Shopping The guide was updated:Florence’s two central streets, via Tornabuoni and via della Vigna Nuova, are the best places for the most exclusive boutiques, leather goods and stylish shoes. Here you can find most of the internationally known Florentine fashion brands such as Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ermanno Scervino.
The fashion addicted should definitely go to The mall (Via Europa 8 - Leccio Reggello), 30 minutes drive from Florence, where they will find discounted clothes, shoes, bags and accessories from the top stylists’ past collections.
If you are interested in original gold or silver jewellery, head for the Ponte Vecchio and its tiny botteghe orafe (craftwork shops). One of the most renowned is Gioielleria Carlo Piccini (via Ponte vecchio, 31r). Besides shops, Florence is rich in open-air markets. If you want to buy leather goods or clothes, go to the market of San Lorenzo, which is located in the centre of the city, or to the Market of the Porcellino, which is sheltered under the sixteenth-century Loggia del Porcellino.