets

Tuscany had always been one of the favorite destinations for tourism, thanks to its wonderful landscapes, cities freighted with art, cookery and nature.

But there’s one more thing that shouldn’t be forgotten: the importance of made in Italy.

For many years Italian clothing and accessories have been submitted to products coming from other countries, for example from China or America, and it was in danger of disappearing, losing the challenge of prices and supply. Only in 2009 a law was enacted to protect Made in Italy: strict controls on materials provenience, manufacture and places of production saved this mark, drastically decreasing the brands that could boast of that title.

Nowadays, Made in Italy is pointed as one of the best marks of the world, synonymous with quality and accurate working. Tuscany occupies a great importance now in international commerce, and flanks other Italian Regions in competitive market.

In this process of “rehabilitation of the name”, Italian brand outlets surely played a great role, offering first quality products at lower prices.

There are many factory outlets in Tuscany, a number second only to Lombardy.

Florence is the most famous city of Tuscany for shopping: the old town center il populated by hundreds of boutiques and shops, but they’re sometimes very expensive. That’s why many outlets have sprouted all around the city.

The biggest one is located near Barberino del Mugello and it’s called Barberino Designer Outlet. It gathers more than 100 stores, including lots of famous Italian brand, as Benetton, Cavalli, Ferré, Missoni, Prada, D&G and Trussardi, with foreign well-known names, as Adidas, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, for all budgets and tastes.

Another factory outlet shopping center near Florence is The Mall. As Barberino Outlet, it’s a brand gallery, mixing Italian and International brands. It’s situated in Reggello, 45 minutes away from the chief town of Tuscany and it includes a visitor center inside the structure.

Beyond the big brand galleries, there are also mono-brand outlets, as Conte of Florence one in Campi Bisenzio and Dolce and Gabbana Industria at Incisa Valdarno, with bargains and offers for fans.

Moving to the district of Arezzo, interested people will find Valdichiana Outlet Village next to Foiano della Chiana, hosting the highest number of brands of all factory outlets in Tuscany. International marks and Italian ones will no doubt let visitors fall in love with their clothes and accessories sold with the lowest prices ever.

Smaller dimensions for Marzotto Factory Store, located in Arezzo city, but cheap objects as well. Half way between Florence and Arezzo there’s the mono-brand Prada Outlet, selling clothes, shoes and accessories signed with the famous surname.

To experience the outlets shopping centers in Tuscany, shopping-fan-tourists could also take the advantage of Outlets and Shopping Tours bookable online on

For a whole day trip there’s the Private Tour with private transport to Prada Outlet, The Mall, Fendi and Dolce & Gabbana outlet. The driver will be a local guide and will give passengers advices and indications.

The other shopping tour will led to Prada Outlet and The Mall for a 7 hours tour with a local guide on the coach.

So, Made in Italy and outlet malls in Tuscany waits for fashion fans and for the people that still do not appreciate as it deserves.

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