From Cookware to Couture, Check Out Rome's Best Shopping List



Visitors with some retail therapy on their minds will find comfort in knowing that there is a vast selection of boutiques and stores in Rome to meet all your shopping needs. Whether you're looking for something haute couture like Dolce & Gabbana, a department store-like shopping experience like COIN or the 220+ shopping mall of Porta di Roma in north Rome, the Eternal City offers something for everyone. This carefully selected list covers everything from cookware and specialty shops to clothing, shoes and accessories.

You'll find just about everything you're after in the historical center. Via del Corso is the main shopping street featuring all your Italian and international high street fashion brands and department store La Rinascente. For high end fashion from Italian fashion houses like Armani and Prada to international Hermes or Louis Vuitton head to Via Condotti, right by the Spanish Steps and surrounding streets of Via Sistina and Via Borgognona.

The Made in Italy brand made famous the world over can still be found, but venture towards small boutiques instead of large Italian chains. For many Italian and local made items from clothing to leather and shoes, Via del Governo Vecchio and Via dei Coronari (Piazza Navona area) or Via Giubbonari (Campo de Fiori area) will satisfy. 

You can find a bargain all year round but January and July are your big end of season sales months. So whatever it is you're on the hunt for, this 10Best list is your starting point. Buon shopping!


C.U.C.I.N.A.
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While the name of this shop, C.U.C.I.N.A., may not seem unique. However, once you spell out what the acronym actually stands for, 'come una cucina ispira nuovi appetiti' (how a kitchen can inspire new appetites), it gives the store a whole new...  Read More


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La Rinascente
Photo courtesy of UK in Italy


Big American-style department stores don't really exist in Rome. But there is one store that comes pretty close and that is La Rinascente. Located in the heart of Rome in the Galleria Alberto Sordi (on Via del Corsto and not far from Piazza di...  Read More




Open in 1926, Davide Cenci is a high-end specialty clothing store where the most affluent of Romans shop. Here one can find a wide range of Italian brand names in cashmere, silk, men's tailored suits, sophisticated women's skirts and trousers....  Read More




Tucked away on a discreet cobblestone street in the historical center right behind the Pantheon is one of the most sophisticated hat boutiques in all of Rome. The store, Borsalino has been around since 1857 and the stylish fedoras and Panama...  Read More




When one thinks of high-end Italian fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is Dolce & Gabbana. The former couple got their start in fashion as assistants at a fashion atelier in Milan in the 80s. Soon after, their inspiration and...  Read More




With the success of modern technology and email, virtually no one writes letters anymore. However, if you're looking to take a little token of your vacation home with you or write a romantic letter to that special someone about your Roman...  Read More




Like La Rinascente, COIN is an upscale department store located in the Prati area right by the Vatican. The store is actually located on one of Rome's famous shopping streets in Rome on Via Cola di Rienzo. The store has several floors featuring...  Read More




Known all over the world, Italian brand, La Perla is a sexy but sophisticated lingerie shop for visitors to the Eternal City who are looking to pick up something romantic for their Roman Holiday. The upscale lingerie store sells top of the line...  Read More


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Famed Italian turned global chain Eataly, touched down in Rome about a year ago. The giant gourmet food store opened up its Rome location in the former air terminal at Ostiense station right along side Italy's newest and fastest (and private)...  Read More




A bit of a schelp from the center of Rome is one of the largest shopping malls in the Eternal City. Galleria Porta di Roma has over 220 stores and restaurants. It also has mega multi-sala movie theater with 24 different screens.The mall which is...  Read More


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Meet Maria Pasquale

Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.

She has a formal background in political science and policy and now runs her own event...  More About Maria

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