Save at Foxtown Factory Outlet Stores in Switzerland near Lugano and Milan

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by Henk Bekker

in N24, Switzerland, Ticino

Brand name fashion is sold at huge discounts at Foxtown, the largest and best factory outlet shopping mall in Switzerland, near Lugano in Ticino — shoppers travel from even Milan in Italy to save and enjoy cheap bargains.

Save at Foxtown, the largest factory outlet shopping mall in Switzerland, near Lugano in Ticino and Milan in Italy.
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Bargain hunters buy at huge savings and find cheap deals on designer brands and topline fashion at Foxtown Factory Stores in Mendrisio in Ticino in Southern Switzerland near Lugano, Como, and Milan. Top brands include Armani, Boss, Calvin Klein, Dolce&Gabanna, Gucci, Prada, and Versace. Casual wear is well represented too as it sportswear including Adidas, Nike, Puma, Solomon, and many winter sports specialists. Foxtown factory outlet mall is open 7 days per week and is easily reached by car, train, or shuttle bus excursions from various parts of Switzerland and Italy, including from Milan (where Foxtown is popular enough to advertise on the local trams). Tax-free shopping and VAT refunds are available to shoppers living outside Switzerland, including other European countries.

Save on Designer Fashion at Foxtown Factory Stores in Switzerland

Foxtown Factory Outlet Stores in Switzerland

Foxtown Factory Stores is the largest outlet shopping mall in Switzerland with around 160 shops and one of the best in Europe. Apart from being open on Sunday, the mall surprises most with its astonishing range of high-end fashion brands. Many of these designer fashion brands are not often seen in factory outlet shopping malls at other locations.

High-end fashion brands at Foxtown Factory Stores include amongst others Armani, Bally, Boss, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Dolce&Gabanna, Gucci, Longchamp, Missoni, Paul & Shark, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Versace. Quality shoes are also available from Bally, Jimmy Choo, and Tod’s.

Other internationally known brands include Adidas, Calida, Coach, Desigual, Diesel, Dockers, Ecco, Falke, Furla, Gant, Geox, Guess, Jacadi, Jack&Jones, Lacoste, Lee-Wrangler, Levi, Mammut, Nike, Oakley, Odlo, Peak Performance, Pepe Jeans, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Quicksilver, Salomon, Skechers, the North Face, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, and Wrangler. Many further European-centric brands also have factory outlet stores here. The Ferrari branded clothes outlet has unfortunately moved out (for now).

Non-fashion brands include Lindt Chocolate, Samsonite, Bassetti, La Casa Italiana, Le Creuset, Villeroy & Boch, and WMF.

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Opening Hours of Foxtown Factory Outlet Stores Mall near Lugano and Milan

Gucci at Foxtown Factory Outlet Stores

Foxtown Factory Outlet is open seven days per week from 11 am to 7 pm. The factory stores are not only open on Sunday, which is very rare in Switzerland, but on many public holidays as well. (Of course not over Christmas, New Year, Easter Sunday, or August 1.)

Grab a map on arrival – the layout of the mall is slightly confusing at first and it will be easy to miss a large part of the mall if only following the main circular walkway.

Foxtown Factory Outlet Stores near Lugano

Shoppers arriving early are not only rewarded with the standard discounts ranging from 30 to 70% but also very easy parking. Later on a busy weekend, the parking garages do fill up.

Food and drink are available from various cafés and mostly self-service outlets but the quality is fairly good. The Chalet Suisse restaurant serves fondue and other Swiss classics. There is also a pizzeria and various Asian food outlets.

Adults may gamble in the onsite Admiral Casino.

Transportation to Foxtown Factory Stores Outlet Mall in Switzerland from Lugano and Milan

Foxtown Factory Outlet Stores in Mendrisio

Getting to Foxtown Factory Stores is very easy by car, train, or shuttle bus. If driving, use the Milano-Lugano highway and exit at Mendrisio – signs point to the mall, which is very close to the highway exit. Driving distances are 15 km from Lugano, 50 km from Milan, and a mere 8 km from Como.

Mendrisio is a stop on the S10 trains that run usually twice per hour through Ticino – traveling time is around 20 minutes from Lugano and 50 minutes from Bellinzona.

Foxtown is a 15-minute walk from Mendrisio train station – a bus service is also available. The closest bus stop is “Mendrisio, via Morèe”.

Foxtown factory stores outlet mall advertising on a tram in Milan

If traveling by train from Milano to Foxtown, change in Chiasso for a journey time as short as an hour. Foxtown sometimes advertises on the Milan tram running between the Duomo and Santa Maria delle Grazie as a confirmation that even the Milanese find it worth going to Switzerland for savings on top fashion.

If arriving by train or postal bus in Switzerland enquire about RailAway offers, which give discounts on the journey to Mendrisio and special savings at the outlet mall. Enquire at the information desk if arriving on a public transportation ticket — many shops give an additional 10% discount.

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About the author:

Henk Bekker

Henk Bekker is a freelance travel writer with over 20 years of experience writing online. He is particularly interested in history, art, and culture. He has lived most of his adult life in Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark. In addition to European-Traveler.com, he also owns a travel website on the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland and maintains statistical websites on car sales and classic car auction prices. Henk holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School and an MSc in Development Finance from the University of London.

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