Recollection by Albrici
Vintage fashion space inside the historic store Albrici with an edited selection of clothes, bags, shoes, hats and costume jewelry that tell the history of fashion from the 1920's to the 1990's.
Located in the historic district of Santo Spirito in the Oltrarno and recognised by the city of Florence as a "Historical Florentine Store", Albrici features one of a kind antiques and artisanal home decor.
Beaded Lily Beads & Designer Jewelry
An inspiring array of unique beading supplies, handmade designer jewelry, Italian Tubular Wire Mesh Ribbon, Italian chains, yarns and more. Now offering glass beadmaking and jewellery design courses.
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
An old pharmacy, which sells high-qualitiy beauty products like soaps, shaving cream, eau de Cologne.
Pitti Vintage - Italian & European Vintage Clothing & Accessories
Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Lancetti, Valentino. Specializes in Italian and European designer and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.
Cose Del 900 - Italian Glass Connection
Since 1981 - Specializing in sized-to-order, affordable beaded jewelry featuring handmade Murano glass beads.
Since 1962 the pet shop has been selling stylish Italian accessories for cats and dogs.
Luxurious soaps, scents, creams, candles and lotions inspired by the aesthetics, colours, and scents of Sicily.
Sarah, the designer/owner of this jewellery and curio shop, doubles as a designer for some of the best known luxury brands Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc. Buy her stylish, hip originals here. Great souvenirs for women or Jewellery wearing men.
Brandy Melville is an original Italian brand, inspired by L.A. lifestyle. The clothes are fashionable, relaxed, and affordable. The fashion boutique has stores all over Europe and a few in the United States. Their clothing represents classic Italian fashion elements, combined with vintage details. Every piece is clothing is tagged with “Made in Italy” to stand for quality. Many young female locals and tourists are seen shopping in the small boutique. The employees also speak very good English.
The San Lorenzo Markets
The San Lorenzo Markets are the best place to shop if shopping on a budget. Located north of the Duomo, these three streets are engulfed with tent after tent of scarves, leather goods, clothes, magnets, and so much more . The markets are the only place in Italy where you can bargain prices and shop on a budget. Stop at the San Lorenzo Market to buy great gifts to bring home!
H&M, a recent addition to Florence, has attracted tourists and even the locals. With fashion identifiable world wide at excellent prices, H&M has become a huge attraction. With three floors of fashion you will never leave empty handed. Located just before the Ponte Vecchio!
The Ponte Vecchio
The Ponte Vecchio is not only known as the bridge that survived during the World Wars, but also for its sparkling windows and plethora of jewelry. From diamonds to gold, from handmade to designer, from bracelets to necklaces, there is a style for everyone. Besides the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio is one of the most crowded places in Florence, so plan accordingly.
Beware: If the police catch you while buying a knock-off version of something with a brand from an illegal street vendor, you can be fined up to €10,000. You'll see plenty of people on the street selling imitation Gucci sunglasses, Rolex watches, and Prada purses dirt cheap. It's okay if the item doesn't have a real brand on it, but buying a knock-off is illegal.
Souvenirs related to art and Florence's sights can be found everywhere. Shops that are not located in the very centre of the city are significantly cheaper.
Books, leather goods, art handcrafted journals, frames, pencils etc. in that gorgeous Florentine paper with swirls of color and gold.
Better stores in/near the city center offer superb leathers at sometimes decent prices...perhaps after some bickering. Goldsmiths on the Ponte Vecchio display beautiful and quality work, but can be very expensive.
Some of the most uniquely Florentine shops and sights can be found in the Oltrarno, which is Florence's "left bank" and home to countless generations of artisans. This section of town can be found by crossing "Ponte Vecchio" the old bridge or Ponte Trinità from the center. This "undiscovered" Florence is a must-see.
Claims to be the oldest shop in Florence, and this can easily be believed. The shop has survived just infront of the Cathedral and is well worth a visit - especially if you need glasses made or repaired, good quality inexpensive sunglasses, or old school camera film. Or anything else from an odd assortment of interesting items found in the window! Owner Mario speaks fluent Italian, French and English.