Florence shopping

Top Choice Gifts in Santa Maria Novella

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

In business since 1612, this exquisite perfumery-pharmacy began life when Santa Maria Novella's Dominican friars began to concoct cures and sweet-smelling unguents using medicinal herbs cultivated in the monastery g…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

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 transplant, is irresistible. The pair swore that if Ben survive…
Top Choice Perfume in Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

Lorenzo Villoresi

Artisan perfumes, bodycare products, scented candles and stones, essential oils and room fragrances crafted by Florentine perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi meld distinctively Tuscan elements such as laurel, olive, cypress …
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Santa Croce

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, this artisan grocery and deli is essential viewing for foodi…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

Luisa Via Roma

The flagship store of this historic boutique (think: small 1930s boutique selling straw hats) turned luxury online retailer is a must for the fashion-forward. Eye-catching window displays woo the digital generation …
Top Choice Homewares in Santa Maria Novella

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 Turinese designers Cingomma, and so on, cram this stylish boutiq…
Top Choice Homewares in Oltrarno

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 and, indeed, looking like leather too – are all the rage in co…
Top Choice Cosmetics in Santa Croce

Aquaflor

This elegant Santa Croce perfumery in a vaulted 15th-century palazzo exudes romance and exoticism. Artisan scents are crafted here with tremendous care and precision by master perfumer Sileno Cheloni, who works with…
Top Choice Wine in Oltrarno

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 best-preserved medieval towers to boot. Not sure which wine to …
Top Choice Vintage in San Lorenzo & San Marco

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. Carefully curated garments and accessories are in excellent cond…