For those who enjoy the hunt for the perfect garment or accessory, Florence’s many vintage and thrift shops offer plenty of opportunities for adventure. However, there’s one factor to consider before you set out: how many euro you have in your wallet. The prices in vintage, and even thrift, stores can be jaw dropping. We’ve done some investigating to see not only where the best shopping might be found, but also where the prices are on point.
First, let’s be clear on the terms ‘vintage’ and ‘thrift.’ Vintage pieces are 35 years or older, while you can find a last-season Zara shirt on a thrift store rack. Florence’s vintage stores pride themselves in offering a unique range of high-quality pieces, usually a careful selection of designer or high-end pieces, handpicked by the owner to fit the store’s aesthetic. The clothing and accessories are hung with care in an organized manner. At a thrift store, organization isn’t always a top priority and shopping may become tedious as you search for what you want. The goods in thrift stores may be missing buttons or sport a rip along a seam. Though these clothes may need some TLC, there’s always the excitement of scoring a designer find nestled near someone’s old calcio jersey.