Quality shopping:“hand made and convenient” Quality shopping:“hand made and convenient” Articles Hill In Evidence Shopping SHARE Marca Fermana - Elisa , May 27, 2014 / 319 0 The Fermano area is a true paradise for quality shopping and…shopaholics! Apart of a large food and wine tradition, our territory can boast a long tradition in shoes making: as a matter of fact the province of Fermo is the heart of the socalled “Shoe District” of Le Marche, the largest concentration of shoe manufacturers in Italy. So if shoes and handmade accessories are your passion, you can’t miss a trip to the Fermano area, where you’ll find high quality items for women, men and kids. Did you know that some of the biggest designer brands on the Italian shoe scene have their headquarters here? If you’re into top brands made in Italy, here you’ll find Nero Giardini, Melania, Loriblu, Tod’s, Hogan and many more, all having their own outlet store where you can shop at very competitive prices. Their factories and outlet stores are mainly located in the towns of Fermo, Porto Sant’Elpidio, Sant’Elpidio a Mare and Montegranaro. It’s not all about shoes though… the town of Montappone is well-known for being home to a lot of headwear manufacturing companies, specialised in making straw hats, wool hats, caps, gloves and scarves. Thanks to this special production, Montappone is the heart of the “Hat district”, an area in which are included the towns of Massa Fermana and Monte Vidon Corrado. In the province of Fermo you can also find other special handicrafts thanks to some interesting arts that here are still alive, such as the craft of making and decorating wooden furniture, the art of restoring antiques and old furniture (traditional in Amandola) and the manufacture of pottery in Montottone.