Shopping in Florence: Shops, Markets, Boutiques... the best places to buy in Florence!
Shopping in Florence
In Florence, you may find lots of shops which sell everything. If you have time you can visit an outlet in the neighborhoods of Florence where you can find the most famous trade marks with very good prices. Usually the prices here are 40% or 50% less than in a shop of the city center, but really of a good value you can buy in the “Sale” periods ( from half July in summer and from January the 7th in winter) when you can pay the 50% less of the first discount. There are outlets daily tours, ask in an “information point”
An advice: if you find something you really like, buy it soon, if you putt off until tomorrow, may be tomorrow you have no time for it or you plans have changed or even you do not remember where you found the thing you liked.
Now few words about souvenirs: Nobody likes to receive a souvenir from Florence with the label “Made in China”… If you are looking for something inexpensive, have a look in Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy (natural products often from ancient remedies of the Monks), or in the old sweets shop, one of the few which has not yet given way to a modern pizzeria or snacks shop, Migone in Via Calzaiuoli 85/R where you can find many Italian and Tuscan sweet in nice wrappings. Also a gift in Florentine papers Il Papiro (5 stores in Florence)
Florence Shops, Outlets and more
All the most famous designers of Italian fashion have their own outlets in Florence, there are so many fashion shops in Florence that you can spend a whole day shopping in the center of Florence where the most famous italian griffes are located.