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!