Italy is famous for its fashion and design, and some of the world’s most popular luxury clothing and home decor brands come from this stylish country. If you love Italian elegance, visit Tuscany’s Barberino Designer Outlet to shop for designer brands from Italy at a deep discount.
With more than 120 stores offering discounts of up to 70 percent off of retail prices, the Barberino McArthurGlen outlet center, just 30 minutes outside of central Florence, makes for an excellent day trip filled with great deals. The spacious outdoor mall is home to a collection of branded boutiques and factory outlet shops with a vaguely Renaissance décor. Consider joining a Florence shopping tour including transportation so you can hit your favorite stores without worrying about getting back and forth between the outlets and Florence’s city center.
Things to Know Before You Go
- All the outlet center stores accept credit cards or euros.
- Barberino Designer Outlet is mostly outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
- The shopping center has a number of stores for children and an outdoor play area.
- The outlet center is entirely accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
- There are a number of restaurants and cafés in the shopping center.
How to Get There
Barberino Designer Outlet is located on Via Meucci in Barberino di Mugello, about 30 minutes outside of Florence. Round-trip shuttle bus service runs multiple times daily from the Piazza Stazione meeting point outside the luggage room of the Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN) train station. Free parking is available on-site. In addition, the outlet center is just 45 minutes from Bologna, and there is round-trip shuttle service from the Bologna Centrale Train Station.
When to Get There
The outlet center can be very crowded on weekends and holidays, so weekday visits are best. Italy has two month-long sale seasons—from January 1 and from July 1—when you can find even better bargains.
Brands at the Barberino Outlet Center
Shops include big-name brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, and Polo Ralph Lauren. You can also find designer labels like Michael Kors, Desigual, and Calvin Klein. For sportier purchases, shop at Puma, Adidas, Nike, and more.