Up for grabs in everything from shamrock green suede to bright orange lambskin, Sermoneta gloves are priced as alluringly as the colors they're available in: about $28 for a cashmere-lined pair. Stock up now for winter.
With its mix of hip designer clothing, esoteric art books, hard-to-find fragrances- and even an on-site florist and salon-this trendsetting shop is our favorite in all of Rome. Come and be tempted by L'Autre Chose shoes and Carthusia perfume, then enjoy gourmet fare in the attached cafe.
This shop receives the sale merchandise from the Tad Concept Store-and since it's only a short walk away, do pencil in a visit. There's lots of home decor, like sequined pillows (about $50), but we headed straight to the back room, which is flush with deeply discounted clothing by big names like Balenciaga.
Funky, affordable home accessories, like mod screen-print pillows (from $15) and unique costume jewelry, make this a good destination for unusual gifts.
When: Every Sunday Conveniently located near the Piazza del Popolo, this easy-to-browse market has a great array of vintage costume jewelry and clothing at reasonable prices (our find: twenties rhinestone chandelier earrings for $40).
When: Fourth Sunday of the month The Piazza Verdi market is a good place to snap up antique items for the home, like ceramics, glassware, and assorted quality bric-a-brac.
When: Second Sunday of the month This market has enough vendors to satisfy your flea-marketing needs, but not too many to overwhelm you. If your goal is to get a great deal on an antique trinket while in Florence, this is the place to do it.
Signature style: Racy, figure-conscious pieces with Sicilian spirit.
Signature style: Edgy streetwear and denim.
Signature style: Razor-sharp clothing and iconic logo bags.