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Any other thoughts on shopping in Florence? Will be there for the first time next week and I'm pretty excited.
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Will have a day and a half in Florence next month. Wondering about getting some shirts made and looking at Abbarchi or Bugelli.

 

Any experiences good or bad with either?

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Originally Posted by montebianco View Post

Will have a day and a half in Florence next month. Wondering about getting some shirts made and looking at Abbarchi or Bugelli.

Any experiences good or bad with either?
would love to hear where else you plan to shop during this time...
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would love to hear where else you plan to shop during this time...


Eredi Chiarini will get a look but this isn't really a shopping trip. My daughter will be on a school break and I am taking her away for a couple of days to enjoy Florence together. Have heard good things about Bugelli and Abbarchi shirts but hoping to hear from others on either. Would only want to set aside time for one fitting...

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I have had great success with Abbarchi over several years. (He has made adjustments by email and has mailed me samples.) Solid service, extensive fabrics, reasonable prices, always spot-on fit. Much less expensive than Bugelli from what I have read. However, I believe Bugelli does a fitting shirt with more than one fitting and the experience my be more "fulfilling." Over all, I found the shopping in Florence not particularly interesting compared to other meccas. Spending time with the daughter sounds like a better use of your time.
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I have had great success with Abbarchi over several years. (He has made adjustments by email and has mailed me samples.) Solid service, extensive fabrics, reasonable prices, always spot-on fit. Much less expensive than Bugelli from what I have read. However, I believe Bugelli does a fitting shirt with more than one fitting and the experience my be more "fulfilling." Over all, I found the shopping in Florence not particularly interesting compared to other meccas. Spending time with the daughter sounds like a better use of your time.

where, in your opinion, is more interesting than florence?
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May you share more about Abbarchi? How much do shirts run, is there a minimum, etc?
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My last order from Abbarchi was one shirt. I think it was around 170 euro delivered to the US, but don't quote me on that. I had him make an adjustment by pointing to where I wanted some extra material in a photo and it came out just right.

I adore Florence, but did not find compelling off-the-rack clothes in my size rather large size. I paid homage at Tie Your Tie or whatever it is now called now and found superb quality, but nothing that made me want to drop serious coin. I really wanted to order a pair of Roberto Uggolini shoes--his atelier was well worth a visit. But he requires a second fitting and I was not coming back to Florence and his schedule in NYC did not align with mine, much to my regret. I have a pair of Mannina shoes I had custom made years ago in Florence with one fitting, but the process turned out to be a pain and I would not do it again with them. Given that the OP is going to be there with limited time and a daughter deserving attention, I think that rules out many of the wonderful bespoke tailoring/shoe operations there. But would love to hear of other gems I might have missed for the next visit.
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My last order from Abbarchi was one shirt. I think it was around 170 euro delivered to the US, but don't quote me on that. I had him make an adjustment by pointing to where I wanted some extra material in a photo and it came out just right.

I adore Florence, but did not find compelling off-the-rack clothes in my size rather large size. I paid homage at Tie Your Tie or whatever it is now called now and found superb quality, but nothing that made me want to drop serious coin. I really wanted to order a pair of Roberto Uggolini shoes--his atelier was well worth a visit. But he requires a second fitting and I was not coming back to Florence and his schedule in NYC did not align with mine, much to my regret. I have a pair of Mannina shoes I had custom made years ago in Florence with one fitting, but the process turned out to be a pain and I would not do it again with them. Given that the OP is going to be there with limited time and a daughter deserving attention, I think that rules out many of the wonderful bespoke tailoring/shoe operations there. But would love to hear of other gems I might have missed for the next visit.

Are the items that are also available in the States cheaper when bought in Florence. I understand that's not the sole consideration is making a purchase while in Florence or any other area.
post #116 of 124
My understanding is that both Abbarchi and Ugolini make trips to NYC, but their prices are higher in the US.
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Bump

Heading over in a few months and looking for suggestions.
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Bump

Heading over in a few months and looking for suggestions.

A lot of places replaced by ice cream / gelato shops.
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Does someone knows great vintage/second hand shop in Florence ?

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Does someone knows great vintage/second hand shop in Florence ?

 

Desi Vintage and Ceri Vintage

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