Veneto designer outlets: looking fabulous at rock-bottom prices
Veneto has not only countless historically and natural treasures but also hidden fashion secrets. It’s no new that Italy is home to legendary fashion brands, trendy fashion shows and upscale boutiques but, what you might not know, is that most of the fashion houses have outlet or discounted stores.
The most famous are probably the one for brands such Fendi, Prada, Gucci around Milan, the fashion capital, and Florence but Veneto is the headquarters for many renowned brands such Diesel, Replay, Bottega Veneta, Benetton and many more and therefore has a huge selection of designer outlets too.
That’s right, we have nothing to envy to the massive shopping malls that dominate the USA, ours are surely smaller but you could certainly find many acclaimed designer brands at bargain prices.
So, between some sightseeing and an exquisite meal, make sure you leave some time, and lot of patience, to do some serious bargain-hunting at these well kept Venetian favorite shopping secrets:
Via castellana 71, Riese di Pio X, Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
Via Giotto, 5 – Zerman di Mogliano V.to (TV)
Via Volta n. 7, Lancenigo di Villorba (TV)
Viale Stazione 93, Trissino (VI) (Highway A4 exit Montecchio)
DSQUARED STAFF INTERNATIONAL SpA
Via del Progresso 10 – Noventa Vicentina (VI)
tel 0444/784500 0444/784500
Via Spinetti , 1 – Vallese di Oppeano (VR)
Intimo 3 spa – V.le Europa 12 – Segusino (TV)
Mon – Sat 9-19.30
Ca’ di Mosto – Via Venezia 146, Scorzè (VE)
Via G. Marconi 37/39 – San Pietro in Gu (PD)
Mon-Thu 14.30-19, Fri closed, Sat 8.3-12-30
tel 049 59…
MAX&CO DIFFUSIONE TESSILE
Via Padana Inferiore ovest 15 – Legnago(VR)
Viale della Scienza,15 Vicenza (Highway A4, exit at Vicenza west)
10-6 everyday Mon-Sat
tel 0444-396504 – 0444 396511
THE NORTH FACE (although not Italian)
Via Padova 21, Cornuda (TV)
Mon – Sat 10.00-13.00 14.30-19.30
Via Padova, 23 – Cornuda (TV)
- if you hate the crowd’s scene avoid to visit any outlets on Saturday or you might run into folks grabbing frenziedly as much staff as they can and exhausting queue at the till and changing rooms;
- during the sales in January and July you will find screaming deals as you get a further discount on top of the outlet’s price;
- in the outlets you might likely find last season collection, faulty items or samples and they might not have a great stock on sizes and item, it’s always a guess.