Fashion has always been an important part of the Italian culture. Strolling down the street of Rome, you will find more people wearing suit and tie than a baseball hat.
Italian design dates back to the 11th century when the main Italian cities started to produce luxury goods.
Not everyone can afford pieces of clothing of brands like Prada, Gucci or Armani. So let’s cut to the chase and give you some tips on how to shop in Rome and being satisfied without having to spend your entire budget on one item!
1. Walk around in the Mercato Monti
Mercato Monti is not only a vintage market, it is a place where young designers sell their items. You could actually end up taking home an item made by the future Armani without even realizing it!
2. Via Condotti is for those who can afford it
Via Condotti is the street where the major brands are. If you can afford it, that’s for sure the best place to shop!
3. Porta Portese Flea Market can surprise you
Held only on Sunday morning, the largest market of Rome offers lots of second-hand stuff, food, antiques and much more!
You’d be surprised of how many things you can find there!
4. Get food souvenirs at Castroni
Castroni is the most famous delicatessen shop of the city, you don’t wanna miss it!
5. Small shops are closed on Monday morning.
6. The best Outlet is The Mall
On the route to Florence, The Mall is a great outlet with the best Italian (and not only) brands to pick from! Get the best deals on Prada!