Shopping

Florence is a special place for those who love fashion and going shopping: just few kilometres far from Il Faeto, for example, there is The Mall Outlet, one of the most important Italian centre for fashion.

Since we started our business here at Il Faeto, we have noticed that many of our guests, even Italian or not, are very interested in high fashion and luxury products. Especially during low season periods, many Italian visitors, who love going shopping all over the big stores of the Florentine area, come to spend just a weekend here. Actually, Florence is a magical place for those who are interested in fashion in general and who like going shopping.

In Florence and all its surrounding areas, people can perceive and enjoy beauty in the widest sense of the word: both in the city and throughout Tuscany, one of the first things visitors can admire is the artistic beauty of nature and the stunning sceneries. All these treasures perfectly combine with the perfection and the beauty of Italian fashion too. Probably you are already aware many of the most important fashion brands in the world originally started their business in Florence or Tuscany. Just to make some examples, Gucci is now the greatest luxury brand and began its business in Florence during the early post-war period, while Emilio Pucci is considered a real milestone in terms of elegance of high fashion production, which is now seen as an art form. Salvatore Ferragamo could be yet another example as he established his headquarters in Florence during the 20s as well as Enrico Coveri, the Florentine stylist who dead before his time during the 90s. Currently, the most important brands in terms of Florentine high fashion are Loretta Caponi, Patrizia Pepe and Roberto Cavalli; all of them have their head office in the city itself. Moreover, the city centre is full of luxury products stores so that all the visitors can go shopping and choose their favourite brand.
Il Faeto has a strategic position: actually, it is just few kilometres far from the city centre, but it is close to the famous “luxury centre” called The Mall Outlet as well. In fact, our guests can reach this big centre, which was built just few years ago, in just little more than half an hour. It is located at Il Leccio, an hamlet of the small village Reggello, and it now represents one the greatest Italian centre for those who are fond of fashion. Actually, at The Mall you can find some famous brands like Chanel, Burberry’s and Prada as well. It includes some luxury shops where even the most elegant visitors can find something they like.
We never run out of time to go shopping! Just few kilometres far from The Mall and only little more than half an hour far from Il Faeto there is the famous Prada store. More precisely, it is located at Levane, an hamlet of Montevarchi; it is very big and currently it is visited by tourists from all over the world. This big department store was built there as the firm itself has its own headquarters in Valdarno, between Montevarchi and Terranova Bracciolini (another little village in this area).

Handicrafts

These are not the only activities in terms of shopping you can do during your stay at Il Faeto. Actually, Tuscany is not famous just for its fashion brands, but it is also well known for its food, wine and handicrafts. Even though people usually think that high quality handicraft is completely far from luxury products, Florence is full of workshops where leather is the only protagonist. The city is actually the birthplace of The Bridge and Cuoieria Fiorentina (which has one important department store near the tollgate Figline-Incisa Valdarno). Even the city centre is full of places where you can find high quality products at reasonable prices: the famous San Lorenzo Market, Calimala and Loggia del Porcellino Markets are just some examples. There are many shops selling wonderful leather products in Santa Croce as well