Markets are by far my favourite place to find vintage in Florence. You get a wonderful mix of high quality statement pieces and then stands of thrifted finds. With patience, one can find some seriously exciting pieces.
I planned my trip around the market at Piazza dei Ciompi. It is a market held only on the 4th Sunday of every month.
Beautiful square of Piazza dei Ciompi. The market used to be held in this square but is now held in a covered area 2 blocks over.
Inside an antique furniture and housewares store
The small stores that are open until from 8:00 am until about 1:30 pm are filled with treasures. From trinkets to precious antiques to vintage comic books, 1700's royal dresses and vintage clothing, being inside is truly a rich sensory experience.
Outdoor stand selling antique jewellery
Display outside a vintage shop
Santo Spirito on a sunny day
Flowers and fruit for sale add a lovely atmosphere :)
Shirts folded neatly for sale on outdoor tables
Nearby, at Piazza del Carmine, there is a weekly market on Saturdays. This one is a bit more eclectic, from locals selling things they no longer need, to fine leather crafts. You never really know what you will find!
Lovely shopping here
I am now home from my trip to Italy with 35 beautiful pieces of clothing to play with and I'm absolutely thrilled with my finds :)
I went to a mix of markets and stores and had an absolute blast finding an array of differently-sized clothing to bring home to Vancouver!