Florence is known by many for its amazing shopping. For those hoping to venture away from the designer shops on via de’ Tornabuoni, the city fortunately has a variety of sublime vintage shops to visit. All ranging in aesthetic and price, these vintage shops take pride in their range of unique pieces, which are all curated by the store’s owners. Whether you’re looking for vintage Gucci heels or simply a good pair of Levi jeans, chances are you will find it in one of Florence’s exquisite vintage and secondhand shops.
North of the river
Humana Vintage carries a variety of unbelievably well-priced and well-curated retro clothes, with all profits going to charitable projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Humana has two storefronts in Florence’s city center: via delle Belle Donne 4/6R and the new location that opened in June at via Faenza 63R. Purchases can also be made online.
Tartan Vintage (via dei Palchetti 5/5A) bears vast amounts of vintage British-style garments, carrying pea coats, wool trousers and original high-waisted Gurkha trousers imported directly from Scotland in the men’s section, as well as many other impressive pieces.
Hidden in a narrow storefront in piazzetta Calamandrei, Giratempo Vintage has a collection of eclectic vintage pieces, including a variety of designer garments.
Il Vintage del Buttero, located within Florence’s flea market (Stand 19, largo Annigoni), is an eclectic and crowded little stand where you are bound to find some gorgeous vintage pieces.
Clochard is a small vintage shop (via de Conti 16R) whose interior is an organized chaos of silk dresses, vintage levis, felt hats and much more.
Both locations of Officina del Vintage (borgo degli Albizi 2 + via del Giglio 41R) offer amazing finds and decent prices, with a variety of pieces for all aesthetics, all of which are in great condition.
Both of Melrose Vintage’s large locations (via Nazionale 8 + via de’ Ginori 18R) carry a variety of western feeling, rock’n’roll and edgy pieces, including hundreds of vintage Levi’s, leather jackets, boots, accessories and more.
Epoca (via dei Fossi 6R) is fully stocked with a curated selection of high-quality items, ranging from sequined ’80s sweaters to powerful investment pieces.
Nestled in a lovely courtyard, La Corte (via dei Fossi 6) is a tiny loft space is filled with coats and shoes overlooking designer dresses, suits and blouses.
Established in 2008, Desii Vintage (via de’ Conti 17, 19 + 21R) is one of Florence’s original secondhand clothing stores and defends its cause today, from Gucci to Chanel and back.
L’Aurora Onlus (Via de’ Macci 11) has a selection of both housewares and garments, making it the perfect spot for savvy vintage shoppers.
A treasure trove of vintage goodies along a little-trodden backstreet. Expect well-loved Prada loafers, Chanel bags and more. Sophisticated Florentine septuagenarian is the vibe at Mercatino di Ninni (via dei Federighi 11R).
Cute store Street Doing (via dei Servi 88R) behind the Duomo offers a mixture of high fashion and low-key vintage styles.
South of the river, aka Oltrarno
Recollection by Albrici (via dei Serragli 22R) has an outstanding collection of vintage designer and Italian pieces dating to the 1770s. Expect beautifully curated shoes, jewelry and clothing in a glamorous location near piazza Santo Spirito.
Stondo is an easy-to-miss spot as it’s tucked away along Oltrarno side street borgo della Stella 7R, but it’s worth seeking out to find racks upon racks of vintage jackets, capes, accessories and much more.
Near to Palazzo Pitti, tempting cashmere cardigans, vintage belts, and leather and snakeskin purses line the walls at Celeste (piazza San Felice 1R).
“Vintage and Pre-loved” is the tagline for the C’est Chic Vintage brand with stores in the Oltrarno and on the north side of the river (via del Parione 51R + via Maggio 17R). Totally unique looks are guaranteed.
Boutique Nadine has two locations in the city center (lungarno Acciaiuoli 22R + via dei Benci 32R), both stocked with designer pieces from brands like Gucci, Ferragamo and more as well as plenty of beautiful accessories.
Starting out as a gorgeous little space in the Santo Spirito neighborhood, Momo Vintage (via dei Serragli + borgo Ognissanti 127) has just moved to a new location along the same via dei Serragli street and has doubled with an outlet in borgo Ognissanti. It’s a favorite frequented by internationals and locals.
Outside the city centre
Ditutto Dipiú Mercatino dell’Usato (via dei Vanni 56A) is conventionally rougher around the edges than Florence’s other vintage stores, but a bit of digging can reveal quality black tie suits for a song, as well as other clothing.
Cascine’s legendary Tuesday markets (8am-2pm), which span over an almost kilometer-long stretch, displays some great pieces for unbelievably low prices. With some commitment to digging through the clothes, you can find everything from vintage Levi’s and leather jackets to ski suits.
Another sound market option is Sant’Ambrogio daily market, which offers a plethora of vintage accessories, clothes, knick-knacks and antique pieces, all at reasonable prices. The market is open every morning, except for Sundays, with a large market taking over the whole piazza on the last Sunday of the month in piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Loft Vintage has a beautiful selection of vintage and secondhand clothes that feel undeniably modern. Private appointments can be made to visit their showroom and pieces can also be bought through their Instagram stories and website.
Soufois has a broad selection of wonderfully colorful and feminine pieces. Customers can take a look at Sofia Agliati’s collection through the shop’s Instagram.
Fango Vintage has an array of unique and interesting pieces that stand out in a crowd. The exquisite collection can be found through their website as well as at the pop-up vintage events they frequent.