Florence

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
Via della Scala 16 N

An old pharmacy, which sells high-qualitiy beauty products like soaps, shaving cream, eau de Cologne.

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.

Enoteca Mondovino
Via S. Agostino 27-29/R
+39 055 215214

Decent wine and Liquor store with interesting collection of potable bitters in the back Italian and German.

Beaded Lily Beads & Designer Jewelry
Via Toscanella 33r
+39 055 239 9182
In the Oltrarno - Steps from Piazza Della Passera *Walking directions posted on website

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.

Pitti Vintage - Italian & European Vintage Clothing & Accessories
Borgo degli Albizi 72r
+39 055 230 2676

Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Lancetti, Valentino. Specializes in Italian and European designer and one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.

Cose Del 900 - Italian Glass Connection
Borgo San Jacopo 45R
+39 055 283 491
Monday - Saturday 10:30AM-7:30PM
Just two minutes from Ponte Vecchio.

Since 1981 - Specializing in sized-to-order, affordable beaded jewelry featuring handmade Murano glass beads.

Zei Cinofilia
Via P. Colletta n.30/32r
+39 055 2477909
9AM-7PM

Since 1962 the pet shop has been selling stylish Italian accessories for cats and dogs.

Ortigia SRL
Borgo San Jacopo 12R
+39 055 282129
next to the Ponte Vecchio

Luxurious soaps, scents, creams, candles and lotions inspired by the aesthetics, colours, and scents of Sicily.

Creature Diverse
Borgo San Jacopo 76/r
+39 055 2382206
€20-€40 and up
noon-7:30PM
just across river from central Florence

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.