All Roads Lead to (SHOPPING) Rome!

April 04, 2012

A thousand roads lead man for ever towards Rome; a proverb that still holds true two and a half thousand years later, as millions of enthusiastic travelers flock to the ‘Eternal City’ to relish in its immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Today, Rome is also seen as a shopping heaven, being regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world (some of Italy's oldest jewellery and clothing establishments were founded in the city). With so many sights and things to do, Rome can truly be classified a ‘global city’ and a few years ago Gucci designer, Frida Giannini, proved just that when she decided to relocate the Florentine-based luxury brand to Rome.

Giannini’s logical decision to relocate was also inspired by Rome’s magnificence and fresh energy; the same energy that infuses each Gucci collection and attracts millions of visitors to Rome each year. So that being said, who better to give insider advice on where to shop in Rome, then fellow Roman and Gucci designer, Frida Giannini.


1|    Monocle – A sleek gallery of hip eyewear like the Cutler and Gross frames.
2|    Campo Marzio 70 – This modern boutique has scents from around the world.
3|    Enoteca Costantini – A wine and spirit lover’s paradise.
4|    TulipaniBianchi – This florist is known for its novel use of berries, twigs, and branches.
5|    Roma Store – A tiny shop in the Trastevere area filled with soaps, candles, and perfumes.
6|    Galleria O – A curated collection of collectible furniture.
7|    Mondo Pop International Gallery – Part gallery, part toy shop, it caters to collectors alike.
8|    Nuyorica – A hot spot for the latest fashions from designers such as Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs.
9|    Flair - This eclectic home furnishings store features modern accessories and one-of-a-kind vintage finds.
10| Macelleria Feroci – An old-school butcher shop with perfectly carved cuts of meat and delicious prepared food. +39-006-688-010-16.

(Featured list taken from the April 2012 issue of InStyle Magazine.)

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