When it comes to shopping in Rome, the Eternal City has everything. After you’ve seen the ancient sites and taken in the one-of-a-kind churches and museums, luxury international brands and affordable fast-fashion stores dominate the cobblestones. Finding unforgettable boutiques is always an adventure and another way to explore the capital city. Make your way into these shops and you'll find fashion inspiration and the chance to see the real Rome.
Off of Via del Corso and not far from the Trevi Fountain is one of Rome’s most impressive retail establishments on Via del Tritone. Some might call the department store, La Rinascente, a historical landmark. Not just for being a high-end shopping destination but also for its archeological marvel - the ancient aqueduct in the basement. It is still the main aqueduct that pumps water from the Spanish Steps to the Vatican City and it’s free to the public. Like a true lasagna, La Rinascente has many layers. This multi-level fashion paradise offers a plethora of prestigious Italian and international designers and brands for fashion, accessories, beauty, homeware, design, and food. You can finish off your big shopping excursion at the Food Hall, found on the top floor, that gives you the chance to admire fantastic 360-degree views over the rooftops of Rome.
Located on the west side of the Tiber River nestled up against Vatican City is the elegant neighborhood of Prati. This area of Rome is known as a shopping destination for locals. Located on the main thoroughfare of Via Cola di Rienzo, you’ll encounter COIN Excelsior, the Italian upmarket department store chain dedicated to apparel, home decorations, accessories, and beauty. This store offers a wide range of top-quality and reasonably-priced clothing that will fit your family's shopping needs. While the atmosphere is relaxed and laid back, you’re certain to discover brands that you didn’t see during other shopping sprees throughout Rome. If you feel like taking a break from the beautiful chaos of the city center, this is the place to go!
Leather shops are in abundance throughout Italy and it can be challenging to know which ones are authentic and unique. Typically, the shops that are tucked away from tourists are where you can find the most beautiful original creations. This is why we love the leather shop Marta Ray. There are three locations in Rome - Via del Moro in Trastevere, Via dei Coronari in the historical center and Via dei Reginella in the Jewish Quarter. The made in Italy brand offers quality, colorful, locally designed shoes and handbags that are just what you need for your newfound Italian street style. It is also the perfect place to purchase a unique gift to take home from Italy.