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These Florence shopping tips for clothes (by Jenifer Howard Forneris and Cristina Jacomelli) should keep Casa Howard Florence guests busy! From Florence boutiques for the fashion-conscious to stylish dressmakers and tailors, and clothing shops and outlets this is your one-stop Florence guide to shopping!
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FLORENCE Clothing shops and FLORENCE FASHION outlets

Clothes Shop Name: Zara

Type: clothing and some accessories
Address: Piazza della Repubblica, 1; 055-210773. Now, also in Via Calimala, a few meters from the first store.
Note: this Spanish company offers a very good alternative to classic-trendy expensive clothes. They have a very good selection of shirts, pants, skirts, coats in basic colours with a modern and soberly elegant look.

Clothes Shop Name: Max & Co.

Type: clothing and some accessories
Address: Via Calzaioli, 89r; 055-288656.
Note: this shop offers a more modern and youthful look than that of Max Mara's; it is basically classic but in the last few years they have developed into more particular and original pieces that combine perfectly well with the classic ones, creating new, fresh looks.

Clothes Shop Name: Basic

Type: clothing
Address: Via Porta Rossa.
Note: we love this shop. It is in a narrow street and its size doesn't particularly catch your attention. It carries few minimalist and beautiful pieces by Alberta Ferretti and less known Italian young designers.

Clothes Shop Name: Miss Sixty

Type: jeans wear
Address: Via Roma, 20r; 055-289971 / 2399549.
Note: the sexiest jeans! They come in different cuts, either stretch or not, and make you look perfectly fit and sexy. The company also designs other original pieces jeans clothing like jackets.

Clothes Shop Name: Gerard, Replay and Diesel

Type: trendy clothing and some accessories
Address: Via Vacchereccia, 18r; 055 215942. Via Por Santa Maria, 27r; 055-287950.Via dei Lamberti, 13r; 055-2399963.
Note: Gerard is a multibrand company and owns, among others, Diesel and Replay, two fashion-trendy brands well known all over the world for their original advertising campaigns. It is mainly for younger people.

Clothes Shop Name: The Mall

Type: Florence fashion outlet
Address: Autostrada A1, exit 'Incisa', on direction Pontassieve (Leccio), Reggello; 055-8657775.
Note: the first important fashion outlet in the Florence area. Here, you can find the main fashion designer pieces at lower prices. It is visited by national and international customers.

Clothes Shop Name: Barberino Designer Outlet

Type: Florence fashion outlet
Address: Autostrada A1, exit 'Barberino', Barberino di Mugello; 055-4216210.
Note: it is the last outlet built around Florence and looks like a real village. It offers a very large variety of fashion designer clothing and is visited by thousands of people.

We recommend to have a tour through Borgo Pinti, because there are several nice shops there too, including:

Clothes Shop Name: Poncif

Type: womenswear
Address: Borgo Pinti 32r; 055-2476021.
Note: they propose different articles of clothing you can mix to create a personal style; they carry unknown brands, the style is quite classic.

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