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.
Versace is a beautiful shop, showing their guests all the marvellous creations from Versace. Just like the shops in Shanghai and Paris, this store is a must visit even though you do not buy anything.
This French fashion house is in parity with the Italian ones. Louis Vuitton is known for the excellent quality and has been described as the world's most valuable luxury brand. If you feel like window shopping or buying a unique piece for your wardrobe, Louis Vuitton is always a safe bet.
This is a store where the prices actually do not equal our monthly rent. Emporio Armani is the more affordable end of the designer brand Giorgio Armani, but never the less with the same sense of detail and fashion.
Leather, leather, leather, it is almost a guarantee to walk out with a beautiful bag or a lovely pair of shoes when visiting this boutique. Bottega Veneta also have a dangerously lovely home and furniture line.
Laura Biagiotti is one of Italy's greatest designers and crowned the "Queen of Cashmere". This line has everything from elegant clothing to shoes, bags, eyewear and underwear.
With clients like Donald Trump and Barack Obama, men can simply not go wrong here. This is the place to visit if you are on the search for a really good looking suit.
Italians love accessories, and so does the rest of the fashion world. When visiting Florence, you are bound to leave with a piece of jewellery or a watch. At Bulgari you have a magnificent collection to choose from.
Dolce & Gabbana
Being in Florence, we are fully aware of that this lifestyle brand does not need an introduction. You simply cannot be in Italy without visiting Dolce & Gabbana.
Hearing the name Burberry, most of us come to think of their exceptional trench coats and their trademark tartan pattern. This British luxury house still remains at the top when it comes to posh sophisticated design.
Edgy, cool, filled with attitude and of course the Jeans. Diesel is one of those stores that you enter and you just feel the personality. Take a look at their signature jeans, the popular fragrance or their cool accessories.