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Shopping in Rome
Città dell’ Altra Economia
The Città dell' Altra Economia, meaning "the city of the other economy," opened in late 2007 and has become a gourmet mecca with a market, shops, and café devoted to organic and fair-trade goods.
People from around the world make pilgrimages to this eyeglass store, but the funky stylings don’t come cheap.
Piazza di Spagna
The streets just off the Piazza are where you’ll find the main showrooms for big names like Armani, Prada, Valentino, and so on. Start off on Via dei Condotti and then keep wandering.
You’ll discover art galleries and antique shops in the streets surrounding this piazza; there’s also a great toy shop called Al Sogno, where Pinocchio fans can get their fill.
Rome’s best flea market offers great bargains on antiques, clothes, housewares, and just about anything else you can imagine. Just keep your hand on your wallet at all times.
This broad avenue stretching from the Piazza del Popolo to the Victor Emmanuel Monument is lined with stores and shopping malls featuring familiar names like Adidas and Diesel as well as shops selling knock-offs.
Via Cola di Renzo
In this upscale neighborhood north of the Vatican you’ll find a pleasant shopping street anchored by the COIN department store as well as Castroni, a gourmet food shop that sells all kinds of regional Italian specialties.
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