1. San Lorenzo Market
San Lorenzo is definitely one for unique finds and the market has it all. You can find a complete outfit with jewelry to compliment for 30 euros only; depending on your bartering skills. You will often find “2 for” deals and because there is so much competition amongst vendors, you will most often get the price you ask for – just don’t offer anything too insulting, these people work like crazy. If you need a great pair of boots or shoes, there is plenty of choice on the street as well as in surrounding shops. Don’t forget to stop for a gelato on your way home!
Promod is a great place to shop in Florence. Everything in this store is funky and fresh; the look definitely says “put together lady” and the prices are very reasonable, especially the sale room in the back of the store! Skirts, tops, jewelry, it’s all here but the one thing that really makes me stop and walk in is the huge selection of beautiful dresses. Whether you’re dancing at the club, going on a date, having a girl’s night out or need something for that special occasion, they’ve got you covered. Prices average in the 35 euro mark
3. Piazza Italia
Piazza Italia is the same idea as Oise but offers clothing that is dressier. A majority of the apparel in this two storey shop is black and business. There are several accessories and shoes as well as purses and men’s selections. This is the place to shop if you’re looking for upper class casual but not overly formal for around 25 euro
This is a chain that is everywhere in Florence. It is a bit more costly than a student/traveler may be used to but carries something for everyone. Here you can find office wear, a huge assortment of casual skirts and tops plus baby clothes and a full department for men in addition to the shoes and accessories offered. Most items I purchased here were in the 22 euro range.
5. Ciao Ciao
You can find several of these around Florence and conveniently enough there is one directly across the street from the main train station. This is the place to go when you need the basics; underwear, socks, tees shirts. You can get a jacket here for 10 euro and three scarves for 3 euro each! They often have huge sales which is great because 90% of the merchandise is already under 20 euro.