When it comes to shopping, Florence offers the visitor a wide variety of choice. The shops of tourist interest are located in the historic center. If you are interested in high value items a visit of Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova is a must. If your interest is more in antique goldsmiths and jewellers you will find them in Via dei Fossi and Via Maggio as well as on Ponte Vecchio. The shops with best quality leather goods (handbags, shoes, clothing) can be found in the Santa Croce area.
For those who love designer labels at more reasonable prices, the main Outlets to the north and the south of the city carry some of the most prestigious names in Italian fashion (Gucci, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Ferragamo, Prada, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Ungaro, Burberry, Tod’s, Ermenegildo Zegna and La Perla ). Chianti Drivers offers you the opportunity to rent a car with driver and do some shopping in the most famous Factory Outlets: THE MALL: one of the most prestigious Outlets is located only 30/40 minutes from Florence , with boutiques with the best known names in fashion design. PRADA is located just 30 minutes from The Mall or 1 hour from Florence. In addition to the Prada products, there is also the sale of Miu Miu (young fashion products). BARBERINO: Barberino Designer Outlet is located half an hour from Florence and an hour from Bologna. Over 90 stores carry the best brands of fashion items produced in previous seasons at prices reduced by 30 to 70% throughout the year.
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