Alright you shopaholics, listen up.
Venice’s sales dates are January 3rd to February 28, 2015. That means that you can enjoy the numerous Italian designer brands for as much as 70% off in select stores. Yes, that means stores such as Benetton, Massimo Dutti, Furla, Diesel, Stefanel and many other shops are all discounting their clothes and accessories so get a designer bag for $100 instead of $400 in some cases!
The elegant designer stores and expensive boutiques can be found around Saint Mark’s Square, but there are smaller boutiques in Frezzeria which is not far away from there as well as near Rialto Bridge.
Look for the word: saldi! (meaning “Sale”). These sale dates are active around most of Italy, so enjoy the sales racks in Milan, Torino, Genova, Bologna, Firenze, Napoli, Bari and Cagliari. Unlike the States, Italy has sales only a few times a year, so get out in the cold and shop til you drop!