Wednesday, August 19, 2009

La Citta della moda
- place for serious out-let shopping!!!
Heard about it from Swiss friends,
couldn't resist the temptation to visit there
- located on the Swiss & Italian border in Mendrisio
Open 7 days a week 11am -7pm
There are 160 shops with 30-70% off the normal prices,
Shops are in 3 levels
starting with brands like
Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant, Benetton, Polo Ralph Lauren,
Calvin Klein, Guess, 7 for all mankind, Bally...
all away up to
Gucci, Versace, YSL, Prada, Tod's,
Burberry, Dior, Etro, Missoni...
All the shops are spacious, one brand shops,
goods nicely on display
- possible to make real bargains!
- usually just one or couple of pieces left,
and not all sizes
Bought a pair of light grey shorts by Cerruti
- really needed one
and a black woollen skirt suit by Cerruti
- both were the final pieces and exactly my size
At Missoni and Prada found some nice pieces
but the sizes were either too small or too big,
so nothing from them

FoxTown Factory Stores
Via A. Maspoli 18
6850 Mendrisio
- app. 15km from Lugano
- even tought it's easily seen from the motorway,
it was quite difficult to find the right turning and way there!

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