It is clear that Florence has had a significant impact on the fashion industry and the rest of the world. Bella Firenze, which is located on the banks of the Arno River, is the best place to shop for Italian fashion items. There are many options, including leather bags available at local markets, high-end designer labels, as well as gowns and suits. Shopping in Florence can be a joy regardless of your budget, as there is something for everyone.
This guide will show you the best places to shop in Florence. It will also help you meet local artisans and indulge in luxury. Follow us as we walk through Florence’s streets, from top brands to local market.
These are our 4 favourite shopping streets in Florence
Via de’ Tornabuoni
This is the most well-known street in Florence. This is Salvatore Ferragamo’s first property. It is home to a complete women’s and mens’s department in Palazzo Spini Froni, just across Ponte Santa Trinita. You can also find Ferragamo’s museum downstairs, where you can make a mysterious visit back to his early days in Naples.
Via de’ Tornabuoni also houses Gucci, Emilio Pucci and Versace. This is the most elegant street in Florence, so be sure to look out for the most stylish locals.
Via dei Calzaiuoli
Trailing from Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Signoria, Via dei Calzaiuoli is a popular street filled with high-end to everyday modern stores. From Chanel to Coin, you’ll find everything from high-end fashion to department store shopping. Sisley, a fashion store that’s more affordable, is an option. There’s even a Disney store! Furla, an Italian brand that is well-known, is a great choice for purse lovers. Browse, have fun, and go in!
Via del Corso
You will find almost any product on the Via del Corso. You will find small boutiques to suit every budget so don’t be afraid of exploring.
It is a good idea to walk down Via del Corso starting from Piazza della Repubblica. It will be filled with locals doing errands by bicycles and an amazing array of boutiques representing national and local brands.
Piero Puliti, a well-known boutique that specializes in men’s shirts and tiemaking is a popular one. Piero Puliti designed all the items for this shop from the finest Italian materials. Keep an eye out to see if there are any other unique stores like this one.
San Lorenzo Market
You are now in the paradise of bargain hunters! It is located in the vicinity of Piazza San Lorenzo. The market can be found just a short walk from Piazza del Duomo.
A fine leather jacket is available for EUR100. You can also get a scarf for EUR5 or a wallet for EUR15. Tuscan plates are EUR10 and a scarf for EUR5. This is a great place to treat yourself and buy souvenirs from Florence. There are many options for leather belts, purses, and hats.
Nota Bene: You can shop around to find the best deals and many stalls will have similar products; you don’t need to buy at the first stand that you see. Remember that the market is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 7pm.
Via Santo Spirito
Time for more artisanal boutiques! Via Santo Spirito is located between Borgo San Jacopo (on the one side of the Arno river) and Borgo San Frediano (on the other). It’s in Oltrarno, which is our favorite neighborhood in Florence. Even if you don’t shop, you should visit this quarter. For more information, see our guide Oltrarno. These streets are connected and make one street. It is perfect for window shopping, exploring, and buying a piece of Florence to take home.
You’re in the area, so don’t forget about our favorite artisanal shops in Oltrarno.
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