Do you want to freshen up your wardrobe without spending too much and without having to wait for seasonal sales? There’s a solution, and it’s called outlet. Real neighborhoods made for shopping, or big malls with all kinds of fashion stores with items on sale and prices lower than you’d find in retail stores. If you don’t mind that the items on display are from past collections or are what was left in the brand’s warehouse at the end of the current season, outlets are the place for you.
To follow are 5 outlets you will find in Bologna and nearby… prepare your wallets and have a good shopping!
1. Burnin’ Lab Outlet
Inside an historical building in Bologna, this fashion outlet is small but full of surprises and hosts clothing and accessories for both men and women. Brands in store are Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Dolce e Gabbana as well as less high-end merch like Guru, Guess, and Meltin Pot brands‘ items. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM and from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM, closed on Thursdays.
Burnin’ Lab Outlet, Via del lazzo 4, Bologna
2. Castel Guelfo Outlet Village
Be careful not to get lost in this incredible fashion village, since there are 110 businesses inside, comprising of fashion outlets, cafes and restaurants. There’s a free shuttle bus connecting the center of Castel San Pietro to the square just in front of the outlet. Brands in store are Adidas, Bottega Verde, Caleffi, Calzedonia, Camicissima, Nike and more.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM except for Monday mornings, and the closing time extends until 8:30 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.
Castel Guelfo Outlet Village, Via del Commercio 20A, Poggio Piccolo, Bologna.
3. Coin Outlet e Factory Store
Outlets collecting all the unsold merchandise from the over 1000 stores open in all of Italy. Brands in store include Boss, Desigual, Esprit, Fornarina, Guess and Valentino. Open Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM except for Monday mornings. Open on Sundays from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Castel Guelfo Outlet Village c/o Parco Commerciale Meraville, Viale Tito Carnacini 21
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4. Fashion Outlet
Multistore with an area of over 2000 square meters, founded in 2003, this outlet sells clothing for men and women alike from brands such as Armani Jeans, Dimensione Danza, D&G. It’s also possible to purchase directly from their e-store through the outlet’s website.
Fashion Outlet, Via Emilia 73, 40011 Anzola dell’Emilia
5. Fashion Street
This outlet offers mostly items from the current collections with prices on sale at -30% to -70%. Brands in store include most notably Gucci, Jucca and Twin Set. Even more convenient prices can be found on the outlet’s e-shop. Open Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM except Monday mornings.
Fashion Street, Via Ronco Maruni 28, San Lazzaro di Savena
And finally if you are heading to Florence check this article for shopping tours in Tuscany. We also have tips about shopping in Rimini.
What are you waiting for? In these fashion outlets you’ll find sale prices all year round!
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My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed the Foodies Tour, which included stops at producers of cheese, balsamic vinegar and cured meat. Paolo was an amazing tour guide – he's extremely knowledgeable, kind and a great communicator. We learned so much! It was really nice to be in a smaller group and most of the producers we visited were small so we were able to get a close up view of the processes. We'd highly recommend Emilia Delizia as this tour was truly authentic and a highlight of our trip!
thank you for the kind review
The tour of the Parmesan Reggiano cheese dairy, Balsamic Vinegar farm, the Parma ham and lunch at the organic vineyard was thoroughly enjoyed by our family of 4. Paolo was a gracious and knowledgeable host for the day and provided us with insights to the production of the cheese and balsamic vinegar which was enhanced due to his chemistry background. We would thoroughly recommend this tour to those interested in the specialities produced in the Modena region.
We had a wonderful tour, best part about visiting the Modena region!
The tour was perfect. I think Paolo would be a splendid ambassador for Italy in the EU. He knows how excellent Italian food and eating together can solve many major problems, and can stop aggressive behavior. Not the hunt for more money, but the well being of family and friends counts. Paolo shows us the products of ages of civilization and he did this like an artist. So after the tour we really love Italia more and we'll come back. We will call you Paolo, Thanks!
Following two tours with your guides this week I would like to express my thanks for some wonderful experiences.
Monday we did the tour of cheese making, balsamic and Salami which was very good and the guide Paolo was very knowledgeable.
The truffle hunt tour today was absolutely amazing, the guide Stefano is pure gold and the tour was built with much thought. Our best experience so far, by far.
Looking forward to more tours and fun next time we are in Italy.
The group (and me) was VERY satisfied. We really enjoyed the Parmegiano Regiano which was interesting and we got to buy some delicate and cheap cheese, the same with the balsamico. The Ferrari driving was off course an experience for life. The Winery lunch felt very genuine and the people there was really welcoming and nice people. The genuine feeling there was however the big plus for us.
Paolo was excellent as our guide. He also felt very genuine. He did not talk just for the sake of talking, but when he had something to say he did it in a respectful and nice way. Everyone in the group really liked him.
I wanted to let you know what a great day we had this past Friday on our tour with Jacamo. (Probably not spelling it right) He was very nice and explained everything to us. It sure gives you a new appreciation when you are slicing cheese. 🙂 Our tour ended with him taking us to the vineyard for a tour and lunch and there, Paolo, the owner could not have been more nicer. It was a perfect ending.
Please let Jacamo know what a great job he did and how much we really appreciated it and his knowledge
The website is well structured and we received a prompt answer to all questions. Gabriele supported us with all information we needed and the organization before the trip was excellent.
We had an air conditioned van, which was very relaxing through the whole tour. The first stop was the parmigiano production, which was very impressive and interesting. We could learn and especially see all the different steps and even taste the various aged parmigiano. The second step was the balsamic vinegar tasting. Finally the meat part was interesting in the museum but we hoped that we also could see more about the production and their work, but the tasting was delicious. In overall we had a very informative and well accommodated half day with our guide
It was great experience! We visited Parmesan cheese production, Balsamic vinegar farm, Ham museum and Farmer's lunch. Our guide gave us a detailed explanation, we were very satisfied. An excellent tour for a reasonable price, highly recommended.
Nous sommes une famille de cinq et nous avons adoré notre expérience. Les trois endroits étaient choisis judicieusement. Notre guide était très généreuse et super gentille. Nous recommandons ce tour ( parmesan, vinaigre balsamique et jambon de parme).