Corso d’Augusto, Piazza Tre Martiri and Piazza Cavour, Via Garibaldi and Via Gambalunga: these are the locations in the historic centre from where you can begin your shopping tour in Rimini. Here you can walk along elegant streets, small and big squares with fashion and trendy accessories, but also cafés, meeting places, libraries, and the most exclusive shop windows. You will love “strolling” in the heart of the town centre with its trendy boutiques, but even in the small inner streets in the area of Vecchia Pescheria (the old fish market) there are small shops which have on display refined and unique accessories. In some shops you can also find items designed by students attending the University of Rimini, original and unavailable elsewhere.
The biggest market in Emilia Romagna is held in Rimini every Wednesday and Saturday morning in Piazza Cavour and Piazza Malatesta. The heart of Rimini becomes even more valuable on the last Sunday of every month with “Rimini Antiqua”: an exhibition market of antiques, modern and vintage. The Exhibition Market is held in the historic centre of Rimini (Piazza Cavour and nearby arcades, Vecchia Pescheria and Piazza Malatesta) every last Sunday of the month from 7 am to 7 pm.
From Cattolica to Savignano sul Rubicone, passing by the Republic of San Marino, here you will find unlimited opportunities to purchase reasonably priced designer items, such as accessories, clothes and shoes, from the new collections as well as from the previous ones and left-over stocks. You are so enabled to get luxury articles by referring directly to the fashion firms. In Cattolica, for example, the city of the stylist Alberta Ferretti, there is the outlet Gilmar Company Store (via delle Rose 15 – 47842 – San Giovanni in Marignano – Rimini, tel +39 0541 959186 – www.gilmar.it), where articles by the group Gilmar are available: Iceberg, Ice Jeans History, Gerani and Block 60. It is a 300 square-metre show-room open every day (on Tuesdays and Sundays, from 3,30 pm to 7,30 pm; on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10,30 am to 7,30 pm, closed on Sundays in August).
In the same area, at Diffusione Tessile, you can find clothes and accessories by Max & Co, Sportmax, Blues and Marella (Via del Mare 180 – San Giovanni in Marignano – RN, tel 0541 827164, open Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7.30 pm, Sundays closed – www.diffusionetessile.it).
Next to Diffusione Tessile is situated Fuzzi Factory Outlet (Via del Mare 167 – San Giovanni in Marignano – RN, tel. 0541 965873 – www.fuzzi.it) with articles at reduced price by famous brands such as Fiume, Nanibon, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Custo Barcelona and Pierantonio Gaspari.
On the hills near Riccione you can visit the outlet Massimo Rebecchi (Via del Progresso 23 – Riccione – Tel 0541 605849, open on Mondays from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm, from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm). Here you can find clothing articles and accessories for men and women by the Tuscan designer Massimo Rebecchi with a discount up to 50% compared to the selling price of the previous season. A few kilometres from Rimini, direction San Marino Republic, there is the Outlet Justmode (via Ausa, 46 Coriano – RN, open every day from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm, tel. 0541 729379). Justmode outlet proposes clothes and accessories by famous designers for men and women of the season, last year’s collections, samples and left-over stocks at discounted prices. Once in San Marino, from the super high-way you can see San Marino Factory Outlet (Strada dei Censiti 1, Rovereta, San Marino, tel + 378 0549 904014, open: from Tuesday to Friday 11am – 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 8 pm; Monday closed – www.smfactoryoutlet.com). Every year it is visited by about 400.000 people. Opened in 1999 following the American Factory Outlet Center model, it is a modern structure of 5.000 square metres, well organized on several levels including the car park. The show-rooms contain very well known trademarks and designers end-of-season collections, left-over stock and samples. You can find wear, underwear, leather items, bathing costumes, shoes, watches, glasses, perfumes and leisure accessories – all discounted up to 50% – 70%. Main brands: Basile, Calvin Klein, Cerutti, Fornarina, Hello Kitty, Guy La Roche, Les Copains, Liu Jo, Mariella Burani, Ralph Lauren Saitt and Store House.
Continuing on the way Rimini – San Marino, just after crossing the border of the small Republic of San Marino, you’ll find Queen Outlet (Via Tre Settembre, 3 – San Marino, tel +378 0549 900320; open on Monday 4 pm – 8 pm; from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 8 pm – www.queenoutlet.com) A modern building with two floors where the best brands are exposed at discounted prices from 30% to 70%. Brands such as Kenzo, Les Copains, Elena Mirò, Byblos, Mariella Burani, Motivi, Class di Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Missoni Laura Biagiotti, Oysho, Adidas, Reebook and many other.
Those who are searching for shoes and high quality leather accessories, can rely on San Mauro Pascoli district, specialized in shoes production: here 15 million pair of shoes are produced every year; two thirds of them are bound to be exported. In this area two trademarks are the most important ones as far as female fashion shoes are concerned: Baldinini in San Mauro Pascoli (via Rio Salto 1, tel. + 39 0541 933202, open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm – www.baldinini.it) and Sergio Rossi (via Emilia Ovest, 89/90 – Savignano su Rubicone tel. + 39 0541 942580 – www.sergiorossi.com). The shoe factory Pollini is in Gatteo (via Erbosa 2 / b, tel. +39 0541 816311) with a point of sale at Outlet Pollini (Viale Vespucci 83 – Rimini, tel. 0541 391724, open 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm – www.pollini.com ). In Savignano Mare (FC) There is the Vicini shoe factory (via Oslo 13 tel. +39 0541 931647).
And at the end of the day get your deserved rest with a great meal!