Must-see shopping in Florence

  • Alberto Cozzi

    Santa Maria Novella

    Florence is famous for its exquisite marbled paper and this well-known, fourth-generation bookbinder and restorer has been making sheets of the stuff by…

  • Madova

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Cashmere lined, merino lined, silk lined, lambs wool lined, unlined – gloves in whatever size, shape, colour and type of leather you fancy by Florentine…

  • Pegna

    Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

    This historic salumeria and drogheria store dating to 1860 is a quality stop for everything from gourmet cheeses, cold meats and biscuits to Florence-made…

  • Emilio Pucci

    Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

    Sensual, flowing lines are the trademark of this iconic Florentine designer, born in the city in 1914. In the 1940s he designed his first piece – a…

  • La Bottega dell'Olio

    Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

    This bijou boutique takes great care with its displays of olive oils, olive-oil soaps, platters made from olive wood and skincare products made with olive…

  • Alessandro Dari

    Boboli & San Miniato al Monte

    Flamboyant jeweller and classical guitarist Alessandro Dari creates unique pieces in his 15th-century workshop-showroom in San Niccolò. 'Sculpture that…

  • Il Papiro

    Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

    One of several branches around town, this elegant boutique specialises in books, journals, writing paper, cards and other stationary made from Florence's…

  • Scuola del Cuoio

    Santa Croce

    Hidden in a courtyard behind Santa Croce church, this leather workshop and boutique features a long corridor where craftspeople stand at their stations…

  • Bartolini

    San Lorenzo & San Marco

    Foodies with even the mildest interest in cooking will find Florence's most famous kitchen shop absolutely fascinating. Don't miss the collection of pasta…

  • Salvatore Ferragamo

    Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

    One of the most famous names in Italian fashion, shoe specialist Ferragamo has been welcoming customers to its showroom in the medieval Palazzo Spini…

  • Fratelli Alinari

    San Lorenzo & San Marco

    Since 1852 the world’s oldest photographic firm has amassed an archive of some five million photographs, ranging from daguerreotypes to digital images…

  • Mercato delle Pulci

    Santa Croce

    Historically at home (alongside the city's fish market) on Piazza dei Ciompi since 1900, Florence's antiques and flea market can now be found opposite…

  • Filistrucchi

    Santa Croce

    This vintage boutique is the city’s oldest family-operated retail business. It was established in 1720 and the present owner is the ninth generation of…

  • Francesco


    Hand-stitched leather is the cornerstone of this tiny family business specialising in ready-to-wear – and made-to-measure – men's and women's shoes.

  • Il Bisonte

    Santa Maria Novella

    Established in Florence in 1970, Il Bisonte's handmade leather bags are now sold in stores across the world.

  • Mercato Nuovo

    Duomo & Piazza della Signoria

    Tourist kitsch and cheap leather in Florence's 16th-century market place.

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