Romeing goes Vintage!A guide to Rome's Best Vintage Stores
We’ve sifted through piles of clothing, and scoured the cobble-stoned streets to bring you a curated guide to Rome’s vintage stores. Whether you’re a casual vintage shopper, a more experienced vintage fan, or an old-school obsessed vintage aficionado, the following stores have a vintage gem waiting for you.
FOR THE CASUAL VINTAGE SHOPPER
Via Serpenti 135-41 (Monti), Via dei Valeri 10 (San Giovanni), Via dei Volsci 101b (San Lorenzo)
With three stores across Rome, Pifebo really knows what they’re doing. This is the best source for vintage leather goods- shoes, bags, and clothes. The quality is fantastic, and the range spans from the 60’s to 80’s, but they specialize in items from the1970s. The menswear selection is definitely one of the best in Rome, particularly for jackets. They also have their own range of vintage inspired sunglasses, which complete an outfit from head to toe.
Via Leonina, 78 – via del Boschetto, 94 (Monti)
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Full of fabulous finds, this well thought store makes it easy to imagine complete outfits- 70’s flares and shoes are irresistibly displayed together. Kingsize has an envious collection of vintage sunglasses, Pucci and friends displayed in glass cases and the choice of men’s accessories is vast.
FOR THE VINTAGE FAN
Via Petrarca, 1 (Esquilino)
Vintage clothing shop and costume lab Sitenne awaits those who seek treasure troves of retro-ware, wool, leather, jewelry and lace. But it can be best described as a “creativity lab” as it provides an array of other services including the renting out of costumes for theater and film production, creative collaboration for such productions and an in-house tailoring service. Sitenne accepts clothing from individuals who would like to sell their items and both the store and the individual takes a portion of the earnings.
Via dei Cappellari, 96 (Campo di Fiori)
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Bohémienne is predominately for women, with an incredible selection of accessories in particular. Mixed into the variety of vintage is a lovely of collection of leather hand bags, handmade by one of the owners. The stock and displays have a soft, antique feel about them, full of old-world charm.
Via del Boschetto 123 (Monti)
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A great, but boutique style selection of vintage and well-preserved designer wear. This store does ‘grown up’ vintage- smart ladies who have polished outfits, perfectly accessorized with Chanel sunglasses and YSL shoes. Flamingo is for designer ladies with attitude and an eye for funky style.
Via Cavour, 102 (Monti)
How can your vintage shopping help others? By supporting HUMANA Vintage. This bright little store is the second in Italy, and is a part of a large charity organization spread across the world. The proceeds go directly to aid efforts in underdeveloped countries, so splurging is guilt free! The brilliantly priced stock is updated regularly and they even have weekly specials, in case the already low prices weren’t low enough…
Via San Francesco di Ripa, 7 (Trastevere)
This hip little store in Trastevere keeps its stock incredibly up to date, reflecting the current trends- denim, preppy and hipster accents, with a huge range of quality shoes. It has a cool, downtown vibe about it, think rustic Americana with a dose of sportswear.
FOR THE VINTAGE AFICIONADO
Gocce di Memoria
Via Panisperna, 238a (Monti)
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The store is adorably named- drops of memory, and these are fancy memoirs. This boutique has a collection of designer clothes and accessories for men and women, and for those who love the eighties: this is one stop luxury vintage shopping. Gocce di Memoria also features new Italian designers who have collections with a vintage or retro vibe.
Michele Abiti Usati
Via del Governo Vecchio, 35 (Piazza Navona)
An absolute gem for committed vintage hunters. The shop is more like a cave of awesome-find everything from cowboy boots to silk shirts, furs and designer handbags. The selection is crammed in, and although there is order to the madness- racks are separated by decade- this one is for thrill seekers.
Cinzia Vestiti Usati
Via del Governo Vecchio, 45 (Piazza Navona)
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This store packs in more than initially meets the eye. The ceiling displays the more unique and special items, and not a single amount of wall goes uncovered. The prices do not reflect the quality- incredible garments in great condition can be found for a steal. Men’s 80’s style blazers and ladies’ cocktail dresses from the 60’s are as tempting as the perspex and faux fur accessories, this place will have your inner rock star trying to break free.
Omero and Cecilia
Via del Governo Vecchio, 110 (Piazza Navona)
The quality of vintage available here is impressive- think violet sure skirt suits, flowing 70’s dresses and band jackets. Each garment has been carefully preserved, offering immediate wear, and has a guaranteed uniqueness. The luggage collections and hats are worth a special look in- it has possibly one of the best selections in Rome.