From boutiques to the traditional market
Every Wednesday and Friday from 7.00 am to noon, the fruit, vegetable and flower market offers a wide array of ultra-fresh produce in the city's most picturesque streets and plazas.
If you are looking for something more sophisticated, roam the elegant porticoes of Via Nassa, Lugano's prime shopping street, as well as the city center, where you will find all the top fashion and luxury brands.
In Mendrisio, only 15 kilometers from Lugano you will find FoxTown, the largest Factory Outlet Store in Southern Europe.
The friendly fox has been selected as the symbol of a full-fledged “discount city”, where 160 shops featuring 250 top brands offer apparel, sporting goods, household products, fashion accessories and gift ideas at affordable prices, with discounts ranging from 30% to 70%.
The many brands on offer include Armani, Burberry, Dolce&Gabbana, Gucci, Missoni, Valentino, Versace, Polo Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Petit Bateau, Adidas, Nike, Puma, Triumph, Swatch, Tod's, Hogan, Piquadro, Villeroy & Boch, Philipp Plein, Sandro, Woolrich, Fendi and Salvatore Ferragamo.
FoxTown is open all weeklong, bank holidays included, from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, August 1 and December 25 and 26.