Saturday, November 9, 2013

Vintage Clothing in Italy

Have you too  noticed  a boom in vintage  clothing  among  your  young fashion conscious  friends ?
Some say it is due to the  “crisi”  but I think that it is also caused by the fact that   well made  clothing  is now hard to find at decent prices. Most shops carry only clothes made in Pakistan, China or Turkey and top Italian brand name clothing is  priced over the top for most budgets.

  In Rome’s  Monti and Campo dei Fiori areas  vintage shops are as common as  pizza al taglio shops and Florence  has  several along the Arno river.  Instead of Rome’s  infamous  Porta Portese flea market, check out the  dedicated   open air markets for vintage clothing  held on weekends in Rome and other cities.

One of  the best... Borghetto Flaminio.
Max Mara  cashmere spring coat
Things change rapidly in this field so  I'm counting on my readers based in Rome, Milan, Florence and other  Italian cities to  chime in with addresses of  their  favorite shops for vintage  bargains.
cute 2 and 3 piece outfits for 20-30 euro

Update  October  12, 2014 
Unfortunately  the  vintage  shop   tucked   between the mechanic and a discount  supermarket here has closed, but  there are other possibilities for finding vintage  in our town. 

Check out the shoes and boots (size  37/ US 6)  that are available at 20/30 euro. There are also a pair of brand new Church  loafers and  pumps by Rossetti .   Soon they will be on ebay, but until then you can stop by  (here in Vetralla) and  get lst dibs. 

suede boots 

A classic woman's  jacket can be had for less than 50euro and  there are men's lodens and sheepskin coats from Rome's exclusive Davide Cenci shop that  will keep you warm for many winters  at less than 100 euro. 
brand new Church loafers

stylish Italian shoes-never worn 

mink   and suede jacket 

Furs  are not worn much in Italy's warmer winters but if you live in a colder clime here are some that can  be had for  less than 300 euro. 
Feel free to contact  me if you want to stop by and browse. Leave a comments or tell us about your favorite vintage shops and the bargains you have found. 


  1. Great piece! I'll keep a look out for some recycled bargains on my next trip to Italy.

  2. I certainly see more and more of these shops here in Los Angeles. Far from the second-hand shops of yesteryear, these establishments sell fine clothing, in very good, often unworn, condition. Just think, visiting these shops might become the new "in" activity for toruism.

  3. Great stuff! Vintage clothing is really in these days. Young and old opt to wear vintage clothing and why not, there is beauty and sophistication in vintage clothing. It's good to know that there are more and more shops selling vintage clothings. Italy definitely has got some great vintage stores.

  4. Nice clothes ! Thanks for sharing. i really appreciate it that you shared with us such a informative post..

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    1. thanks Jessica, Melinda - glad it was useful... the more you know the more fun a visit to Italy can be.

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