Pizza, gelato, wine, leather, art, and Leonardo da Vinci have one thing in common; they’re all made in Italy. If a Euro trip is within your grasp, then this is a country you shouldn’t bypass. Hold it! Before you get too excited to go to Milan, Venice, or Rome, we suggest you stop by the lovely city of Florence first. Why? Only because two of their not-so-hidden treasures reside in that part of the country, that’s why. The city itself is filled with small boutiques that will surely get your heart pumping, but trust us, once you reach these fashion meccas, your heart will stop and your jaw will drop. Allow us to introduce you to the McArthurglen Barberino Designer Outlet and The Mall Outlet Centre.
Approximately 30 to 40 minutes away from the city center or Florence, you will find two outlet stores nestled in the Tuscan countryside. If you have enough time (meaning a day for each) then that would be great, but if you’re only passing by the city and can only afford to visit one, then simply print out the easy guide below. Hopefully it will help you decide which suits your needs and wants more.
At the end of the day we all love shopping tax-free so it doesn’t matter where you go because either way, it's a guaranteed win-win.
For more information and a complete list of the brands they offer, check out http://www.mcarthurglen.com/it/barberino-designer-outlet/en/ and http://www.themall.it/en/outlet-italy/homepage.html
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