Updated as at Oct 09. Arturo & Co. Via Porta Rossa, 50r Arturo & Co has closed its Via Porta Rossa location. The place is boarded up and abandoned. My guess is that its closed for good. Liverano & Liverano Via dei Fossi, 43r Liverano & Liverano is amazing and is a "must visit".
Principe Via del Sole, 2 An excellent store too. A huge selection RTW as well as a MTO service. Great location and certainly a store one may get lost in. Prices are mid tiered. Surprised to find a Principe in Pisa too. Tie your Tie Via dei Federighi, 7r Always great to drop in and have a chat with Simone. A great store. Ceri Vintage Via dei Serragli, 26r A hidden gem but a little hit and miss since its a vintage store. Didn't have any interesting men's wear during my visit. They have recently taken deliver of some very nice off cuts of leather hides. Pity that they are heavy, otherwise there were a few nice pieces that Zee's in Hong Kong could do wonders with. Someone mentioned Boggi. Interesting store carry mid market RTW. Think the GANT of Milanese tailoring. Finally, no one here seemed to mention the discount shopping outlets located in the outskirts of Florence in the green hills of Tuscany. There are several of these but I only had time to visit one, which was sadly called "The Mall". Its located about 35 minutes from Florence and the outlets at this location included: Burberry Bottega Veneta, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hogan, La Perla, Loro Piana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sergio Rossi Tod's, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent. The stock last season and factory seconds. Most items were priced between 25% to 60% off before any VAT refunds. To get there, a shuttle bus service is available at 25EURO per person. Alternatively, there is a public bus service from the Florence SITA bus station.