So you planned a business trip or a holiday to Rome, and you have to determine where to go shopping. Where do you locate the best prices?
You can locate all the well-known designer names in Rome such as Armani, Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Dolce e Gabbana, and Versace. And many of these esteemed trends originate here and in Milan (a few hours north).
Most of the principal designer top end stores of this quality are situated in the region between Piazza di Spagna (Spanish steps) and Via del Corso. A few of these roads contain Via delle Vite, Via Borgognona, Via Condotti and Via Frattina. Here you can locate all your clothes including shoes, leather goods, accessories, suits, etc. The prices here tend to be quite inflated, although, occasionally you can locate a reasonable sale (saldi).
In Rome, it is wise to research some of the side streets, as you’ll often find costs that are more affordable then the main streets. You may even stumble across some shops that aren’t even known to the local residents
Midrange clothing stores
The roads around Via del Corso, Via Nazionale, and Via dei Giubbonari are great roads where you’ll find many of the locals store. It’s possible for you to locate some great midrange clothing choices in this district.
2nd hand clothes in Rome
A curvy road that runs off of a little courtyard off of Piazza Navona, going towards the river, is Via del Governo Vecchio. This road has many second hand clothing stores and women’s boutiques where you might be able to discover a great deal.
Food and Clothes
Right near the Vatican across from the Tiber river, an interesting area to store is Via Cola di Rienzo where you are able to locate some clothes, shoe shops, along with some food outlets, booths and department stores.
Art galleries in Rome
Additionally near the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) is Via Margutta, a small north of the well-known square is a road well-known for its contemporary art galleries.
Sales in Rome
The greatest time to locate sales will be contingent on the season. Ending runs in mid February, and begin in January. The summer sale season goes from mid July to end of September.
Shopping hours in Rome usually run as follows:
Monday to Saturday – 9:30AM to 1PM then 3:30PM to 7:30PM (winter) 8:00PM (summer)
Some of the bigger shops and department stores will operate continuously for the hours recorded above. Many of the smaller stores are closed on Monday mornings.
Money, Credit Autos and Traveler’s Checks
Cash is king in Italy, but credit cards and traveler’s checks are also accepted. It’s best to inquire before ringing up a purchase. If you’re using a credit card often times, they’re going to add a surcharge of about 3%. If you do use a credit card as a kind of id they’ll most definitely require a passport.
So after you’re done with all the sights of Rome on your Italian holiday vacation, get in a small shopping as Rome has some excellent products which you can take back home.
Buona Spesa – happy shopping!