Must see shopping in Florence

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    Benheart

    This flagship store of local superstar Ben, a Florentine-based fashion designer who set up the business with schoolmate Matteo after undergoing a heart…

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    Lorenzo Villoresi

    Artisanal perfumes, bodycare products, scented candles and stones, essential oils and room fragrances crafted by Florentine perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi…

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    Uashmama

    Modern craftsmanship shines out of this loveable boutique, the pride and joy of the Marconi family, whose washable paper bags – tanned just like leather…

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    Aquaflor

    This elegant Santa Croce perfumery in a vaulted 15th-century palazzo exudes romance and exoticism. Artisanal scents are crafted here with tremendous care…

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    C.BIO

    Be it bread baked in situ that morning, organic fruit, veg or wine made by a small Tuscan producer, homemade pasta or a white-truffle panino to take away,…

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    Luisa Via Roma

    The flagship store of this historic store (think: small 1930s boutique selling straw hats) turned luxury online retailer is a must for the fashion-forward…

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    Mio Concept

    Design objects for the home – made in Italy and many upcycled – as well as jewellery, bags and belts crafted from old bicycle tyres and inner tubes by…

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    Obsequium

    Tuscan wines, wine accessories and gourmet foods, including truffles, in one of the city's finest wine shops – on the ground floor of one of Florence's…

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    Street Doing

    Vintage couture for men and women is what this extraordinary rabbit warren of a boutique – surely the city's largest collection of vintage – is about…

  • Sbigoli Terrecotte

    This family-run ceramics workshop and showroom, founded by the Sbigoli family in 1857, is littered with hundreds of handmade and painted tableware pieces…

  • Lorenzo Perrone

    Every book tells a different story in this absolutely fascinating artist's workshop, home to Milan-born Lorenzo Perrone who creates snow-white Libri…

  • Benheart

    Drool over exquisite handmade shoes, jackets and other leather designs in buffalo and other soft leathers at this small boutique showcasing the unique…

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    Eataly

    Eataly is a one-stop food shop for everything Tuscan. Peruse beautifully arranged aisles laden with oils, conserved vegetables, pasta, rice, biscuits and…

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    Benheart

    Evocative of an artisan workshop, this tiny boutique showcases the world-class leather craft of local superstar Benheart. The young Florentine fashion…

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    Shoes & More

    A 10-minute walk east of Santa Croce brings you to this much-heralded shoe shop, showcase for the colourful and often-times whimsical New Kid label by…

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    Avavav

    Affordable luxury and Tuscan craftsmanship are perfect bed companions at this sustainable-fashion boutique for women. Swedish couple Linda and Adam…

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    Richard Ginori

    The maze of beautiful period rooms at this elegant porcelain shop is well worth exploring. Showcasing tableware produced by Richard Ginori, a Tuscan…

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    Todo Modo

    An exceptional range of books (new and old, Italian and English), curated with care and impeccable taste by savvy owners Pietro and Maddalena, promise…

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    A Piedi Nudi nel Parco

    With a name meaning 'Barefoot in the Park', this boutique specialising in high-end avant-garde fashion for women is hard to resist. So chic, it has a part…