Fathom Favorites : Florence Shops

1. Saskia

Custom shoes for gents! It takes several fittings, so invest the time at the beginning of your trip. Choose style, colors, materials, and fit. Shoes will be sent to you in six months — a real treat to see whenever you look down at your feet.

Via di Santa Lucia 24r
Florence, 50123

2. Mercato Centrale

A local entrepreneur reopened the once-abandoned first floor of Mercato Centrale with high-end regional producers. Spring for a Neapolitan pie (or two) at Sud.

Piazza del Mercato Centrale 4
Florence, 50100

3. Atelier Via Maggio

Peruse handmade table linens, elegant baby accessories, and locally crafted bow ties and handbags at this concept shop.

Via Maggio 78r
Florence, 50125

4. And Company

On a small street filled with artisanal studios and antique shops, you’ll find  this charming homegoods shop and calligraphy studio. 

Via Maggio 60r
Florence, 50125

5. Via dei Fossi

Cruise this side street for excellent antiques, collectibles, vintage attire, consignment accessories, and Florentine fashion rarities. 

Via dei Fossi
Florence, 50123

6. Aqua Flor

Master perfumer Sileno Cheloni creates bespoke and rare fragrances in a warm, library-like environment. Your friends will thank you for bars of tomato leaf soap.

Borgo Santa Croce 6
Florence, 50122

7. Santa Maria Novella

One of the world's oldest pharmacies, and quite possibly the most breathtaking, it was founded in 1221 by Dominican friars looking to make herbal poultices and remedies for the monastery. The offerings — perfumes, talcums, soaps — are ornately packaged and, fittingly, heavenly scented.

16 Via della Scala
Florence, 50123