Many visitors to Florence don't think about heading over the bridges crossing the Arno River to the quieter, more local side of town. You won't find many of the big-name shops here, but that's part of the area's charm. However, you will find spots where you can meet local artisans and talk to them about the different items they offer. For a more personal feel, it's worth it to head to the other side and check out the options.
Gallori-Turchi houses some fun and amusing antique items that you might want to consider when you are thinking about buying gifts for friends and family back home. Each piece has a story that you will want to ask about--each are interesting pieces of history worth having in your home.
Prive is the perfect boutique to find well-fitting and beautiful clothing items that you won't find anywhere else. Special care is taken to assure that you enjoy each piece that you buy for a long time. The staff is always willing to help you with any concerns that you might have. Pitti Vintage also has some wonderful, lightly used items that you'll want to consider when you want your style to be as unique as the city you're visiting.