Shopping Streets in Florence

Pucci, Ferragamo, Cavalli and Gucci. These renowned fashion designers all have Florentine origins.  What better place to shop for Florentine fashion than right here, in Florence? Whether you are a fashionista or a penny-pincher, here’s your guide to the best shopping streets in the city.

Florence’s Via Tournabuoni is designer heaven. If you want the latest styles, this is the street for you. Pump up your wardrobe at Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada and Patrizia Pepe on Florence’s version of 5th Avenue. If you need a pick-me-up, grab a stylish coffee and dessert at the Cavalli Cafe.

Via Tournabuoni (Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons: Freepenguin)

Head for the streets around Piazza della Repubblica for some of the best chain stores such as H&M, Zara and United Colors of Benetton. Enjoy a delicious lunch break or gelato in the square while people watching.

Piazza della Repubblica (Credit: Wikipedia / Creative Commons: Sailko)

If you have an eye for a bargain, visit Via del Corso and the surrounding areas. Here you’ll find all types of clothing, shoes and other traditional Florentine items and gifts to bring home to your family or as a treat to yourself.

Via del Corso (Credit: Wikipedia / Creative Commons: Sailko)

Now, Forget Macy’s! Enjoy Florence’s big brand department stores such as Coin and Principe, where you can sift through all kinds of fashions all in one place. Head to La Rinascente, where you can even savor a delicious coffee on the top floor, open-air terrace.

Do you like unique pieces from specialty shops? Head over to via Porta Rossa or just over the Ponte Vecchio bridge to Borgo San Jacopo for small boutiques where you are sure to find exclusive Italian fashions.

View of Borgo San Jacopo from the Vasari Corridor (Credit: Wikimedia commons / Creative Commons: Sailko)

Florence has something for all tastes and types of shopaholics. No matter what your style or budget, make your way to the best shopping streets in Florence!

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