Originally Posted by PocketCircle
Actually I'll be in Rome in August. Current season's suits are all in the range of $5K-$6. The one I liked was the suit with the highest retail price.
Summer sales will run till end of August in Rome if I am not misstaken. Go to Cosimo Colonna in Rome (very close to the Pantheon, 2 minute walk), which is one of my favorite shops of all time.
I bought a F/W 2009/2010 Cesare Attolini suit there last January during sales for EUR 1,450 (discounted 60% on full retail). I also bought a Attolini navy blue overcoat (similar to the ones Ian at STF carries) in 100% cashmere for EUR 1.750 (retail in the US supposingly USD 6K).
They also have significant numbers of Borrelli, Luxury Vintage, Kiton, Pino Borriellio, and lots of other Napolitean stuff. Prices are way lower than in the US. All the interesting stuff is all the way to the back of the store.http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ghlight=Cosimo
Post 43 shows some pics of the store (which is pretty big).
Another personal favorite in Rome: www.gruppoclark.com
00146 Roma (RM) - 85, p. Radio
Gruppo Clark is a high end clothing retailer, not a discount store. During sales its worth a visit, 100% cashmere navy blue Kiton SC's for EUR 1K. Full retail price is still lower compared to US prices. Kiton shirts are, for example, full retail below EUR 300 a piece, suits EUR 2.8K. During sales Ihave seen Kiton Suit, in all sizes, for less than EUR 1,500.
You need to take a bus or the subway as it is about 20 minutes outside the city centre but certainly worth it. Loads of Kiton suits, Sartorio Napoli and Cucinelli.