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. Plan your shopping spree with our round-up of the the best shops and boutiques for clothing, shoes and more.
CAMPO DE FIORI
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.
TINA SONDERGAARD BOUTIQUE
The Tina Sondergaard boutique, which has recently opened its second location on Via del Pellegrino, is your next stop for custom-fit, Italian made pieces for all ages. This boutique gives women a new sense of fashion inspiration with unique pieces that are made to fit exclusively for the customer herself. Unlike traditional boutiques, Tina Sondergaard doesn’t have a specific Spring/Summer collection. Instead their pieces are always changing from week to week, so you can be sure your piece will not be seen anywhere else.
WOMENSWEAR / MENSWEAR / SHOES
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.Via dei Giubbonari, 104
WOMENSWEAR / GIFT
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.Via di Monserrato, 35
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR / SHOES
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.Via dei Giubbonari, 25/26 – 101/102 | Other locations: Via di Campo Marzio, 71 – Piazza del Parlamento, 32/33 – Largo di Santa Susanna, 102/104
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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.Via del Pellegrino, 79/80
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.Piazza Cairoli, 11
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.Piazza Cairoli, 107/108 | Other locations: Via di Campo Marzio, 32-33 – Via Cola di Rienzo, 184 – Viale dell’Oceano Pacifico, 83 – Via Alberto Lionello, 201
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 AbitartVia Cola di Rienzo, 188 | Other locations: Via della Croce, 46/47 – Piazza Re di Roma, 75/76
WOMENSWEAR / MENSWEAR / SHOES
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.Via Virgilio, 1
CONCEPT STORE / SHOES
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.Via Fabio Massimo, 81/83
PIAZZA NAVONA / PANTHEON
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 MyzarVia dell’Orso, 73
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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.Via del Governo Vecchio, 63/64 | Other locations: Via Nazionale, 203
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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.Via del Pantheon, 58 – Via della Rotonda, 5
STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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.Via di San Pantaleo, 68/69
JEWELRY / CLOTHING / ACCESSORIES / HOME
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 ArtigianeVia Torre Argentina, 72
From cosmetics to menswear and womenswear, to shoes, luxury design shops and high-end restaurants, welcome to Rome’a all-new luxury department store: La Rinascente. It’s the perfect place for a shopping spree, but also to take a break, relax and unwind in one of the many Food Halls, including Temakinho, Vivi Bistrot and PZA. Not to forget the Up Sunset Bar & Lounge with its panoramic terrace overlooking the Eternal City and the underground Aqueduct inaugurated by Augustus.
Read the complete review of La RinascenteVia dei Due Macelli, 23
LE GALLINELLE ABITO
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.
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.Via Urbana, 89/92 | Other locations: Via Nazionale, 203 – Piazza Madonna dei Monti, 1 – Via dei Serpenti, 161 – Via dell’Angeletto, 10 – Via Luigi Luciani, 44
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.Via Urbana, 132
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 PifeboVia dei Serpenti, 135 & 141 | Other Locations: Via dei Valeri, 10 (San Giovanni)
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.Via Urbana, 25 | Other Locations: Via delle Colonelle, 19/20
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.Via del Boschetto, 96
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.Via degli Zingari, 58 (men’s shoes) – Via dei Serpenti, 127 (women’s shoes)
This cute and cozy boutique sets itself over the edge by having designers in house! Inspired by 1950’s fashion, this shop has some of the most chic and classy dresses in virtually any color you could think of. Often times designer boutiques are geared for smaller women but this one will steal your heart with their variety of sizes, sophisticated styles, and unique patterns.
SUNGLASSES / EYEGLASSES
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 – every design, every tone, every lens has a backstory. Great for those who want something unique but high quality.Via di Fontanella Borghese, 25-26
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. #winningVicolo Orto di Napoli, 7
CAMPO MARZIO 70
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.Via di Campo Marzio, 70 – Via Vittoria, 52 | Other locations: Piazza della Rotonda, 70
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.Via del Corso, 168 – Via del Babuino, 55 | Other locations: Via Cola di Rienzo, 185 – Via dei Giubbonari, 51 – Via Alberto Lionello, 201 – Viale Oceano Pacifico, 83 –
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.Piazza in Campo Marzio, 8
SUNGLASSES / EYEGLASSES
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.Via di Campo Marzio, 13
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.Via della Stelletta, 21
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.Via Margutta, 11
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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.Via Tomacelli 137/138
U.I.T. (UTTERLY ITALIAN TREND)
SHOES / ACCESSORIES
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 UITVia del Leone, 16/17
Located on the bustling shop filled street Via del Babuino, Barrilà Boutique has a wide array of shoes from floor to ceiling. From suede to leather, and everything in between this boutique is bound to peak your interest. Although it isn’t the most spacious shop on a busy Saturday afternoon, the staff makes it their goal to help you find your style in the wonderful sea of shoes. The great customer service is coupled with even better prices.Via del Babuino, 33 | Other locations: Viale Libia, 101; Piazza della Balduina, 6
Although small in size and inventory, this shop has all the high-end accessories for your heart’s desires. Often when we think vintage our minds race back to the 1900’s, but who’s to say a Chanel bag from the early 2000’s isn’t vintage? Chanel bags, Gucci scarves, and Louis Vuitton luggage coupled with some beautiful Louboutin shoes make for a joyous afternoon.Via Della Croce, 78
Being a big fan of the basement styled shops of Rome made me all the more excited when entering Niki Nika. From Steve Madden to Karl Lagerfeld this shop truly has it all. Along with that, the warm and bubbly aesthetic could have you shopping all day. From designer coats to stunning shoes to sexy bathing suits, you are guaranteed to find something that will surely make your closet pop.Via Borgognona, 4 | Other locations: Viale Città d’Europa, 845 – Via Flaminia, 479
SHOES / ACCESSORIES
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.Via della Lungaretta, 65
MENSWEAR / WOMENSWEAR
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.Via San Francesco Ripa, 16
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.Via San Francesco a Ripa, 27
This is a must-see boutique! With far too many brands to count, this shop has something for everyone. The amazing workers and the spacious and cheerful air make you almost never want to leave. From chic and sophisticated to casual and classy, Bottiglieria checks off all the boxes. For a novice in boutique shopping this is the place to go; with a such a wide variety of options you are bound to discover your style.Via Gallia, 73
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