Winter sales annually start in Italy on the first Saturday of January and take place over two months. In 2020, winter discounts in Como will last until March 3. Usually, during the first weeks of sales, discounts are not the largest and only by the end can reach 80-90%. Many tourists plan a trip to Lake Como in winter to combine a sightseeing visit with a sales period when discounts reach 70%.
Shops on Lake Como are usually open from 9-10 am to 12:30 pm and from 15:30 to 19-20 pm. The exception is large shopping centres that operate without a lunch break and are open on Sundays and Monday mornings. It is better to go shopping in Como during working days when there are fewer customers in stores.
Best places for shopping in Como:
Via Vittorio Emanuele II – is the main shopping street in Como. Most shops and boutiques are located on this and neighboring streets. Here you can find the following brands: TWINSET Milano, Promod, Dodo, Acqua del Lario, Calzedonia, Guess, Yamamay, Stefanel, Calvin Klein, Benetton, Nosetta accessories, and many others.
The Coin department store is located in the centre of Como (Via Pietro Boldoni, 3). Coin offers wide selection middle-priced brands of women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, there is also a department for shoes and bags, a section for cosmetics and perfumes, as well as jewellery. One of the floors is dedicated to household products.
In Tessabit chain of boutiques, located in the central part of Como, you can buy premium products from luxury brands: Balman, Lanvin, Fendi, Armani, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garsons, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, and many others.
Outlets and factory Stores near Como:
Armani Outlet is located in Vertemate con Minoprio, in the province of Como. The store sells at a discounted price the most diverse lines of the brand: Armani Jeans, Armani Junior, Armani Haute Couture, Emporio Armani (Pret-a-porter) and Armani Collezioni. In the sales season, discounts reach 70-80% of the initial price.
The HERNO Factory Outlet (luxury Italian clothing brand) is located in Lesa, 70 km away from the city of Como. The Italian brand HERNO produces stylish outerwear and casual clothes made from high quality innovative and natural materials.
FoxTown Outlet is located in Switzerland, in the city of Mendrisio, 14 km away from Como. Here you can find the following brands: Prada, Bally, Ermano Scervino, Dsquared2, Woolrich, Fay, Tod’s, Hogan, Lacoste, La Perla, Aubade, Burberry, Church’s, Escada, Salvatore Ferragamo, UGG Australia, and many others.
Serravalle Designer Outlet is located 138 km away from Como, and it is, perhaps, one of the best shopping malls in Italy. More than 230 stores offer 300 mid-range and luxury brands with discounts up to 70% at any time of the year. Here you can find Armani, Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Tod’s, Nike, Adidas, Converse, Coccinelle, Furla, Michael Kors, Moncler, and many others. During the sales period at Serravalle Designer Outlet, you can find quality products at incredibly low prices.
Elena Markova, Editor-in-Chief at COMO LAKE Today