Posted on November 25th, 2009 48 comments
be ready, winter sales will begin in Rome soon.
Winter sales 2010 have been in principle scheduled for January the 2nd and should last for six weeks. This date however is not 100% sure as the Retailers Association is trying to postpone the date at January the 16th. Christmas sales could be in fact seriously affected by the early date of January the 2nd. THE STARTING DATE IS NOW SURE: BE READY TO BARGAIN FOR JANUARY THE 2ND!
Don’t miss to find your bargain in medieval and cobblestoned Roman streets. The “Made in Italy” is waiting for you!
Count down for traditional winter sales in Rome! Soon the most awaited event of the year will start! Hundreds of eager shoppers will line up and “box”outside the stores in the hope of finding the ultimate bargain.
Hundreds the place to go! All the big-name fashion designers can be found in the Quadrilatero, close to Spanish Steps in Via Condotti, Via Frattina and Via del Babuino. If you prefer equally elegant shops, on a smaller scale, head for Via del Governo Vecchio and surroundings amongst the most fashionable shopping streets in Rome.
Many stores will start the day with queues of bargain hunters.
Should winter sales begin January the 2nd, when the Romans are usually out of town, many clients in the more expensive areas will be bargaining from Russia, Japan and the Middle East.
Sales are strictly regulated by art. 15 of Legislative Decree no. 114 of 1998. Each Regions then rule precise “authorised dates” and length thereof. Sales can only take place between the authorised dates and each item shall provide for both the original and discounted price as well as for the discount percentage. Sale items can be purchased with credit cards and cannot be changed unless they are somehow defective.
Any complaints can be referred to “Pronto Saldi 2010″ (tel. 0039/06/6/83088020 from Monday to Friday from 2pm to 6pm and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ) that offers information and consultancy service to consumers.
Whether you have a 5-Star funds or you’re shopping on a shoe string, Rome has accommodation to suit any budget. Have a look at our serviced rome apartments and go for a self-catering apartment close to the designer stores on Spanish Steps area or the Campo dè Fiori and Navona area.
48 responses to “Winter Sales in Rome”
Karolina November 16th, 2009 at 09:57
Do you know when the winter sales 2010 are going to begin?
winter sales 2010 have been in principle scheduled for January the 2nd and should last for six weeks. This date however is not 100% sure as the Retailers Association is trying to postpone the date at January the 16th. Christmas sales could be in fact seriously affected by the early date of January the 2nd!
We wait for you in Roma for a great shopping!
Karolina November 18th, 2009 at 14:32
Many thanks for your reply. Maybe when you have something more definite you can post it.
Wishing you a nice afternoon.
I’ll definitely up-date the blog as soon as I’ll have more precise information regarding the starting date of winter sales for the season 2010!
With best regards, Valeria
Dear Karolina and dear Readers,
the starting date of winter sales is now sure. Be ready for January the 2nd!
Hope to see you in Roma!
Do these usually cover all stores? Or is it usually just onyl ‘made in Italy’ stores?
What are the approximate sale sizes? Is it like 10% first week, 20% second for what’s left, 30% on thirds, etc?
Both winter and summer sales cover all stores not only “made in Italy stores”. The percentage of the rebate depends on each shop. It is common practice in some of the shops to start with a percentage at the very beginning of sales and to increase said percentage during the following weeks. It is not uncommun however to have a given percentage lasting for the entire period. In other words, no rules…
Hello… I am planning to visit Rome this summer for vacation. I was wondering when does summer sale begin? is it in mid june or mid july? That will help me a lot to set my itenary.
Thanks a million,
The starting date of summer sales 2010 have’nt been decided yet. You may want to consider that last year began on July the 4th and lasted for 6 weeks. I’ll keep you posted as soon as more precise information is available. Regards, Valeria
Well 2 years ago when i was in Rome, the summer sales had just begun and the date was 12 July. My mom who is a total shopaholic, says that it is the approximate date for all europe to go on Sale..
cecilia December 29th, 2009 at 18:03
we are going to italy for some serious shopping. where do you recommend? we don’t want to spend too much money. so, milan or rome or florence?
I’d say Rome and/or Florence, Milan is more expensive shoppingwise!
Also save on accommodation, transport and restaurants by choosing one of our apartments right in the shopping area!
For the Spanish Steps area have a look in the following link: http://www.feelhomeinrome.com/EN/63_0/rome-spanish-steps-apartments
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For the Vatican area: http://www.feelhomeinrome.com/EN/55_0/rome-vatican-apartments
Invest all your savings in shopping!
cecilia December 29th, 2009 at 20:03
thank you so much for the quick reply. is it worth our while to see those outlets outside florence during our 3 day stay there? we are planning 3 days in florence and 3 days in rome so far. one of us is interested in the prada outlet in florence…
well, I have to admit that I’m not able to answer your question as to whether or not it is worthwhile to spend one day (out of three days) in Florence outlets … in fact in one hand Florence has so much to offer from all perspectives (museums, arts, culture, shopping, restaurants) that also three days are not enough to have a good knoledge of the city…
in the other hands outlets are always appealing even if sometimes finding the best items is also a question of luck!
Maybe our readers can help you to take a decision by reporting their “outlets” experiences!!! We wait for your comments!!!
In Florence not only the Prada’s outlet (Località Levanella, Montevarchi (Arezzo) tel. +39-055-91901) but also:
the Mall Luxury factory outlet center with outlets by some of the greatest brands: Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Sergio Rossi, Yves Saint Laurent and so on (Via Europa 8, Leccio/Reggello (Firenze), tel. +39-055-8657775)
the one of Fendi selling clothes, shoes, parfums, accessories (Via Giuseppe Di Vittorio 9, Rignano sull’Arno (Firenze), tel. +39-055-834981).
In Rome, amongst others:
the Valmontone outlet (South of Rome, transfer available from the Termini rail station at 5 euro round trip) with all main brands available.
the Factory outlet by Max Mara group – Diffusione Tessile (Strada Pontina Km. 28,400 – Pomezia (Roma)- Lazio – tel. +39-06-9105673, http://www.diffusionetessile.it)
A post regarding outlets in Italy coming soon.
Good shopping to everyone!
cecilia December 31st, 2009 at 21:54
Any idea how and where we can find instructions on how to get to the different outlets?
cecilia December 31st, 2009 at 22:15
Can anyone please provide us with directions to these outlets via bus/train? We’re departing from Rome or Florence.
cecilia January 1st, 2010 at 10:41
thank you so much. will be leaving soon for the shopping sales. btw, is it true that sales in florence is a week after rome? we have been to italy before, just not during the sales….
there is an ugly rumor that most items from fendi is made in china. please say it isn’t true…though i have noticed the last 3 fendi bags i bought were of inferior quality: threads come off easily, seams come undone at the bottom of the bag, leather from the glue disintegrates…and all these items came from the fendi stores themselves…
it depends on the single outlet actually. In case please let me know which are those you are interested the most as the list is long and a generic answer on how to reach each outlet can be very difficult!
sales in Florence start on January the 7th, exactly one week after Rome…
Items from Fendi are made in China? Well, if it is written made in Italy, items should have been made in Italy and not in China… Maybe are made from Chinese people residing in Italy as Italy is full of laboratories with Chinese manpower…
I’ve been shopping in the last few days like a crazy… big fun in Roma with the sales!!!
Not only lot of things for me but also for my little kid (one year old). Now he has a brand new wardrobe… wow how many beautiful shops for kids in Rome! I had no clou! Maybe after the post regarding the outlets I’ll follow with one with the best shops for kids in Rome!
And you, what did you buy?
the Epiphany day does not stop shopping in Rome! Tomorrow January the 6th, shops will be open all day long
A list with the top-ten (or more! ) shops for kids in Rome could be veeeery useful! I’m planning a trip in Rome for next spring with my three kids…
Could someone advise me if the sales in Rome will be stopped formally 6 weeks after 2nd of Jan? We are planning to be in Rome in the end of Feb this year and will be a very unpleasant surprise if there is no sale then.
Thanx a lot for your kind replies!
I confirm that, yes sales in Rome stop six weeks after the starting date of January the 2nd.
I guess you are unable to anticipate your trip, right?
Thanx for your reply. Unfortunately we have fixed flight dates already and prepaid appartment, so we couldn’t change it.
Anyway…the big shopping we gonna make next time.
for the summer sale next July! And… (sorry for the advertising ) next time browse our website to book an apartment in the center of Roma! http://www.feelhomeinrome.com
Roxanna January 21st, 2010 at 19:30
No shopping for us then…landing th. 15 feb. or what is the late day for sale i Rome?
I´m very interested in Nolita de nimes – do they have a shop in Rome or where can I find their clothing?
sales will formally finish on Sat Feb, 13. Who knows? May be some of the shops will make some sales also during the w/e… I’ll let you know regarding Nolita de nimes…
Ciao and have fun in Roma!
Andria February 8th, 2010 at 12:53
Does anybody knows when the winter sales in rome finish??
Veronica February 8th, 2010 at 21:52
winter sales in Rome should finish on Feb the 13th.
Ciao again This is Dalia who has asked before about the summer sale
My friend is having a conference in mid June in Rome and we would all love to be together… is there anyway for early sale… we are going to amalfi coast on the 20th of June and coming back to Rome on the 25th of June.. is there any chance for some sale then… or should we wait till July.
Another advise which area is best for accomodation in Rome? I will check your website for sure for accomodation.
Thanks a million,
Veronica February 23rd, 2010 at 11:25
I’m afraid you should wait until July… early sales are not allowed unless you are a well-known client of a boutique… in this case it may happen to be offered some early sales even if forbidden by the law.
In my view the best area for accommodation in Roma are:
1) Spanish Steps (great also for shopping!) Have a look for instance at this new apartment:
Great value for money!
3) Campo dè Fiori / Navona
Does anybody knows when the summer sale this year 2010) will start in Rome?
Does anybody knows when the summmer sale starts in Rome this year?
Is it the first Saturday in July?
Im going to rome for shopping only for 4 days , and i want to know when the starting date of summer sales in roma ,,,,,,tell me exact time,,,,,tks
I am hoping to come over to Rome for the end of the summer sales . how long do they last, all of July ?
Jonathan September 7th, 2010 at 03:52
Any idea on when the January 2011 sales will start? Thanks.
Rocsana November 4th, 2010 at 11:15
I am also very interested on when the January 2011 sales will start in Rome because I’m planning going there :d
Does anyone knows ? Thanks
do you know when it starts sales in italy(rome an milan)an in which shops?because i’m planning to visit your country
thanks a lot
Does anyone know what date the january sales 2011 will start?
Veronica December 13th, 2010 at 12:35
the date of winter sales 2011 has not been decided yet. We’ll write a post as soon as we have more precise information!
Can someone please tell me the must seen places in Rome for 5 days stay. And also a suggestions for places to eat and party. So the sale definitively starts at 2nd of January right?
thank you very much
Veronica January 6th, 2011 at 13:03
Winter Sales 2011 will officially start today, January the 6th! Happy shopping! Best, Veronica
Veronica January 6th, 2011 at 13:04
Winter sales start in Roma on January the 6th, 2011! Ciao
loubna January 30th, 2011 at 16:07
Hola ,yo quiero saber hasta cuando se queda el saldo in rome ??? y si en los almacenes de dior ,chopard y prada,….. tienen 50%saldo???
I was in Rome the week of Jan 16, 2010 and found lots of sales. I’m not much of a shopper but the 30 – 50% off sales were pretty great. All the clothing and linen stores had good sales. An added benefit: the clothing is unique and cannot be found in the USA. I’m going back next year with more Euros.
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