Rome: updated suggestions
Condotti, and surrounding areas. Found a cool store, Baby Dior, where I bought things for my sister's new baby.
They have a nice Kiton store a few blocks down across from Etro. Also picked up some huge deals at the Frette store when I was there last.
Shopping in most major cities are now to me almost the exact same thing where ever you go. The brands are all globalized so unless you're buying from a smaller, specialized store, shopping ceases to matter to me based on location. It is a nicer area to shop, though.
Piazza Capranica 79
North of the Pantheon
-- Multi-brands from Europe and Asia; nearby Tazza d'Oro has great coffee!
S.B.U. (STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT)
Via di San Pantaleo 68-69
West of the Piazza Navona
-- Jeans and t-shirts akin to A.P.C. (www.sbu.it); relatively nearby Sant'Eustachio has great coffee!
Via del Babuino 144
South of the Piazza del Popolo
-- Beautiful blazers and shirts in nylon and cotton; puffy outerwear, too.
Via di Campo Marzio 1
-- Italian suiting akin to Brooks Brothers; nearby Giolitti has great "ficchi" (fig) gelato!
Have a great trip, and if you have the chance, try to visit the new MAXXI Museum by Zaha Hadid!
Via Bocca di Leone 59
Not my style, but some nice eye candy.
They also have Gatto shoes which are more to my taste.
Cruciani & Bella (ties)
Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina
They have Drakes, Holliday & Brown and house brand.
It's a cozy little store in a nice piazza.
Gente (designer stuff)
Cool store design
The Eddy Monetti and Kiton windows were nice, but I didn't go in.
Davide Cenci might be worth a look, too. I just poked my head into the shoe dept.
There are a lot of junky stores in Rome as well as all the international brand stores.
I never made it to Battistioni which is supposed to be worth a look.
Any recent recommendations? I'll be in Rome next week. Specifically looking for RTW shirts and maybe also a suit. Price level would ideally be somewhere between Boggi and Borrelli :) Thx in advance!
Edit: Oops, I just saw that this isn't quite the right subforum. I'll post in the classic menswear forum, too; hope that's ok.