8 Of The Best Places To Go Shopping In Rome

8 Of The Best Places To Go Shopping In Rome

With its natural style and love of fashion, Rome is one of our favourite shopping destinations - but where in the city should you start? Our Rome shopping guide will take you to all the best spots…

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1. Euroma2

Best for… Current trends

Split over three floors, Euroma2 is as fashionable as Italian malls get. It boasts high street names that we all know and love – from H&M to Calvin Klein to Guess – as well as many local brands.

 

It’s a bit of a trek from the city centre, but it’s worth the taxi ride, or negotiating public transport, if you really want to get immersed in some retail therapy.

2. Monti

Best for… Cool couture

If you want your threads to make a statement, or to feel like you’re parading around in a piece of artwork in clothing form, look no further than Monti. Quaint and quirky shops – filled with the one-of-a-kind designs from Rome’s most up and coming fashionistas – pepper the streets in this chic enclave, just a stone’s throw from the Colosseum.

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And these couture wares are being modelled by the young creatives who flock here too, seduced by a fusion of cobbled-street-style history and modernity. Join them, and feel on the cusp of the latest trends.

3. Porta Portese

Best for… Travel souvenirs  

No visit to any city is complete without picking up a few souvenirs from the local market; and when you’re shopping in Rome you won’t find anywhere with as much variety as Porta Portese.

 

Here you can really unleash your inner haggler too. Barter hard and you could bag a bargain selection of shoes, leather goods, linens and tacky souvenirs that you (and your rellies) will love to hate.

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4. Via del Governo Vecchio

Best for… Vintage finds

A vintage hotspot, this is where the city’s oldest one-off boutiques live. Head straight for our favourite, Michele Abiti Usati, and be prepared to negotiate racks upon racks of cowboy boots, shirts piled upon hats, and designer handbags, furs and silks draped in awkward, hard-to-reach corners.

 

It is chaos at its most blissful – after all there’s nothing more thrilling, or more rewarding as a dedicated shopper, than finding that special item amid the madness.

5. Marini Calzature

Best for… Leather footwear

When someone dedicates their life to creating bespoke shoes, you just know they’re going to be good quality. And that’s exactly the case with Giuseppe Marini, a devoted Roman craftsman who built the Marini brand in 1899 and transformed it into a household name.

 

Today, with a boutique store and workshop in the heart of the city, Giuseppe’s family continues his passionate and skilled work, producing masterful footwear that is recognised across the globe. Even Oscar types like Gregory Peck and Robert de Niro have bought moccasins here, so you’ll be in some pretty illustrious company when you’re roaming the rows of shoes.

6. Via del Corso

Best for… High-street fashions

Wander the labyrinthine alleyways and piazzas while you’re shopping in Rome’s historic centre and you’ll soon stumble across the comparatively straight Via del Corso. Just five minutes from the iconic Spanish Steps, here you’ll find shops similar to those you’ll find on Oxford Street: Nike, Gap, The Disney Store… But there’s one distinct difference: you’re in Rome!

The chain stores and high street outlets here have a real element of charm thanks to their surroundings – we’re talking neoclassical architecture and intricate stupas aplenty.

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7. Via dei Coronari

Best for… Antiques

And speaking of Rome’s beautiful surroundings, nowhere offers a more characterful shopping environment than Via del Coronari.

A mishmash of cobbled streets and streets so narrow you’ll have to breathe in as you pass through them, this historic district boasts buildings dating back to the 1500s and earlier. But the real gems here are its antique stores, popping up at every twist and turn. Keep your eyes peeled for secret jewellery, art, books and clothing.

 
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