FASH­ION OUT­LETS

Don't miss some of North­ern Italy's best shop­ping des­ti­na­tions.

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Just a few kilo­me­tres from Milan, the nec plus ul­tra for the fash­ion ad­dicted are the city's out­ly­ing fash­ion out­lets. Don't miss a trip to these shop­ping des­ti­na­tions that of­fer dis­counts year-round.

FIDENZA VIL­LAGE This is one of the 11 Vil­lages in Europe and China by Value Re­tail: a place where hos­pi­tal­ity makes the shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence mem­o­rable.

• WHERE: half­way be­tween Milan and Bologna. Take the A1 mo­tor­way and exit at Fidenza/ Sal­so­mag­giore Terme. Daily shut­tle ser­vice is avail­able from Milan.

• WHAT: an ex­clu­sive shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence with unique hos­pi­tal­ity at the core of the ser­vices and with over 120 bou­tiques of the world's lead­ing fash­ion and life­style brands at re­duced prices (up to 70% off ) in­clud­ing Mis­soni, Paul Smith and Michael Kors. www.fi­den­zav­il­lage.com FOXTOWN FAC­TORY STORES An out­let store on the Swiss bor­der, FoxTown uses the pop­u­lar US-style “Fac­tory Stores” for­mula: prac­ti­cally all the best de­signer la­bels at fac­tory prices (from 30% to 70% less).

• WHERE: just 20 km from Lugano and 50 km from Milan. Take the Mi­lano-Lugano mo­tor­way and exit at Men­dri­sio. Daily shut­tle ser­vice is avail­able from Milan ( see page 22).

• WHAT: 160 ex­clu­sive stores, more than 250 top brands (in­clud­ing Ar­mani, Burberry, Dolce&Gab­bana, Gucci, Guess, Michael Kors, Mont­blanc, Nike, Polo Ralph Lau­ren, Prada and Valentino), 1 casino, 7 bars and restau­rants, an ex­change of­fice, a touris­tic info point and var­i­ous Tax Free re­fund points. www.foxtown.com FRANCIACORTA OUT­LET VIL­LAGE Nes­tled be­tween Lakes Garda and Iseo, less than an hour from Milan, Franciacorta is not only the home to the re­gion's fa­mous Docg wines but also of­fers a unique shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence: Franciacorta Out­let Vil­lage - top in­ter­na­tional brands and dis­counts of up to 70% year-round.

• WHERE: take the A4 Milan-Venice mo­tor­way and exit at Ospi­taletto or the A35 Bre-Be-Mi and exit at the A4 junc­tion. Daily shut­tle ser­vice is avail­able from Milan ( see page 22).

• WHAT: visit the Land of Fash­ion:160 stores fea­tur­ing your favourite brands with dis­counts of up to 70% year-round: A.Te­stoni, Adi­das, Bal­dinini, Beretta, Bor­bonese, Brac­cialini, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Lori­blu, Nike, Pa­trizia Pepe, Pinko, Pollini, Puma, Twin Set, Tommy Hil­figer, Tru Trus­sardi and many oth­ers. • NOT ONLY SHOP­PING: dis­cover a land full of taste and visit the fa­mous Franciacorta winer­ies with our daily shut­tle ser­vice. www.fran­ci­a­cor­taout­let.it SERRAVALLE DE­SIGNER OUT­LET The largest De­signer Out­let in Europe, McArthurGlen Serravalle is lo­cated just 50 min­utes. away from Milan's city cen­ter. Its beau­ti­ful set­ting com­bines all the ap­peal of lux­ury de­signer brands with the beau­ties of the sur­round­ing Pied­mont coun­try­side and the Lig­urian Riviera. McArthurGlen also boasts “Bar­berino” near Florence, “Cas­tel Ro­mano” near Rome, “La Reg­gia” near Naples and “Noventa di Pi­ave” close to Venice.

• WHERE: take the A7 Mi­lano-Gen­ova mo­tor­way and exit Serravalle Scrivia. From the rail­way sta­tions of Arquata Scrivia, Serravalle Scrivia and Novi Lig­ure, you can catch a shut­tle bus run­ning ev­ery day from 9am to 8.20pm. A con­ve­nient shut­tle bus

ser­vice runs 7 times a day from 4 lo­ca­tions in Milan: Cen­tral Sta­tion and Foro Bon­a­parte ( see page 22) and from Pi­azza Duomo and Corso Buenos Aires. Buy your ticket on line at McArthurglen/Serravalle.

• WHAT: a unique shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence with 300 of your favourite de­signer brands – Gucci, Dolce&Gab­bana, Hugo Boss, Blue­ma­rine, Ver­sace, La Perla, Pollini, Roberto Cavalli, Brooks Brothers, Fratelli Ros­setti, Casadei and many more… – for up to 30-70% less all year round. Serravalle com­bines an easy-to-reach lo­ca­tion with a re­lax­ing at­mos­phere and mul­ti­ple ser­vices, in­clud­ing free Wifi, mul­ti­lin­gual staff, a chil­dren's play­ground, café and restau­rants for a per­fect shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence at un­be­liev­able prices! McArthurGlen.it/Serravalle VICOLUNGO THE STYLE OUT­LETS Sit­u­ated just 30 min­utes from Milan, in the prov­ince of No­vara, this is the clos­est out­let to Milan and the ideal place to spend an ex­cit­ing day's shop­ping.

• WHERE: take the A4 Mi­lano-Torino mo­tor­way and exit at Bian­drate Vicolungo. Daily shut­tle ser­vice is avail­able from Milan ( see page 22).

• WHAT: 150 pres­ti­gious de­signer stores – in­clud­ing Ar­mani, Mis­soni, Trus­sardi, Tommy Hil­figer, Cavalli, Calvin Klein and Twin Set – of­fer­ing cloth­ing for the whole fam­ily, home­ware and beauty prod­ucts at dis­counted prices of up to 70%.

• NOT ONLY SHOP­PING: Vicolungo The Style Out­lets also hosts art ex­hi­bi­tions, events and other ini­tia­tives for a en­joy­able day's out­ing. www.thestyle­out­lets.it

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