If you think that Tuscany is famous only for culture, landscapes or food, you are definely wrong. In this beautiful country, if you like fashion, there are lots of interesting places where you should go for a visit.
In the northern part of the country, just half hour away from Florence there is Barberino, a small town with a huge and well known Fashion Outlet. Many famous brands have a shop there, and you can save up to 50% from the retailer price. You can reach Barberino by train or car, but we strongly suggest you to follow the second option. Expecially if you are planning to go for a shopping day.
If you are looking for top brands, like Valentino, Balenciaga, Gucci etc. you should head to Reggello, near Incisa Valdarno. There you will find The Mall, the most famous italian luxury outlet. You can save lots of money there, but prices, even discounted, are not suitable by everybody. Be careful.
The third resort is called Valdichiana Shopping Outlet, and is located in the eastern part of Tuscany, near Foiano della Chiana. Here you will find many commercial brands mixed with luxury ones. Take a deep look at these shops, you can find huge bargains there.
If you are coming from a country outside of Europe, you are eligible for a Iva tax refund on every purchase. What does it means ? An additional discount of 20% on every purchase! Don’t forget to ask for this refund. Depending on the shop’s policy, you’ll receive it immediatly after every purchase, or with a check sent through mail directly at your home.
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