Well. We went to the Prada outlet and the outdoor designer mall outlet. Kimberly, Brenna and Sydney’s mom that invited me to dinner the night before, invited me, Sara, and Liza to come with her and her friends to the outlets. The outlets are about 40 minutes outside of Florence. The plan was to meet Kimberly and her friends at their hotel at 9:15 AM. We managed to wake up, get ready and meet them in the lobby on time. At 9:30ish, the van arrived to take us. We had our own driver who drove a mercedes van.
Our first stop was the Prada outlet. There was a line to get in…ridiculous. It was allll Asian people. Their money is so much more powerful than euro so they are able to buy all of this expensive merchandise for super cheap. Like you don’t understand. We got to the Prada outlet and Asians get dropped off in bus-loads. Eventually we got in and it was honestly like a candy store. It was unbelievable. So much Prada everywhere, and Miu Miu. The Asians of course were buying like 7 Prada bags and wallets per person. It was one of the craziest things I’ve seen. These outlets are by no means cheap, but they are definitely discounted. Like leather Prada bags were still 500-900 euro ($650-$1,100). And shoes were anywhere from 100-500 euro. It was nuts.
Kimberly and her friends got tons of beautiful stuff. They had a blast! Liza bought a Prada wallet, Sara bought a pair of fabulous pink glitter Miu Miu peep toe pumps, and I bought a pair of absolutely perfect black leather Beatle boots for a really good price.
After a couple hours at Prada, we went to the outdoor mall. It was also crazy. One designer store after the next. At Gucci, I saw a great pair of rain booties and had to get them because of the price. Sold. They are so cute.
At 5:00PM, we all met back up and left. The van took us back to Florence where we said goodbye to Kimberly and her friends. I got back to my apartment and showed my roommates my purchases. Good reviews. Lane had woken up that morning with her eyes completely swollen shut. She went to the doctor for the third time and now looked so much better. Her eyes went down a lot.
At night, I met up with Sari and we walked over to Katie’s apartment to hang out with her friends from IU that were in town. We went out to Kikuya with them, it was fun!