SHOPPING IN ITALIA

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by arvi, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. arvi

    arvi Senior member

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    i go often in italy on vacation..i also love to shop and have no trouble..can someone (are you out there Giona?) provide a list of stores in cities like rome, milan,ecc.?? not custom tailors or brandname designers..in mila i have shopped at Boggi and Davids(piazza del duomo)..in verona at Arnold Classico..there are others whose names i forget..these are the shops where one can pick up beautiful, itlalian goods at reasonable prices before they get marked up in price here in the states...
     
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    The outlets near Florence will get you great deals on most of the designer stuff...
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    A lot of high end stuff in Italy is much cheaper, even at full retail, than it is the US. For instance, ties at Marinella (in Milan) cost between half and two-thirds what Bergdorf charges for them. Battistoni accessories are also a much better deal in Rome than here.
     
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    Lucca is my favorite place to shop in Italy. Too many places to list, if you go inside the wall, just walk, you'll see plenty of shops. There is a nice Brioni shop in Como (forget the name) that is just off the lake, around the corner from the Como Nord Lago station. Off the square.
     
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    Dear Arvi,

    I can speak about north Italy and Milan in particular. I would avoid shopping in center of Milan, prices are more than double than in places I will tell you:

    - Moreschi
    You can buy beautiful belts here; don't go to the shop in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, but go instead to the shop in Via Manzoni. The former charge the double. I recently bought two wonderful crocodile belts there for €80 each. In Vittorio Emanuele they charged 295€ each.

    - Marinella
    Via Santa Maria Alla Porta. It is a place to go, if you don't go in Napoli. Their ties at €80. You can order bespoke ties at €90.

    - Borrelli
    It is near Via Agnello.
    Their suits starting from €500.

    - Cappelleria Melegari
    Via Paolo Sarpi - The best italian hats, Barbisio and Borsalino. Don't go to Borsalino in Galleria del Duomo.

    - Bestetti
    Via Urbano III - Wonderful bespoke shoes, british style, at 1000€.

    - Clerici
    Via Dante - wonderful fabrics for shirts and first class pearl buttons, starting from 20€ per meter. They can send you to a bespoke shirtmaker if you want.

    Another place I would strongly reccomend to go, is Biella. It is half an hour out of Milan; if you don't know Biella is the place where it is produced most of the better quality fabrics in Italy; There are many outlets attached one to the other. I suggest Zegna Outlet, Piacenza (beatiful cashmere) and Cerruti. Suits at half of the price that you find in shops. You can also visit Vitale Barbera Canonico for fabrics and Barbisio for the best felt hats I know.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  7. arvi

    arvi Senior member

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  8. Giona Granata

    Giona Granata Senior member

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    There is also Kiton in Via Gesù. I'm just curious to see how much they charge here. I will see.

    It should cost a lot, because it is near Via Monte Napoleone. Just to rent a shop there it costs a fortune.
     
  9. arvi

    arvi Senior member

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    esatto...quindi preferisco fare spese nell' altre zone..

    also i'm not enamored solely with the famous labels of itlay..there is so much other beautiful and well-made clothing in italy.the shops around via monte napoleone and via manzoni or the duomo seem to be mostly expensive designer flagship stores like we have here on madison avenue..
    by the way, what do you think of la rinascente..i have often found some good values there
     
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    - Borrelli It is near Via Agnello. Their suits starting from €500.
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    Ditto. Jon.
     
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    Dear Arvi,

    La Rinascente is nice, they buy clothes in the same factories of other labelled products, put on them the label "Sartoria Italiana", but costs half.

    In particular I found good ties at 15€-25€.
     
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    arvi Senior member

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    d'accordo ..very good selection of ties for that price range
     

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