is truly a shoppers haven. The brand conscious will have the time
of their lives along Via de' Tornabuoni, which extends up to
Via della Vigna Nuova. Here you will find the big designers: Gucci,
Armani, Ferragamo, and Mila Schön. Meanwhile, the haggling shopper
will go mad over at San Lorenzo street market, where antiques and
other knick knacks can be found.
things to buy in Florence include almost everything! From fine leather
to marbleised paper, high fashion, shoes, hand-embroidered linen,
lingerie, Tuscan wines, lace, gold jewellery, even Renaissance pieces
and antiques — there are a massive amount of products you
can bring home from this beautiful city.
Fine art and antiques can best be found on the
Oltrarno, the home of artisans. Shops on Via Maggio and the Borgo
Ognissanti are teeming with treasures waiting to be uncovered. For
serious collectors, a visit to the Gianfranco Luzzetti showroom
on Borgo San Jacopo is highly recommended.
Ceramics and things for the home can be found
on Viceversa on Via dello Stell 3, while books can be had in Feltrinelli
International on Via Cavour.
For those who are looking for high fashion with
bargain prices, it is a must to visit Guardaroba or the stock house
of Grandi Firme. While these stores carry last season's fashion,
you are sure to find one or two to suit your tastes. Jewellery can
be found on the Ponte Vecchio, where the goldsmiths and silversmiths
of old used to create their wares.
For fine stationery and paper products, pay a
visit to Giulio Giannini and Figlio on Piazza Pitti. Meanwhile,
the best of Tuscan wine and liquor is best found in the front room
of the Enoteca Alessi, located on Via dell'Oche and the Enoteca
Gambi Romano on Borgo SS. Apostoli.