Florence is famed for more than its historical and cultural treasures. Our city is also the place to go for those who love great shopping and high fashion. If you’re on the hunt for designer clothes and accessories, don’t skip a visit to The Mall, the outlet for top designers, where you can snap up outfits by the world’s most famous designers at great prices.
Open year round from 10 am to 7 pm (and 8 pm in the summer), The Mall should be on the agenda of anyone who loves shopping.
About a half hour from Florence, The Mall is in the hills of Tuscany and the outlet home to luxury: Gucci, Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Alexander Mcqueen, Balenciaga, Ferragamo, Tod’s, Valentino, Hogan, Cavalli, Dior…to name just a few of the 30 labels found at The Mall.
You can get to The Mall on public transportation, or take advantage of its daily shuttle bus that goes from Florence’s center to the Outlet and back (you can also book a direct pick-up at the hotel).
Gucci is one of the stores that draws the biggest hoards (there’s often a line to get in).
Open just a few years, the multi-storey store sells clothes, shoes, bags, wallets and accessories for men and women from the world-renowned Florentine label.
There is also the Gucci Caffè and restaurant to take a breather between purchases. On the top floor, it has a gorgeous outdoor terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside. A wine bar and a restaurant, you can relax here even if you just want a coffee or a glass of Chianti, or you can have lunch.
Open about 8 months ago above the Gucci store, it serves an extensive selection of dishes, including sandwiches, pastries (try the desserts and you won’t regret it!) as well as first and main courses for all tastes.
The options range from traditional Mediterranean dishes to international fare to satisfy the guests that include Italians and many visitors from China, America, Korea, Japan, Russia… and the list goes on. All dishes are beautifully presented with excellent service.
Open all day (it has the same hours of the Outlet), the prices of the first and main courses range from 9 to 11 euros.
For fans of exotic flavors, try their impressive soy-marinated pork with seasonal vegetables, served with chopsticks, a genuine delight for the palate.
Whether you’re obsessed with shoes at the hilt of fashion or go in for a classic style, whether you are collectors of designer accessories and bags, there’s not doubt that The Mall will have something to please your fancy.
The Mall – the Luxury Outlet
Via Europa, 8 Leccio Reggello (FI)
Hours: Monday‑Sunday, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
(In June, July, August: 10:00 am–8:00 pm)