Posted by: Debra Kolkka | January 11, 2014

Sale time in Florence

It is winter sale time in Florence, so on a warmish January day I made my way into the city to see what was on offer.

Some shops splash their intentions all over their windows.

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Some are more subtle.

But most, especially the more opulent labels, have a discreet sign in the window offering sale items inside, while new spring styles are on display.

Dolce & Gabbana have gone floral to great effect.

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Prada have some gorgeous accessories. I do wonder though about the tennis jumper style leg warmers with sandals.

Fendi windows are always interesting.

Chanel windows reflect Palazzo Vecchio.

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Here are some random windows.

Children are not left out of designer style.

Luisa, Via Roma was a riot of spring colour.

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I love the new season accessories.

It was a beautiful day in what has to be one of the most spectacular piazzas in all of Italy.

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…and warm enough to believe spring is not far away. Here is an optimistic window.

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  1. I guess that the Dolce & Gabbana flowery items are not on sale… Love the yellow two piece suit…

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    • They are part of the new spring collection…very pretty.

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  2. That D&G window is especially pretty! I love window shopping with you, Deb! 🙂

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    • I expected to see more sale items in the windows, but it seems spring has arrived.

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  3. I LOVE the florals!

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    • So do I! I might have to make myself something along those lines.

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  4. The clothes are gorgeous,are the prices reasonable,are you planning to buy? They certainly look stylish.

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    • Most of the clothes in the photos would be expensive. I am not the right age or shape for them so I can save my money.

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  5. Beautiful display… the Dolce&Gabbana flowers, the Prada colors, the Chanel outfit!
    …you captured a wonderful angle of those magnificent buildings.

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    • Florence is a beautiful city and the gorgeous fashion only add to it.

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  6. I love the children’s shoes and what a sweet little handbag. Such a beautiful place to window shop.

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    • I would like a bigger version of that handbag!

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  7. It feels early for spring. Winter in Florence is the best I’ve gone to. And your photo of the doumo is the best angle I’ve seen.

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    • It is much too early for spring. This weather is most unusual and I know it will get cold again soon, but we are certainly enjoying it. I don’t think it would be possible to get a bad shot of that Piazza.

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  8. What a STUNNING post Debra!! Just beautiful shots, driving home the creativity and opulence of those discerning ‘names’. Wow, like installations more than window displays. And, the promise of Spring. So uplifting; for us coming from the area of winter blizzards, ice storms, power outages and yes, it’s still only January. Thanks for this gift; it has made my day.

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    • I was surprised and delighted to see new season designs. Spring is always a beautiful fashion season.

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  9. Thank you for taking me shopping Debra! I agree with you about the leg warmers and sandals…hmmmmm….but wish I was there to snap up some of the new looks at great prices.

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    • I can’t imagine seeing too many of those leg warmers on the street, but you never know.

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      • yes, and I guess if it becomes the rage, we may end up wearing them….hard to wrap my mind around that one, though:-)

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      • I won’t be wearing them. I would be laughed at in the street.

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      • Yeah, I would too…:)

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  10. Thank you for the virtual tour of the sales in Florence. I spotted something I would love in the new season’s accessories collage – the beaded slippers, however I a sure they are an eye-watering price.

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    • The beaded slippers are D&G, so they will most definitely be expensive.

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  11. I’m loving the splashes of red and the floral patterns! 😀

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    • It looks like a pretty season coming up.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful photos! I especially love the Chanel shot with Palazzo Vecchio reflected. Thank you for the virtual stroll around Florence!

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  13. O dio, did you have to post this. Now I must go and shop or I will die!

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  14. It’s really, really fun to see these store windows. It would have been a great response to this week’s WordPress photo challenge, also.

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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    • The windows were great fun. I never think to do the photo challenges.

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  15. still one of favourite piazzas of Italy as well…or anywhere for that matter.

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    • It is very special. I never go to Florence without standing there in wonder.

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  16. The next-to-the-last pic never gets old!

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  17. Hi Deb, is the great leather and fur shop Knoew still there? Loved this post and like someone above, those embellished flats and yellow suit.

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