When I arrived in Florence several years ago, I thought of myself as independent and headstrong. I was a graduate student and I was going to be living in Italy for an entire year. I was older, I was committed, I was brave. On settling into my new life abroad, the adaptation process went as […]
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,
For the first time, a low-cost brand has appeared in Florence’s high fashion district. H&M has opened Cos, its budget-chic boutique, in the striking seventeenth-century Palazzo Dudley-Navone, on the corner of via della Spada and via Tornabuoni. The Swedish chain
sparkles with thousands of holiday lights. For some, this is a truly magical
time that has the power to make us forget all our troubles and embrace the joys
of life. For businesses, it can mean a make-or-break year, and so retailers are
desperately looking forward to
There is only one thing more exciting than visiting Florence: shopping in Florence. And the possibilities are even more exciting when you consider the vintage shopping opportunities here. Because navigating this new, hip scene in the widely antiquated streets of Florence can seem a bit daunting, I will lead you on a brief tour to […]
We enthusiastically recommend this event. This fashion trade of once-worn-when-better-made clothing and accessories is likely the hippest open event of the season at the hippest venue in Florence. Looking for a ’66 Gucci bomber? Perhaps some leather cowboy boots worn by one who really wrangled, or a lipstick-red alligator clutch with an ivory […]
Twice a year, Italy has a 60-day-long Black Friday.
Every single store from Raspini to H&M will offer unbeatable prices on
winter apparel. It may not seem so, but time is of the essence - the best items
go fast to the fashion-savvy Florentines, so the
Music, aperitivi, shopping guides, tricked-out windows and more in over 100 participating stores throughout Florence. From via Calzaiuoli to via Gioberti, Borgo la Croce to via Tornabuoni, shoppers can participate in a variety of contests, drawings, discounts and more for Firenze Shopping Festa 2010. For a full programme, visit www.wix.com/afirenze/shopping.