When it comes to shopping Florence is for sure a democratic city: you can buy in an under-the-sky market but also in the luxury neighbour, or even door to door. Here are our suggestions:
Mercato delle Cascine: it is one of the biggest and cheapest outdoors market in Tuscany, you will find it in the Parco delle Cascine every Tuesday morning and you can find anything.
Mercato delle Pulci (Flew Market): visited by the florentines and by tourists, the Mercato delle Pulci in Piazza dei Ciompi (Santa Croce neighbour, between piazza Beccaria and Piazza Santa Croce) offers unique antiquary and antiques objects made in Florence the 1900s. The market is open every day, morning and afternoon, and you will find old lamps, tea services, silverwares, furnitures, stamps, books and jewels, all taken from the past. What makes this market even more interesting is the fact that every last Sunday of the month there are 100 more desks in the surrounding streets.
Fashion & Luxury: For the luxury shopping you must go to the area of the Via de’ Tornabuoni, Via della Vigna Nuova, Via del Parione and Via Roma, there you can find the luxury shops and boutiques such as Gucci, Prada, Pucci, Ferragamo (together with the museum), Cavalli, Dolce&Gabbana, Bulgary and more.
The Mall is only 30 minutes away from Florence, you can reach it with the shuttle bus directly from Santa Maria Novella station. The Mall is a luxury outlet shopping center invented to give to its clients luxury objects with the cheapest prices possible.
Barberino Designer Outlet is only 30 minutes away from Florence, in the Mugello area, and you can reach it with the shuttle bus. Barberino Outlet offers products from the main brands with discounted prices until 70% and organizes events to make you “live” what today is the “outskirt” of luxury shopping.