Florence & Rome Shopping Guide

Rome

Abiti Usati

Root around this musty and cavelike vintage shop for impressively broken-in leather jackets, slouchy boots, and screen-print tees. Prices average $80 for a jacket, $15 for a shirt. (We had big eyes for a stunning patchwork snakeskin clutch priced at only $36.)
35 Via del Governo Vecchio, 011-39-06-68307105

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Vintage, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Degli Effetti

Sleek, spare, and full of carefully arranged designer garments, this near-the-Pantheon shop is a worthwhile destination for Jimmy Choo shoes, Stella McCartney jeans, and-when the occasion arises-excellent sales.
93 Piazza Capranica, 011-39-06-6791650, deglieffetti.com

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Dell'Alta Moda

Discount

Although it's a tourist favorite, this outlet boutique has a reputation for its consistently designer-heavy stock-Fendi, Versace, and more. Worth a dig.
14/16A Via Gesù e Maria 011-39-06-3613796;
87/88 Via Agostino Depretis, 011-39-06-47825672


Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Outlet

Dress Agency

This is the go-to spot in Rome for consigned designer clothing. (We found a Prada sundress for only $60.)
1B Via del Vantaggio, 011-39-06-3210898; 5A Via Plana, 011-39-06-8080522

Products: Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Consignment/Resale, Designer Discount

FFI Fatta Fabbrica Italiana

This centrally located shop showcases its thoroughly affordable line of bright nylon, leather-handle totes. Pick up a few in different sizes, as prices start at only $10.
53 Via Vittoria, 011-39-06-69190882

Products: Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

Gente

Sprinkled throughout the city, the Gente boutique chain has cultivated a loyal following for its inspired mix of European labels big (Marni, Missoni) and small (DSquared, Jamin Puech).
Our two favorite locations are the ones on Via Frattina (near the Piazza di Spagna) and Via Cola di Rienzo (in the same hood as the Vatican). 69 Via Frattina, 011-39-06-6789132

Products: Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Jam

Constantly packed, this bustling, energetic store fills multiple stories and a block-wide space with funky, inexpensive jewelry (from $3 to $30), Fake London jeans, and so much more. Highly recommended—we went in for a peek and ended up staying for more than an hour.
1/2 Galleria Alberto Sordi, 011-39-06-6784209

Products: Denim, Women's Clothes, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry
Type of Store: Boutique

Kouki

With the dusty feel of a wine cellar, this tiny shop is crammed with colorful drinking vessels from Syria and Morocco (none cost more than $10), and a profusion of inexpensive chandeliers that look like grape clusters.
64 Via di Monte Giordano, 011-39-06-6896704

Products: Decorative/Lighting, Tabletop
Type of Store: Boutique

Kristina Ti

Torinese designer Kristina Ti is known for her breezy Mediterranean aesthetic (Sardinia is home to her first shop). This means you can expect loads of silky camis, tissue-thin cashmere cardigans, and floaty chiffon skirts.
40C/41 Via Mario de Fiori, 011-39-06-69200170, kristinati.it

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothes, Shoes
Type of Store: Boutique

Laura Urbinati

We came across this shop on its opening day and were thrilled—we're big fans of this lounge—and beachwear designer, known for her delicate cotton prints and sexy bikinis.
50A Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 011-39-06-68136478

Products: Lingerie/Loungewear, Swimwear, Women's Clothes
Type of Store: Boutique
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