Located in the center of the Sicily, the Sicilia Outlet Village is within reach of just about anywhere you have based your island vacation. To make it even easier, there is shuttle-bus service from over a dozen locations. The sprawl of buildings house some of Italy’s biggest designer names at deep discounts. Shop for Gucci bags, La Perla lingerie, Prada shoes and Loro Piana cashmere. Take a shopping break and refuel at one of the 10 on-site cafés and restaurants.
Contrada Mandre Bianche, 94011 Agira, Italy +39 0935 950040
The concept store La Casa Eoliana, on the Aeolian island of Lipari, is full of Sicilian inspiration. Owner Francesca Parisi works with local artisans to weave traditional Sicilian crafts and imagery into something decidedly modern. Shop for colorful Copa bags, adorned with pom poms, mirrors and ribbons, Baroque-style pendants encrusted with tiny seed pearls and semi-precious stones; Aeolian style hearts are rendered in deep red resin and strung with lava beads. There are home decor items too, like olive wood cutting boards, screen printed cushions and ceramics.
La Casa Eoliana, 47 Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 98050 Lipari, Italy +39 090 988 0532
Parisi Taormina is a sophisticated collection of boutiques in the enchanting town of Taormina. With separate boutique dotted throughout the Corso Umberto for men, women and children, the entire family can be well dressed after a shopping spree here. Luxury brands are well represented here, including Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana and Fendi kids. Don’t miss the accessories shop for a new wallet, silk scarf or pair of Italian shoes.
Corso Umberto, 170, 98039 Taormina, Italy +39 0942 23151
Located in the heart of Palermo, Magazzini Anita is a vintage shop that specializes in fashion from the 1970s and 1980s. The impeccably curated collection includes big designer names like Hermes and Chanel and also never-worn stock pieces. The jewelry collection ranges from 1920s broaches to chunky 1980s bangles.
Via Maqueda, 263, 90133 Palermo, Italy, +39 347 987 2142
If one-stop shopping is what you are seeking, than the elegant department store La Rinascente in downtown Palermo will do the trick. You will find five levels and almost 5,000 square meters filled with fashion and accessories for woman, men and children. There is also a floor dedicated to home decor and a food hall that is open for late-night dining.
via Roma 289, 90133, Palermo, Italy +39 091 6017811
What is a trip to Italy without a trip to the shoe store? Sorelle Mazzullo in the resort town of Taormina is a destination to add to the itinerary. Shop for sky-high stilettos, sparkly sandals and soft leather boots with the friendly guidance of the multi-lingual staff. There is plenty of selection for the boys too. You should also take a peek at the collection of the designer bags they carry.
35 Corso Umberto, 98039 Taormina, Italy +39 0942 23152