I did some shopping in the Termini station - there are a lot of stores there that sell women's clothing. It wasn't too expensive either, I bought some nice things for less than 30 Euros each.
What to buy: I got a cute melon-pink sundress at Etam, and a black skirt at Mango.
What to pay: I paid 24 Euros for the sundress, and the skirt wasn't very expensive either (can't remember how much).
The clothing in Rome, even those designed, is less expensive than in the northern part of the country. Actually, some of my friends from Milano go to Rome twice a year in order to buy complete wardrobe they need.
What to buy: Years ago it was used to say, "I am not that rich to buy a cheap clots", doest it worth today? Since am in the clothing business I could say it, definetely not, because cheap fabrics of low quality are used in the production of designed cloths too. But not only, the quality of production isn't of high level as it used to be. Those who buy such a cloths would never buy it if knowing where and in what conditions it was made.
Most of todays cloths worth for one season only, there are exceptions of course but am talking about cloths we wear every day.
What to pay: The key question is, how much it cost? Well, you can buy one piece of cloth only and spent a fortune, on the other hand for the same amount of money you can fill up your closet, its up to you to make choice.
Geppy is located on Via Nazionale -- where there are lots of shops, including other shoe retailers. They sell shoes and handbags -- with modern, sleek and simple lines. I am looking forward to our upcoming trip and hoping to purchase some more shoes from them! Go to Geppy!
What to buy: I still wear the shoes that I purchased from Geppy. My mom purchased a couple of pairs of shoes (short boots and nice shoes) and a purse and still uses them -- and has received compliments. I have seen shoes like these at shoe stores like Taryn Rose - retailing for upwards to $400.00 -- but we purchased them for around $75-$100.00 (in December 2004).
From my blog (http://vino-rosso.blogspot.com/2004/12/wed-day-of-relentless-shopping.html)
What to pay: Depends how much you plan to purchase?!?!
We went to these outlets on the outskirts of the center of Rome and went crazy out the diesel outlet. If you're into diesel clothes this is the place to go!!.. We were too busy to take any pictues but I highly recommend these outlets..
What to buy: The only good deals are on brands that are made in Italy
What to pay: Items are about 30-40% less than you find here in the US
New modern, clean and well staffed shop. Right opposite the Trevi Fountain with lots of Clothes and is always busy. It is just like a normal female United Colours of Beneton but it feels exotic because it is in a different country.
What to buy: There are lots of clothes to buy in the usual vast variety of snazzy colours Beneton use.
What to pay: And at reasonable prices
Seek and ye' shall find. Cities that are touted as expensive can be cheap if you are. These street markets are all over Rome. Okay, not on Via Condotti...
What to buy: You name it: clothes, household items, foods, etc.
What to pay: a few euros
One of the most famous Italian leather and suede store in Rome, known for its excellent quality and prices. Products included leather and suede jackets, sheepskins, coats, wallets, gloves and accessories.
What to buy: The jacket that I bought was in a color and style that is now can be seen in the fashion magazines- 2 years later.
What to pay: Open Hours: 3.30pm-7.30pm Mon; 10am-7.30pm Tue-Sat.
If you cant visit porta portese sunday market, there is daily market near san giovanni metro station. there is most of the same sellers and several regular sellers at place, be prepared to haggle, take car of your purse.
What to buy: Cheap shoes and womens bags
What to pay: 40euros for several items alltogether
10euros for bag, 2 euros for blouse, 5 euros for funny t-shirt and so on.
Every wednesday on piazza monte testaccio, on north side of the market hall there is several good shoe sellers. Locals go there to buy good up-to-date shoes cheap.
Check it out, market is small but hip, and there is not so much people. From 9am-2pm
What to buy: women shoes
What to pay: 20-70euros
Very nice department store where you can find clothe, shoes, bags, everything for women, men, children, etc. The name of this department store is the same that a village close to Alharuin.
Son unos buenos grandes almacenes, son muy parecidos a el corte ingles en distribución. Hay departamento de mujeres, hombres, complementos, etc.
Another shop on Termini station. Very nice place where to shopping, clothe, shoes, bags, jewery etc.
Otra de las tiendas que podras encontrar en Termini, esta muy bien y encontraras de todo.
This is one of the outlets in Roma, to tell the truth, it is out of it:)))
This outlet is called "The Castle Romano outlet"
I suppose, that in every hotel, there is an info, regarding it,
but dont pay attention to the advise of people working on the reception desk, not to go there cos of the price is the similar to the centre of Rome.
The prices in the centre of Roma are much higher, really, belive me:)))) then in this outlet
It is very easy to go there by a public transport, but...........believe me, it is more convenient to take a special bus , that costs 23Euro, it will take you from the hotel at 12.30 and will waiting for you near this Castel, untill 6pm. ( so if you are planning to buy a lot of things, it is the best way to do this).
The whole info about this bus you may ask on the reseption desk
The alternative is the public transport, it is very easy, but be prepare to spend much time for this:)))
to know how to reach this Castel by the public transport , please, send an e-mail http://castelromano.mcarthurglen.it/index.php?lang=en
and ask them how to reach thier outlet by the public transport:)))) thet will give you the perfect info.
But , dont forget to ask them HOW TO GO BACK ( because we didnt know this and had some problems:)
The prices there are really nice::)))))
What to buy: There you can buy any clothes (for men, women, children)
What to pay: Prices are lower then in Rome ( not taking to account the summer period)
This shop was found about 4 shops down from the Trevi fountain. All kinds of branded memorabelia. Not typically Roman, and expensive! I am not into brands at all so wasnt that interested, but my sister and sister-in-law were looking for leather purses (to put in their new Italian leather red handbags I presume? haha)... so I browsed while they shopped.
Needless to say, I came out with nothing.
What to pay: EXPENSIVE, and that which was cheap, is pure tack.
In 1887 Rome (within the walls) had its first (and last) department store: it was a branch of a large firm of Milan: it was built using a modern technique based on a structure of iron bars which allowed large shop windows. In 1917 the department store chain was given a new name: "La Rinascente", almost a synonym of "il Rinascimento", the Italian word for the Renaissance.
The small size of the building is not comparable with the XIXth century department stores of other European cities.
What to pay: Average prices - always variety - sale items
Need a pair of gloves to match every coat and/or outfit? Then this is the place to go. Here you will find every color, style and texture imaginable.
What to buy: Sermoneta has stunning and dramatic gloves. I have been to both their stores in Roma and Milano.
What to pay: They range from between $40 and $120 US per pair.