Shopping around Florence you will find a number of wonderful artisanal products that can suit anyones budget. Check out a few of my favourites around the city centre:
Lo Spillo – di Suzuki Hiroko
Borgo S. Jacopo 72r
This tiny store just right of the Ponte Vecchio after the Orthodox Church is packed with gorgeous jewellery made with fresh water pearls and precious stones. Jewellery maker and designer Suzuki works in her small store selling these gorgeous products.
Prices: from 15 Euro to 200Euro
Borgo S.Jacapo 30
The beautiful sisters originally from Lucca a family run contemporary artisanal store where you can find a number of perfect gifts all hand made. Choose from their selection of soaps, gorgeous scarves, home ware and their latest product invented by the family Uashmama a fantastic collection of washable paper products that include aprons and hand bags.
Federico Guerrini – Moltissimo bijoux
Via Matteo Palmieri 27
It is impossible to pass by this costume jewellery store and not buy a pair of earrings. Every pair is amazing! The original store owner Federico’s mother worked many years for Angela Caputi an internationally acclaimed Florentine designer and you can see the chain link collection holds that similar Caputi style. Her son has taken on the business and continued to produce a stunning selection of hand made costume jewellery.
Retail and Consumer Merchandise
Via dei Ginori 23r
This leather shop situated just after the Medici Riccardi Palazzo on your left is the perfect place to buy a true artisanal Florentine bag. Owners typically purchase cut offs from high end designers such as Bottega Veneta, Hermes ecc.. so you can find incredible leather bags for around 100 euro! check out their gorgeous postman’s bag designed from an original postmans bag! they also have a wonderful line of eco friendly bags all of interesting design