Il Salvagente is the fashion outlet reference for Italian and foreign clients for made in Italy clothing.
If you’re looking for Gucci, Prada, or Versace, when it comes to designer outlets they are all in Milan.
Salvagente in Milan is at 16, Via Bronzetti (tel: 02 76110328,www.salvagentemilano.it). As well as offerings from Prada, Armani, Alberta Ferretti and other top names, there are keenly-priced boutique-level clothes, including trousers, skirts, dresses, and sweaters. Also handbags, shoes, belts, and scarves. A small men’s department too. You can spend the equivalent of $50 and come out with three or four items. To get there, take the 60 bus. This links the Duomo with the central Station, and vice-versa of course. Get off in Via Bronzetti at the stop nearest the corner with Via Archimede. If you are coming from the direction of the station, just after the bus-shelter, and before you reach the hairdressers, you will see a green iron gate with a bronze sign on it that says Salvagente.
Viale Papiniano market on a Saturday is very popular and extremely busy and is close to metro station at Sant’Agostino. The place is open 10.00-12.30, and then 15.00-19.00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, you can shop right the way through from 10.00 to 19.00. As with many stores in Italy, Salvagente is closed Sunday and Monday morning and they only take cash.
The Mall is at Reggello and features Gucci, Loro Piana, Sergio Rossi, Armani, and Bottega Veneta. Open 10.00 to 19.00, Monday to Saturday; also Sundays during the summer. By car, just take the A1 southbound from Florence, turn off at Incisa, and then head for Leccio on the road to Pontassieve. Alternatively there’s a shuttle bus service from Florence.
If there is a designer name Salvagente has it, enjoy!
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