Stores, Malls or Markets in Florence

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  • Florence Shop 4 It: Shopping Guidance in Florence

    by AllieMcCann Written Jul 28, 2012

    Being the world’s worst clothes shopper and with limited time I was keen to bypass tourist traps so booked Maren in thinking I had nothing to lose. I’m happy to report miracles do happen. 2 hours in, and I had armfuls of purchases. Maren leads you to great shops and has found owners who take the time to help, not hinder the experience. Remember that? Maren has a quiet way of offering advice when needed, perfectly balanced with allowing you space to think. Added bonus - she is a fun, incredible woman.

    What to buy: I was after great boots, leather coats and jewellery, but if you take a look at www.florenceshop4it.com you can see this service covers many other items depending on what you are after....bags, scarves, clothes. It covers men, women, and I am sure Chia has additional advice for your pooch should you require it.

    What to pay: Maren will guide you to stores based on your budget.

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  • Froufrou: Creative toys in Florence

    by Ivivas117 Written Jun 28, 2012

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    This is a very colourful toys and candy store in Via dei Neri.

    What to buy: They have ecofriendly toys, educational and creative toys; it is a paradise for children ..and not only. Wide variety of candy and lollipops!

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    The 99 Cent and 1,00 Euro Stores: How to Save 1 Cent Per Item

    by riorich55 Written Jun 27, 2012

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    After arriving in Florence late morning from Rome, checking into our hotel we started to explore the city of Florence. Not wanting to waste any part of our brief one day visit we decided we should just grab a quick bite to eat when we were hungry and have our big sit down meal of the day later in the evening when our touring was complete.

    So we walked around a bit, getting a little turned around at first before finding our way to the main part of Florence.

    We saw a couple of places to buy a quick sandwich, but nothing really appealed to us. Then we happened upon the 99 cent store. As we are familiar a bit with the American versions of these stores such as the Dollar Store and Dollar Tree and know they will have some food items along with everything else at a rather inexpensive price we sauntered in for a quick look.

    What to buy: Sure enough they had a couple of food items which would get us through the afternoon.

    For me a bag of chips and a soda, each for 99 cents.

    For Sue a package of crackers and cheese and an iced tea.

    A few blocks away we saw another similar store, but this one had the audacity to charge 1 cent more for their items.

    Total saved because we came across the 99 cent store before the Euro store a whopping 4 cents.

    As the old saying goes a penny saved is a penny earned. And I guess we could say a cent saved is a cent earned.

    What to pay: 99 Cents or 1,00 Euros

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    Gucci,Giorgio Armani,Valentino,Salvatore Ferragamo: Designer Factory Outlet - Discount Fashion Valley

    by MeToTheWorld Updated Dec 26, 2011

    THE MALL - http://www.themall.it (Ph.:055 8657775)
    opening hours: 10AM-7PM

    How to get there:
    Train - from Santa Maria Novella Station to Rignano Sull’Arno (Euro 3) continue by Taxi to Leccio
    note: you have to call the taxi from station - Taxi the Mall Ph. number:3397012024; 3482518887
    +/- Euro 20 (taxi can fit in untill 8 persons)

    Shuttle bus service:Have to book 1 day in advance,Price=Euro 25,Shopping time in The Mall 3 hours,Min. people:2,Departure:Mon-Sun 9.30 AM,2.30 AM Return: 1.30 PM,6.30 PM

    Public transport: SITA bus (via S.Caterina da Siena,17 T:800 373760) Price Euro 3.10 @person 1 way.Mon-Sun:9AM,3PM.Mon-Sat:11AM,4PM.Mon-Friday 12.30 PM trip +/- 1 hour.
    From the Mall to Florence: 12.45 PM,7 PM

    BARBERINO DESIGNER OUTLET - http://www.mcarthurglen.it/barberino/en/the-outlet
    How to get there:
    Shuttle bus: http://www.mcarthurglen.it/barberino/en/outlet-information/location-and-travel
    Florence to Outlet Red bus: 10AM,2.30PM [Bus stop in front in fron of number 44 - Levi's shop] between bata shoe shop & Piazza dell'Unita Italiana
    Outlet to Florence:1.30PM,6PM
    Price: Euro 12 round trip

    Public Transport:
    SITA Bus(via S.Caterina da Siena,17 T:800 373760) Price Euro 5 @person 1 way, Euro 9 round-trip.Fri-Sun:9.30A,2PM,4.30PM
    From outlet to Florence: 12 PM,3PM,7 PM
    or
    SITA bus to Barberino del Mugello via motorway,get off at the 1st stop after motorway exit,then walk for 10 min.

    What to buy: min Euro 50 for a gucci shirt

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    Farmacia Della Condotta: Meds and others

    by joiwatani Written Nov 15, 2011

    This is a pharmacy where you can buy over the counter medicines. I am a traveller that gets dizzy especially when I am riding a bus and not seated in the front seat!

    I came here to buy dramamine, and some toiletries.

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    Autogrill: Autogrill

    by joiwatani Written Nov 15, 2011

    This is a convenience store/gasoline/rest stop that I had seen while I was travelling from Rome to Siena. Our bus stopped here and bought some snacks. This is where I bought a cover of my license plate that says "Italia". I also bought a wallet here while my co-travellers stopped and ate pizza here.

    What to buy: Souvenir items and food.

    What to pay: Twwenty five Euros

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    Artisan goldsmiths shop: Make her remember the day and the place

    by croisbeauty Updated Sep 26, 2011

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    I usually don't buy those cheap-trash touristy souveniers which can be seen in all touristic destrinations all over the world. A plastic copy of gondola or some similar "souvenier" might attracted me for a second but not longer then that. I prefer to buy something more valuable, like artisan works for instance.

    What to buy: What could be more appropriate as a souvenier from Firenze then a golden ring, bracelet or neck-chain made in the workshops of artisan goldsmiths at Ponte Vecchio. It is a kind of gift you'll remember for your liftime. Of course, the gold is not cheap in Firenze, but you live only once.

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    GILLI - Since 1733: Authentic Italian hand made Chocs!

    by Muarrij Written Dec 1, 2009

    Gilli Restaurant is amazing, it serves excellent coffees, cappucinos, and real espressos, great chocolates are to be found , all hand made and wrapped impeccably.

    What to pay: Very expensive, a small normal box of chocolates (16 pieces) will set you back at least 20 euros.

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    Any Fruit Shop In Town: Eat Fresh Food

    by RoscoeGregg Written Jul 26, 2009

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    Fresh fruit is avalible all over Florence. Even in winter!! Little shops can be found everywhere.

    What to buy: Fresh Fruit is a very very cheap and healthy option for something satisfying to eat. Because no one is preparing any thing the cost is low and the nutrative value is high. Look for things you do not find at home and that are local. The muscat grape will blow your socks off.

    What to pay: The LEAST EXPENSIVE FOOD YOU WILL EAT IN ITALY

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    Paperback Exchange: English Books

    by cpiers47 Written Jun 11, 2009

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    This little shop moved from the university area to this fantastic location in the historic center a few years ago. This also seemed to free up space to improve their selection. The staff all speak English and are very friendly and helpful.

    This is the best source for a variety of English-language books in the city and - even better - is simply a neat, well-run bookstore.

    What to pay: The cost per book is very reasonable and varies based on condition (for used books).

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    Icentro: Supermarkets in Florence

    by Larinka Updated Aug 31, 2008

    There is a shortage of any supermarkets or grocery stores in Florence, which made it really difficult to stick to our budget plans of making our own lunch / picnics every other day, especially as meals were so expensive in Italy. That's why this shop was so important. Be quick though, these shops dont stay open late.

    What to buy: Bread, cold meats, cheese, fruit and veg, crisps, pastries etc.

    What to pay: From 5 euro for a few items for a picnic or light meal.

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    BeadedLily: Beads & Jewelry handmade in Florence!

    by meltdown Updated Jul 13, 2008

    The shop itself is charming and lovely, a real gem. The store owners are Americans that have been living here in Florence for years and are wonderful to chat with.

    What to buy: An inspiring array of unique beading delectables and designer jewelry! This beautiful shop has everything for fai-da-te (Do-it-yourself) beading as well as wonderful finished jewelry. They also make their own glass beads and have a very cool glass studio just down the street where they offer glass beadmaking courses.

    What to pay: The prices are quite good, especially when you see and feel the quality of their products.

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    Most wineries or enotecas: Shipping wine home

    by Herkbert Written May 26, 2008

    If you are planning to buy wine while traveling through the Chianti region, be prepared for a shock when it comes to shipping charges. To ship a case of wine back to the states, the shipping charges are about 150 Euro or $225.

    Make sure you are either getting wines you can not buy back home or the price is too low to pass up. If you are going to buy a case of wine, consider buying two cases, as the incremental cost for the second case is not that high.

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    Migliori Ceramiche: Ceramics

    by cpiers47 Written Apr 17, 2008

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    This little shop is very close to Santa Croce.

    What to buy: I love the many-colored ceramic dishes and misc home decor pieces. The elderly couple that work here are polite and kind. I try to mix and match patterns from the huge selection on the floor of the back room.

    What to pay: I always found this to be a great deal - about 10 euro for a unique plate or bowl. Others I was traveling with found pieces other places that were less expensive, so it's a matter of taste.

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    LUISA Via Roma - CLOSED FOR RENOVATION WORKS: Concept store

    by fgfi Updated Apr 10, 2008

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    It's a high end boutique that offers a great selection of exclusive brands such as Balenciaga, Luella, Chloé, Mulberry, Marc Jacobs, Yojhi Yamamoto and many many others....It is also a venue for special art/design/music exhibitions/events.

    You can shop online!

    What to buy: Everything is special there. Have a look at the toys section.

    What to pay: A lot

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