Shop Till You Drop – Where To Shop In Rome

From the most famous streets a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps, from the Vatican to the streets outside the city centre: my suggestions on where to shop in Rome.

From luxury to more commercial solutions.

Jewellery, clothes, shoes and bags. The best streets and the best shops in Rome.


Shopping in the heart of Rome

From Piazza di Spagna to Piazza del Popolo: the triumph of luxury

In the heart of Rome, a short walk from the famous Spanish Steps to Piazza del Popolo. This is the most exclusive Roman shopping area. The great haute couture brands and the most famous jewelers have chosen this location for their refined boutiques. Jewelry, clothes, footwear, accessories and leather goods of the most famous brands, are the precious booty that you can get by shopping in Via dei Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via della Vite and Via delle Carrozze. Many important names: Salvatore Ferragamo, Max Mara, Hermes, Armani, Prada, Miu Miu, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Burberry, Chanel, Valentino, Bulgari, Tiffany and Fendi. For a dizzying shopping! Even make-up should not be overlooked! I recommend, then, a tour of the store of the Canadian giant Make up: Mac! One of the points of sale is in Via del Babbuino.

The Prada Store in Via dei Condotti. Credits:

When shopping is convenient: Via del Corso

Although Gucci and Ferragamo are my favourite designers, I often only have to look at those beautiful shop windows. My ideal location for shopping in the heart of Rome is Via del Corso. This is the street that connects Piazza del Popolo with Piazza Venezia. Many shops where you can buy at very affordable prices! H&M, Zara, Calzedonia, Yamamay, Pull&Bear, Alcott, are just some of the international brands that you can find. There are also lesser known shops, such as Corner, which are excellent for footwear. Possibility of shopping for children. More or less in the middle of Via del Corso you will find the Disney Store, the official Disney store in the heart of Rome. And if the rain should surprise you, take refuge immediately in the Alberto Sordi Gallery for indoor shopping.

Have shopping in Via del Corso. Credits:

Quality a few steps from Piazza di Spagna: Via di Campo Marzio

A path totally unknown to me, until one day, I got lost in the crossroads of Via del Corso. And then a world opened up to me! Opposite Bottega Veneta and Yves Saint Laurent, this little street hides many beautiful little shops. Davide Cenci, for both men and women, but also Marinella for ties, Centodieci with beautiful women’s shoes, Il Camiciaio, unbeatable for men’s shirts, and the new shop of Paul Taylor, a true paradise for men’s clothing. And if, like me, you adore wool garments of excellent quality, I suggest you Alan Paine, the Roman store of the famous English brand, where Patrizia will undoubtedly advise you the best for you!

When shopping, do not forget your four-legged friends either! And right on Via di Campo Marzio there is an exclusive shop dedicated to them: bibs, dresses, kennels and perfumes. Here I love to buy clothes and accessories for my dachshund!

The Alan Paine Store in Via di Campo Marzio. Credits:

Paul Taylor Sore in Via di Campo Marzio Credits:

Shopping in the shadow of St. Peter’s Dome

Via Cola di Rienzo

Ok, they dragged you to see the Sistine Chapel and you are already mourning because you think you can not spend the rest of the day running from one shop to another in Via del Corso. Do not worry! A few steps from the famous dome of St. Peter’s opens a new paradise: Via Cola di Rienzo. Clothing, shoes (Timberland, Vans), but also sheets, candles and household items (Zara Home). For all pockets and all tastes!
And if you are tired of collecting shoes and bags, follow your nose and you will arrive straight from Castroni, famous roasting company in Rome, where you can buy coffee, candies, liqueurs and chocolates.

The Zara Home Store in Via Cola di Rienzo. Credits:

Outside the historical centre

The Market of Via Sannio

In the San Giovanni district, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral of St John, the Pope’s original seat at the beginning of the history of the Church of Rome. And it’s no coincidence that even the famous actress Sarah Jessica Parker, when she’s visiting Rome, takes a tour around here! Here the Market of Via Sannio, by now famous also abroad, is operative from Monday to Friday, from 7:30 to 14. With a good deal of patience, you can find everything: military style items, fishing equipment, but also bags, belts and shoes. Negotiate the best price with the seller and you can take home a stylish item at a very affordable price!

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Market of Via Sannio. Credits:

Via Appia Nuova and Via Tuscolana

Near the market in Via Sannio, a must is Via Appia Nuova (not to be confused with the ancient Via Appia). Extended from San Giovanni to Colli Albani, it has many shops where you can find many fashion items at very reasonable prices. Among these, worthy of note are, without a doubt, shops such as Bimbo Shoes (baby footwear), Cinzia Store (women’s clothing), Aio Oio & Scarponcino (women’s footwear). There are also shops selling common brands such as Calzedonia, Intimissimi, Zara, Original Marines. At Furio Camillo, there is also a shopping centre where you can also find Decathlon, a well-known sports shop.

And if you still have energy, take a trip along Via Tuscolana. From H&M, Alcott, Pimkie to the beautiful Urban Jungle store and many small romans store, you’ll definitely find bread for your shopping!

A store in Via Tuscolana. Credits:


A stone’s throw from Rome: great brands at affordable prices

Castel Romano Outlet

Discounts throughout the year, from 30 to 70% on your favorite brands, not only during the sales period. Easily accessible by bus from Termini Station, the outlet of Castel Romano, with over 150 shops, allows you to shop with the best brands at very affordable prices. Diesel, Michael Kors, Furla, Geox, Guess are just some of the brands you can find. The outlet also has a number of bars and restaurants where you can take a short break between purchases.

The outlet of Castel Romano. Credits:


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