The largest outlet shopping center in Europe, the Serravalle Designer Outlet outside Milan has more than 200 designer shops. Many stores offer discounts of 30 to 70 percent off retail prices all year round on brands like Furla, Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, and many more.The Basics
A trip to the Serravalle Designer Outlet is an all-day affair. Designed to resemble a traditional Italian village with tree-lined streets and fountains, the outlet center makes for pleasant shopping and offers good deals on designer brands. In addition to hundreds of shops, the mall has a number of dining options, from quick takeaway cafés to elegant sit-down restaurants. Most visitors drive independently or take advantage of direct shuttle service to the outlet center from Milan.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Serravalle Designer Outlet is a must-visit for fashionistas and bargain hunters.
- The shopping center offers free Wi-Fi as well as portable phone chargers.
- The entire mall is wheelchair accessible.
- Tourists can reclaim the VAT taxes for tax-free shopping.
How to Get There
The Serravalle Designer Outlet is located about 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Milan in the direction of Genoa. To get there, take the A7 autostrada from Milan to Serravalle Scrivia. Free parking is available at the outlet center. Alternatively, shuttle bus service runs between Milan city center and the shopping center. When to Get There
The Serravalle Designer Outlet is open daily. The best time to visit is during Italy’s summer and winter sale seasons—July to August and January to February, respectively—when shoppers can get even deeper discounts on already low prices. The summer sale season is also the outlet center’s busiest time, so shop first thing in the morning or later in the evening on a weekday, if possible, to avoid the crowds.
Special Services at Serravalle Designer Outlet
The Serravalle Designer Outlet is more than just a shopping mall—it’s a destination. In addition to enjoying deep discounts, guests can relax in an exclusive lounge upon request and enjoy light refreshments, drinks, and peruse fashion magazines. Personal shoppers and stylists are available, and guests can enjoy hands-free shopping by leaving their purchases at Guest Services for a small fee.