From Cookware to Couture, Check Out Rome's Best Shopping List
Visitors with some retail therapy on their minds will find comfort in knowing there's a vast selection of boutiques and stores in Rome where they can bring a little token of their Roman Holiday with them home. Whether you're looking for something haute couture like Dolce & Gabbana or a department store-like shopping experience like COIN, the Eternal City offers something for everyone. This carefully selected list covers everything from cookware and specialty shops to clothing, shoes and accessories. Let 10Best be your guide in taking you along the best shopping experience that you'll ever have on vacation!
- Type: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Farmers Markets, Food / Gourmet Stores, Specialty Shops
- Neighborhood: Ostiense
Local Expert Tip: "Service can sometimes be iffy here especially in the restaurant sections of the food complex. Make sure to ask all of your questions and get information on where to go first from the information booth located on the ground floor. Otherwise, you may run into some not so pleasant servers and cashiers who don't always enjoy answering questions. Sadly."
- Type: Bookstores, Chocolatier, Clothing Stores, Department Stores, Furniture / Home Decor, Jewelry Stores
- Neighborhood: Trieste/Nomentana/Montesacro/Sal
Local Expert Tip: "During the summer, the mall organizes all sports of outdoor activities in the courtyard such as rock climbing and skate boarding for kids. They also organize free concerts from time to time as well. In the winter, the mall sets up an outdoor ice skating rink on the terrace."
Local Expert Tip: "The shop also features a swimwear collection recently launched in partnership with designer Jean Paul Gaultier. "
- Type: Childrens Clothing, Clothing Stores, Department Stores, Furniture / Home Decor, Men's Clothing, Perfume, Cosmetics
- Neighborhood: Prati
Local Expert Tip: "The locations at Termini and Via Cola di Rienzo also feature the famous cosmetics brand MAC."
Local Expert Tip: "The store also carries superb collection of presses for paper embossing, ink stamps, wax seals and Murano glass pens. "
Local Expert Tip: "The high-end fashion store also sells sunglasses, shoes and purses."
Local Expert Tip: "The hat store has two other locations in Rome: one near the Trevi fountain and the other at Piazza del Popolo."
- Type: Clothing Stores, Men's Clothing, Shoes and Accessories, Specialty Shops, Women's Clothing
- Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Local Expert Tip: "One can find some pretty good bargains here during Rome's summer sales in July and winter sales in January."
Local Expert Tip: "A slightly larger Rinascente can be found at Piazza Fiume (a short bus ride from Termini train station). This particular location features several floors featuring clothes, shoes, accessories, perfume and makeup."
Local Expert Tip: "This store will also ship to the U.S. and offers a wedding registry."