Although Milan is known as the fashion capital of Italy, there are some other places famous for their fashion tradition. One such city is Florence. While undoubtedly more popular for its art galleries, the city has now made rapid growth as a fashion hub and if you want to explore some authentic and vintage fashion collections then this is the perfect place to do so. Read on to know about some of the fashion breaks in Florence.


The market of a city is its nerve center and it is no different for Florence’s market. Apart from housing some of the best fashion items, the city’s market is also well-known for stocking some amazing gifts and souvenir items for tourists. The San Lorenzo market is one such place and some of its notable attractions include leather gloves and classic silk scarves. You can also find plenty of high quality leather goods like jackets, handbags and other similar accessories.

Designer Labels

Italy is home to some of the most admired fashion brands around the world like Prada, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana. All of these trendy brands have a fair presence in the city of Florence. Locating a boutique stocking of such designer stuff is not hard at all and the first place you should look for is Via de’ Tornabuoni.

There is also something for those on a tight budget. Around 45 minutes from Florence there is a place called Leccio. There is an outlet by the name of ‘The Mall’ there that sells classic items and goods at reduced prices. Most often, these are the products of the previous season.


The Pitti Vintage is a must visit during fashion breaks in Florence. The store has been mentioned in the Vogue’s Italian edition and is famous for stocking dresses from long-gone years. So if you are searching for retro then head to this place.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.