Via dei Serpenti, 125 & 41
Open Mon-Sat, 11am-3pm; Sun, 4pm-8pm
Stroll down Via dei Serpenti, where you’ll find Pifebo, Monti’s vintage gem. Here, in the dimly lit, antique smelling, tiny shop, you’ll find shoes, handbags, belts, clothing and hats, but what you’re really here for is the leather. The well-priced, well-used kind of leather that entices you with its soft feel and classic style. They get new goods in every day, so keep coming back for the best vintage bags and boots around.
Via Urbana, 132
Open Mon, 4pm-8pm; Tues-Sun, 11am-8pm
One of the first second-hand/consignment stores to open in the Eternal City, Moll Flanders in Monti is ushering in a new wave of cool consignment style. This store consigns and sells new and used contemporary designer clothing, and shoes and accessories for both men and women at unbeatable prices. The vibe is casual and friendly and the space is filled with an array of well-known designers.
Via Panisperna, 61
Open Mon-Sat, 10.30am-9pm; Sunday, 12pm-8pm
Le Gallinelle was founded by Wilma Silvestri in 1989. Almost everything in the store is made by the owner herself right in the back. She’ll whip up her own modern designs or refurbish an old outfit into something worthy of the runway. For clothes that fit perfectly, don’t miss it. They also feature couture clothing, which means that you can have a dress made for your very size and taste within a day.
Via del Boschetto, 123
Open Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm;
For a true vintage look, head to Flamingo. Owner Carlotta prides herself on picking each piece personally, which means that everything in the store perfectly fits the aesthetic of the 1940s/1950s pinup model combined with more modern 60s, 70s,and 80s vintage. And there’s a variety of style and brands, designer and not, so there’s something for everyone here.
Via delle Boschetto, 111
For a hip, fashionable couture experience, head over to Le NoU. Newest styles are ready immediately, and with a quick measure you can have a menswear or womenswear cut in the style and color you prefer within an hour. Eugenia, the owner, started NoU in 2000, after having spent years working in the clothes-making industry, and prides herself on an open-minded approach to dress-making—whatever you want, she’ll make.
Via Leonina, 46
Open Sat-Sun, 10am-8pm
Mercato Monti is a great market showcasing new and young designers of the city. Almost everything you will find here is handmade and unique, with a vintage feel. The market itself is small, occupying just one room, but the DJ spinning in the corner gives the market a kind of clubby, lively feel. Mercato Monti also has many unique, vintage items, like glasses/sunglasses and wrist watches, jewellery and accessories like handbags, as well as books and art.
King Size Vintage
Via Leonina, 78/79
Open daily, 11am-8.30pm
Full of fabulous finds, this store makes it easy to imagine complete outfits – 70’s flares and shoes are irresistibly displayed together. The space is large and browsing is fun. King Size has an envious collection of vintage sunglasses, and the choice of men’s accessories is vast. For a playful selection of clothes and jewelry with a unique look—and tons of options—head over to King Size.
Via degli Zingari, 58
Open Mon-Sat, 10.30am-2.30pm, 3:30pm-8pm; Sunday 12pm-8pm
Suede is a store different from the rest on this list: 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 dei Serpenti, 33 (Monti)
Open daily, 10am-8pm
No need to travel to the Tuscan countryside for a taste of the region’s gastronomy – gourmet boutique Podere Vecciano brings central Italy to you. Thank the Amoruso family, the shop’s owners, who sell products made from their family’s centuries-old farm alongside a formidable selection of extra virgin olive oils, wines and spirits, artisanal beers, vinegars, truffles, jams, honeys, jellies, mustards, pasta, legumes, sauces and pates. Looking to accessorize your kitchen? Handmade ceramics (made in their own workshop), tablecloths, tea towels, knives, and wrought-iron kitchenware, and more, round out the store’s inventory.