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  • 1. Angela Caputi


    Angela Caputi wows Florentine cognoscenti with her highly creative, often outsize plastic jewelry. A small, but equally creative, collection...Read More

  • 2. Bernardo

    Piazza della Repubblica | Clothing

    Come here for men's trousers, cashmere sweaters, and shirts with details like mother-of-pearl buttons. ...Read More

  • 3. Giulio Giannini e Figlio

    Oltrarno | Books/Stationery

    One of Florence's oldest paper-goods stores is the place to buy the marbleized stock, which comes in many shapes and sizes, from flat sheets...Read More

  • 4. Il Torchio

    San Niccolò | Books/Stationery

    Photograph albums, frames, diaries, and other objects dressed in handmade paper are high quality, and the prices lower than usual. ...Read More

  • 5. La Bottega dell'Olio

    Santa Maria Novella | Household Items/Furniture

    Experience olive oil in all its permutations at La Bottega dell'Olio. The shop, which is tucked into a small piazza, has a great collection...Read More

  • 6. Madova

    Palazzo Pitti | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Complete your winter wardrobe with a pair of high-quality leather gloves, available in a rainbow of colors and a choice of linings (silk, cashmere...Read More

  • 7. Mercato Centrale

    San Lorenzo | Food/Candy

    This huge indoor food market offers a staggering selection of all things edible. Downstairs is full of vendors hawking their wares—meat, fish...Read More

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  • 8. Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

    Santa Maria Novella | Household Items/Furniture

    The essence of a Florentine holiday is captured in the sachets of this Art Nouveau emporium of herbal cosmetics and soaps that are made following...Read More

  • 9. Penko

    Duomo | Jewelry/Accessories

    Renaissance goldsmiths provide the inspiration for this dazzling jewelry with a contemporary feel. ...Read More

  • 10. Pineider

    Santa Maria Novella | Books/Stationery

    Although it has shops throughout the world, Pineider started out in Florence in 1774 and still does all its printing here. Stationery and business...Read More

  • 11. Scuola del Cuoio

    Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    A consortium of leatherworkers ply their trade at Scuola del Cuoio (Leather School), in the former dormitory of the convent of Santa Croce;...Read More

  • 12. Loretta Caponi

    Santa Maria Novella | Household Items/Furniture

    Synonymous with Florentine embroidery, the luxury lace, linens, and lingerie have earned the eponymous signora worldwide renown. There's also...Read More

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