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Apart from the recently re-opened Galleria Alberto Sordi, we prefer to avoid the always crowded and daunting Via del Corso, which caters almost exclusively to teenagers and tourists. Instead, we wander the intricrate web of narrow cobblestoned streets between the Pantheon and the Parliament (our favorites are Via Piè di Marmo and Via Campo Marzio), where we have found some wonderful boutiques, each with its own point of view.

New! 7 For All Mankind
The iconic California jeans label, known for its celebrity following and unique fit, has opened in Rome selling their complete range, with alteratins on site.
Via di Campo Marzio 72 tel 06 691 90339
Open non-stop 10:30 am - 7:30 pm; Sundays 11 am - 7 pm

New! Amouage Profumi
The boutique fragrance company, founded a quarter century ago in Oman, has opened its store in Italy, a little jewel box of luxury, selling aome of the world's most expensive perfumes.
Piazza del Parlamento 31 tel 06 683 2090
Open 110-7:30 and Sundays 11:30-6 pm

Barbara Spinelli
Using precious and semi-precious stones, metal and bead working in new ways, Barabara Spinelli makes sophisticated jewelry that has a pan-ethnic panache. Mixing stones from the Far East and Central America — turquoise, Indian silver and a "girls best friend" (diamonds, of course), she creates unique designs, each one a masterpiece.
Via dei Prefetti, 25 tel 06 687 9546

Home of the
fedora first produced by Giuseppe Borsalino in 1857 and made famous by a 1970 movie, Borsalino, starring Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo as Borsalino-hatted Marseilles gangsters. Today the company makes all sorts of hats, from Indiana Jones to golf caps, to finely woven Panama straws, including a selection of hats for women. There are three Borsalino boutiques in Rome, all in the historic center.
Via Campo Marzio, 72/a tel 06 678 3945
Piazza del Popolo, 20
Piazza Fontana di Trevi, 83.

Calzatura Campo Marzio

Rome’s cobblestoned streets are picturesque but painful for those who get around the city on foot. At this shop you’ll find a good selection of
comfortable shoes that don’t all look like you’ve raided grandma’s closet. Here you will find shoes for the whole family including shoes by Valleverde as well as Ecco, Ortopedico, Birkenstock, Clark’s and more. Find yourself with too many souvenirs? Check out the Calzatura Campo Marzio luggage store located right next door where you can find practical and pretty bags and accessories.
Via Campo Marzio, 31 tel 06 687 1354 www.calzaturecampomarzio.it

Campo Marzio Design
Writing home? Visit this store to find the most beautifully bright, leather-bound journals and writing accessories in all of the colors of the rainbow, along with walls of notebooks and pens as well as stamping wax. With stores all over Italy this popular shop is a charming stop and a great place to find gifts.
Via Campo Marzio, 41 tel 06 688 0787

Campo Marzio9
David Alessandro sells men's shirts in all colors —bright shades of purple, blue and green, dark stripes in interesting color combinations as well as the more traditional pin stripes and pale blues. You’ll find a variety of collar styles here, as well, two-button collars, button-downs, and collarless pullover shirts. Fine cottons, linens and silks.
Via Campo Marzio, 9

Cosi Fiori
This modern flower boutique, located off the beaten path, is a must for those who like to take time to smell the roses! The shop was opened this year by Fabrice Fleurent, a friendly Parisian designer who moved here to perfect his craft. He uses anything and everything as inspiration, providing unusual arrangements for events, weddings, hotels —  even the Italian Parliament!
Via delle Colonnelle, 8 tel 06 699 21208 www.cosifiori.it

Cotton Club
Contrary to its name, this store does not sell cotton clothing. Actually, it's a jewelry lovers dream! The walls are covered with interesting pieces, mostly made of silver and semi precious stones.
Via Caterina Da Siena, 56 tel 06 679 7870

Degli Effetti
Massimo Degli Effetti has turned Piazza Capranica into a virtual center of contemporary designer clothing with his three shops, starting with Degli Effetti which opened in the 80’s. Beginning with hip menswear he expanded into women’s wear, and most recently a store called “Neo Millennium” which takes fashion right over the edge. Yoji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, Dries Van Noten, Comme des Garçons, Prada, Hugo Boss, J. Watanabe, John Galliano, and in the Neo Millemium shop, Maison Martin Margella, Ann Deumelmeister and the highly coveted Levi’s Red jeans. Massimo’s other two stores located in the same piazza are also must stop shops!
Piazza Capranica, 73 (men) 93 (women) and 75 (Neo Millennium) tel 06 679 1650

Two stories of beautiful leather bags — need we say more? This store offers traditional to eccentric hand-made bags of every shape and size at a variety of prices.
Via Degli Orfani, 87 tel 06 679 5603

An umbrella store, fancifully named to evoke the chemical formula for water, with a variety of charming and whimsical items. Not just umbrellas, but all sorts of rain gear and matching totes and rollaboard suitcases.
via San Eustachio 20 tel 06 68804612
Also in the shopping concourse at Stazione Termini


This charming shop sells unique jewelry created by an international roster of artists, most of them women.  Made from a wide variety of materials, including gold, precious stones, wood, fabric and thread, they are each truly works of art. The shop’s owner, Simona, also carries unusual scarves, handbags and other accessories.
Via del Gesù 29 (a side street between Largo Argentina and Piazza Venezia) tel 06 679 3199 www.materieshop.com

Mode and Materials

Mode and Materials (MAM)
Anna Maria started out in California and moved her way to this exquisite little shop in Rome. When you enter thie store you are transported to a museum of beautiful clothing, interesting jewelry and accessories wrapped in a marvelously modern interior. Anna Maria uses her store as a showcase for each item within it; there are even temporary exhibitions of paintings displayed here. This small shop favors unique European brands, and Anna Maria finds a way to squeeze in the occasional California clothing label as well. If you can’t get enough, visit Spazioespanso also owned by Anna Maria located at Via dei Bergmaschi 60.
Via delle Coppelle, 73a tel 06 681 36168

This is a great little shop for vintage and vintage-feel, hats, bags, jewelry and other accessories. You never know what you'll find here, but it's stocked with the charming and unusual.
Via Campo di Marzio 10 tel 06 679 2520

In the shadow of the Pantheon, this shop is the home of the super stylish Italian jeans line, which also includes jackets, printed shirts and accessories. This store mixes fashion with fun in the most perfect combination. Think Lucky and Urban Outfitters combined. For the super stylish child in your life, there’s a Replay kid’s shop next door.
Via della Rotonda, 25 tel 06 683 3073
Via della Rotonda, 21 kids (Piazza della Rotonda, the Pantheon)

Sem Vaccaro
This little boutique stocks unique dresses, pieced together in interesting and new ways. They also offer a variety of fine leather accessories to die for!
Piazza Capranica, 91 tel 06 678 4226

Susanna LisoLe Tartarughe
Designer Susanna Liso is one of Rome’s fashion stars, dressing some of the city's most fashionable women and showing her collections on local runways. She has named her three shops near the Pantheon “The Turtle,” which she says is a symbol of spirtuality and good fortune in Asian cultures. And although an Asian influence is apparent is some of the garments (kimono necklines, obi-wrapped waists) she covers a wide range, from ruffles and lace to tailored minimalism. “A woman expresses varying aspects of her thoughts through how she dresses,” Liso told us. “She doesn’t feel and respond the same every minute of the day.” Her creations — haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessories are beautifully made, very wearable and always original.
Via di Piè di Marmo, 13, 17 tel. 06 679 2240

Some of the most stylish shoes in Rome, reasonably priced and fun. With two shops just a few steps apart, the selection ranges from stylish flip flops to dressy heels and everything in between — sport shoes, amusing flats in an eye catching array of colors!
Via del Pantheon, 42-43 tel 06 681 99808


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