Romeing’s Best Of Boutiques Guide

Romeing's Best Of Boutiques Guide

 

Shopping Guide: the Best Shops in Rome

No one can deny the glamour and style that comes with Italian fashion. Here we share with you some of Rome’s most chic haunts sure to get heads turning.

CAMPO DE FIORI

Nadiamari Womenswear Boutique in RomeNADIAMARI BOUTIQUE

Via Monserrato, 104
WOMENSWEAR 
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Experienced Roman fashion designer Nadia Mari has opened a second flagship store in the heart of Rome on Via Monserrato, a short walk from Campo de’ Fiori. Following the success of her first location in Monteverde which opened in 2015, NADIAMARI’s signature look for the urban yet aristocratic woman has landed in a neighborhood of classic Italian elegance.

Read the complete review of Nadiamari Boutique

 

pandemonium104104 PANDEMONIUM

Via dei Giubbonari, 104
WOMENSWEAR / MENSWEAR / SHOES
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Located between Campo di Fiori and Largo Argentina, 104 Pandemonium’s two-floor store has a stylish collection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. With a mix of international and Italian brands, Pandemonium is a great place to stop for casual day-time pieces such as sweaters, knits, jeans, sneakers, boots and some pretty hip backpacks, as well as dressier options for a night out in Rome.

 

chezdedeCHEZ DEDE’

Via di Monserrato, 35
WOMENSWEAR / GIFT
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If Milan handed its fashion tiara to Rome for a day, Chez Dédé would be easy to crown. For the bon viveur, this French-Italian affair is a must-know concept store. The cashmeres, leathers, the exquisite detail to assembly and display are all a part of their ethos and apparent in their products, ranging from scarves to toiletry kits.

 

empresaEMPRESA

Via dei Giubbonari, 25/26 – 101/102
Other locations: Via di Campo Marzio, 71 – Piazza del Parlamento, 32/33 – Piazza Cola di Rienzo, 70/72 – Largo di Santa Susanna, 102/104
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR / SHOES
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Some of the sexiest tailored but cool menswear in the city. If you’re in the market for a jacket, trench, high collared structured cardigan or hand crafted leather shoes with an edge this is a place where even boys who hate shopping will get a little bit excited. It’s the perfect option for those who want beautiful Italian clothes but nothing too formal and nothing too mass-market-and-available-back-home.

 

myzar_womenswear_accessories_rome_4MYZAR

Via Giulia, 73
WOMENSWEAR 
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There’s a lot more to MYZAR than initially meets the eye. Although the colorful themed windows draw you in initially, this concept store’s fun, happy vibes and curated selection of clothing, accessories, and jewelry from young emerging designers you can’t find anywhere else in Rome ( and in some cases Italy) will keep you coming back for more.

Read the complete review of Myzar

 

officine redOFFICINERED

Via del Pellegrino, 79/80
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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Part of the thriving fashion scene in and around Campo de Fiori, OfficineRed is fitting right in. Offering high-end, elegant fashion for both men and women, this edgy boutique provides an ensemble of classic pieces, with a few quirky items to add to the mix.

 

BEC romaBEC

Piazza Cairoli, 11
WOMENSWEAR
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The name BEC stands for “BE Curious”  and there’s something about the colors and prints this eclectic, funky boutique uses that inspires a sense of wanderlust. BEC has the perfect clothing, lingerie, coats, jewelry and accessories for any stylish adventure.

 

paul taylor romaPAUL TAYLOR

Piazza Cairoli, 107/108 
Other locations: Via Cola di Rienzo, 184 – Via di Campo Marzio, 50
MENSWEAR
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Ever thought of yourself as a refined Mr. Darcy from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? At Paul Taylor, men can regress to the vintage, elegant attire of yesteryear, with typically British pieces including tweed-style jackets, bow-ties, and an decadent ensemble of jumpers and cardigans.

PRATI

Abitart RomaABITART

Via Cola di Rienzo, 188
Other locations: Via della Croce, 46/47 – Piazza Re di Roma, 75/76
WOMENSWEAR

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Step into a playful fashion utopia full of splashes of color and avant-garde clothes that embody stories and experiences. Abitart’s 40 year legacy of expertise is apparent in its attention to detail and dedication to creating a world in the layout of the store and in its composition of head to toe looks. The concept of Abitart Boutique came from the artistic background of its designer Vanessa Foglia, who has since opened four shops around Rome, including two in the city center.

Read the complete review of Abitart

 

quaranta gradi40 GRADI

Via Virgilio, 1
WOMENSWEAR / MENSWEAR / SHOES

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An institution in Rome, 40 Gradi in Prati is the place to find an alternative and impossibly hip collection of international men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Although it houses high-quality street-wear, including jeans by Orjan Anderson, Hood by Air sweatshirts, and sneakers by Bruno Bordese and Cinzia Araia, 40 Gradi has a chill and unpretentious vibe.

 

brugnoli shopBRUGNOLI SHOP

Via Fabio Massimo, 81/83
CONCEPT STORE / SHOES
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Brugnoli definitely raised the bar for Roman concept stores with their aristocrat vibes and traditional craftsmanship. Their original maison of local shoes recently became a destination for a range of niche products: shoes, clothing, candles to watches, and more. Care for a coffee mug or Herschel bag with that bowtie? Have fun in there.

 

PIAZZA NAVONA / PANTHEON

kolby romaKOLBY

Via del Governo Vecchio, 63/64
Other location: Via Nazionale, 203
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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Since 1978, Kolby has been a firm favourite for unique, high-quality clothing. Using fine fabrics and eclectic designs, the ensemble of items ranges from trousers, denim, shirts, and an impressive selection of knits, ideal for the impending chilly months.

 

georges romaGEORGE’S

Via del Pantheon, 58 – Via della Rotonda, 5
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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For menswear, womenswear, and denim, look no further than Rome’s elegant George’s. Welcoming big name international and national brands including Paul Smith and Missoni, you are certain to leave this boutique feeling about as glam as one of Fellini’s characters from La Dolce Vita.

 

Strategic Business Unit romeSTRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT

Via di San Pantaleo, 68/69
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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Piazza Navona and its surrounding streets effortlessly embody sophistication and opulence; Strategic Business Unit’s location just steps from the piazza itself was obviously very strategic. An uber-cool space for men and women to sample elegant fashion, this boutique specialises in a range of quality wool blend knits and some funky denim too.

 

le-artigiane-shop-in-romeLE ARTIGIANE

Via Torre Argentina, 72
JEWELRY / CLOTHING / ACCESSORIES / HOME
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Leave it to Italians to make DIY look seamless. After two ambitious women sought out to create a common space for designers and thinkers, almost 20 years later their intimate space near Largo Argentina has become world-renowned. This arts and crafts mecca caters to fans of jewelry, bags, home decor, and lingerie..

Read the complete review of Le Artigiane

 

MONTI

Le Gallinella Abito RomaLE GALLINELLE ABITO

Via Panisperna, 61
WOMENSWEAR
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Founded by Wilma Silvestri in 1989,  Le Galinelle is one of the most sophisticated retro-inspired fashion shops around Rome. Almost everything in the store is made by the owner herself right in the back. Combining ethnic and contemporary fabrics she’ll whip up her own modern designs or refurbish an old outfit into something worthy of the runway. They also feature couture clothing.

Read the complete review of Le Gallinelle Abito

 

LOL RomaLOL

Via Urbana, 89/92
WOMENSWEAR

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Via Urbana’s high-end concept store, LOL, is filled with an upmarket, chic collection of women’s clothing and accessories. LOL has two storefronts in the same building – one is more casual with cozy knits, a wall of beautiful sweaters, funky artisanal jewelry and unique shoes – while the other features more formal womenswear with silk dresses and fur pieces. Stop by both, you won’t regret it.

 

mall flandersMOLL FLANDERS

Via Urbana, 132
WOMENSWEAR/MENSWEAR

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One of the first second-hand/consignment stores to open in the Eternal City, Moll Flanders: Maison de Recouture consigns and sells new and used contemporary designer clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women at unbeatable prices. The selection of cool, casual clothing includes designers such as Ann Demeulemeester and Sandro, as well as accessories by local Italian designers.

Read the complete review of Moll Flanders.

 

pifebo-vintage-shop-romaPIFEBO

Via dei Serpenti, 135 & 141
Other Locations: Via dei Valeri, 10 (San Giovanni) – Via dei Volsci, 101b (San Lorenzo)
VINTAGE 
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With locations in Monti, San Lorenzo and San Giovanni and an online store, Pifebo has become one of the go-to vintage havens for hip Romans and vintage aficionados. With a distinctly cool selection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing, shoes, bags and unique accessories, including their own brand of vintage inspired sunglasses, Pifebo is not to be missed.

Read the complete review of Pifebo

dop romaDOP

Via Urbana, 25
WOMENSWEAR
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Elegant little boutique with a collection of high quality women’s clothing from Italian and international designers. The quality can be felt in the soft, cozy texture of the fabrics, and the clothing’s contemporary shapes, which complement any silhouette.

 

sufirSUFIR

Via del Boschetto, 113
WOMENSWEAR
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The wide selection of colorful leather bags might be the first thing you notice when you walk by Sufir. A self-proclaimed “artisanal laboratory,” this Monti boutique has established a devoted clientele with its one-of-a-kind clothing made by local Italian designers.

 

Suede Shop Rome's MontiSUEDE

Via degli Zingari, 58 – Via dei Serpenti, 127
SHOES
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Suede is a specialty shoe store, featuring women’s and men’s athletic shoes. Brands vary from Nike to Puma to Converse to Vans, in all different styles and colors. Sportswear clothing is available, too, such as sweatshirts by Billionaire Boys Club and shorts and jackets, too. If you want to feel fashionable jogging down those old Roman streets, Suede is the stop for you.

 

SPAGNA

astrologoASTROLOGO OTTICA

Via di Fontanella Borghese, 25-26
SUNGLASSES / EYEGLASSES
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This is as cool as glasses will ever get. These guys have the biggest range of independent super quirky, super chic sunglasses and reading glasses in the city. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and they  take glasses seriously – even design, every tone, every lens has a backstory. Great for those who want something unique but high quality.

 

chiara-baschieri-2CHIARA BASCHIERI

Vicolo Orto di Napoli, 7
WOMENSWEAR
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Ms. Chiara Baschieri launched her first ready-to-wear flagship store in 2014 where her rising star status continues to shine. Spontaneous and elegant, her collections explore geometric patterns and architectural influence. Her latest collection presents a range of feminine looks and all with meticulous tailoring. 100% made in Italy. #winning

 

boutique-zeroseiBOUTIQUE ZEROSEI

Via Uffici Del Vicario, 34
KIDSWEAR
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The Italians start young when it comes to style and elegance. Case and point: Boutique ZeroSei, an artisanal clothing store whose gorgeous collections outfit the most stylish babies and toddlers. The boutique’s high-quality selection includes: knit sweaters, dresses (both casual and formal) corduroy, jean and dress pants and shorts for boys, coats, cardigans and soft and cozy onesies for babies.

 

CampoMarzio-70CAMPO MARZIO 70

Via di Campo Marzio, 70 – Via Vittoria, 52
Other locations: Piazza della Rotonda, 70
BEAUTY
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Perfume lovers flock to this olfactory heaven in Rome. Well-known as the go-to place to invest in a special signature scent, Campo Marzio 70 does not disappoint with its range of rare and unique fragrances. The friendly sales associates are happy to help you find the perfect sweet-smelling perfume, incense, and candle to awaken your senses.

 

david naman romaDAVID NAMAN

Via del Corso, 168 – Via del Babuino, 55
Other locations: Via Cola di Rienzo, 185 – Via dei Giubbonari, 51
MENSWEAR
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With each of the shops’ facades in black, David Naman initially appears a little unnerving. Step inside, and a sophisticated selection of clothes are on display, each with their own touch of individuality. Be sure to catch up to the Roman trends with an ensemble from this reliable haunt.

 

glocal rome shopGLOCAL

Piazza in Campo Marzio, 8
WOMENSWEAR/ ACCESSORIES
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G’local is a small cozy boutique that combines local handmade jewelry and fashion items with global ones. If you are looking for unique objects or clothes, this is the right place for you: Giancarlo and Daniel, with their refined taste and sense of style, offer a selected quantity of items for their customers. From Italian handmade jewelry and clothes to selected original brands they discover travelling around the world, you will surely find something magical that will fit your style.

 

monocle SUNGLASSES / EYEGLASSESMONOCLE

Via di Campo Marzio, 13
SUNGLASSES / EYEGLASSES
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Shopping for eyewear has never been more exhilarating. At Monocle, visitors are greeted by  minimalist spatial design and a bevy of sunglasses and specs. Brands on display include Thom Browne, Cutler & Gross, Oliver Goldsmith, Matsuda, 8000 Eyewear, Chrome Hearts, Monocle’s own line, and more.

 

officine-romaOFFICINE

Via della Stelletta, 21 (Centro Storico)
WOMENSWEAR/ SHOES
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Handmade jewelry? Or custom made clothing and Bags? Look no further. Officine, one of Rome’s Best-kept secrets, is a funky boutique with a collection of colorful women’s clothing and accessories. Their handmade leather clutch is a favorite. If you’re looking to gift yourself or someone special you’re at the right place.

 

saddlers_union_romeSADDLERS UNION

Via Margutta, 11
LEATHER
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This boutique is a meeting point for Italian history and contemporary exclusivity. Sartorial skills extend beyond timeless leather bags and into an astutely curated space where visitors explore the home and travel decor as apart of the purchase experience. Refined leather and artisanal production win here.

 

SCOUT romaSCOUT

Via Tomacelli 137/138
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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Scout is one of those stores good for just about everything when it comes to fashion. Expansive and varied, both men and women can indulge in the large selection of national and international brands, and choose from denim, shoes, shirts, dresses, and some funky accessories.

 

uit roma shoesU.I.T. (UTTERLY ITALIAN TREND)

Via del Leone, 16/17
SHOES / ACCESSORIES
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It’s kind of hard to walk by this store and not take a second glance. For starters, the shoes (funky clogs, boots and sandals) in the window are a real head-turner. They also sell a range of chunky, over-sized handbags and purses. The style (for both men and women) is casual-country chic (Fiorentini + Baker, Majo, UIT) and everything in the store is hand-made with real genuine Italian leather.

Read the complete review of UIT

 

 

TRASTEVERE

Carlo CecchiniCARLO CECCHINI

Via della Lungaretta, 65
SHOES / ACCESSORIES
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Italy is renowned for many things: fine food, impressive history, and leather! Carlo Cecchini holds true to its word when it comes to delivering a fine selection of leather goods. Offering bags, belts, shoes, and accessories, this is your one stop haunt for that finishing touch to your Italian ensemble.

 

the butcher romaTHE BUTCHER

Via San Francesco Ripa, 16
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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Fine cut anyone? While the name might suggest a fine cut of meat, in this case, it’s about clothing. This Trastevere destination never fails when it comes to delivering quality male and female clothing. What’s not to miss, however, is the mighty fine selection of top-label shoes.

 

elvis livesELVIS LIVES

Via San Francesco a Ripa, 27
Other location: Via dei Volsci, 48 (San Lorenzo)
ACCESSORIES
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Ever wished you could return to the fashion heyday of the American 50s and 60s? Well at Rome’s Elvis Lives, you can indeed live and breathe the rock essence of Elvis. Specialising in a range of international and national brand accessories including Maki sunglasses, Marshall headphones, and even Crosley record players, this uber-cool haunt is certain to keep you enthralled for hours.

 

acid-dropACID DROP

Via del Moro, 14
CLOTHING / JEWELRY / ART

Calling all fans Big fans of Frida Kahlo and Bukowski. From jewelry to graphic tees, artwork and accessories, this creative hub is by the artists for the artists, and all those seeking to unleash their inner expression. Screen printed bags and picture frames are among the goods most often graced with pop culture slogans or icons. Be sure to plan ahead and allow time to get lost in this creative space.


Contributors: Angela Gleason, Margaux MacNeil, Lachlan Probyn

Featured Image Illustration:

Rasa Makaraityte – https://theyaremagnetizing.wordpress.com/ – http://cargocollective.com/makaraityte

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6 Comments

  • This is a fantastic list! I’m surprised there are so many shops I haven’t heard of yet – I’m looking forward to checking them all out soon.

    AGU is definitely a favourite – it’s one street over from my apartment, and I can’t help but linger in front of their window every time I pass by.

    Have you heard of UNO boutique in Piazza Mattei? It’s got a gorgeous assortment of beautiful, quality basics from various Italian and French designers, and the salesgirls are super helpful.

  • Hi, Wanted to know the name/ contact of the interior designer for the TWIN SET by Simona Barbieri in Roma

  • So happy that one of the resellers of the Mighty Purse made the list!!! Shop at Pandemonium for the most “tech chic” accessory in Italy. If you have a smartphone with a dumb battery that doesn’t last to mezzogiorno you need the Mighty Purse. It is a cute bag that carries your essentials AND can charge your smartphone on the go. Mighty Purse works with all usb smartphones, tablets and iPhones. Check out the fashion colors and selection at Pandemonium. #mightypurseinitalia

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