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    Most wineries or enotecas: Shipping wine home

    by Herkbert Written May 26, 2008

    If you are planning to buy wine while traveling through the Chianti region, be prepared for a shock when it comes to shipping charges. To ship a case of wine back to the states, the shipping charges are about 150 Euro or $225.

    Make sure you are either getting wines you can not buy back home or the price is too low to pass up. If you are going to buy a case of wine, consider buying two cases, as the incremental cost for the second case is not that high.

    Wines for sale Hard to pass up a bargain.
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    Migliori Ceramiche: Ceramics

    by cpiers47 Written Apr 17, 2008

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    This little shop is very close to Santa Croce.

    What to buy: I love the many-colored ceramic dishes and misc home decor pieces. The elderly couple that work here are polite and kind. I try to mix and match patterns from the huge selection on the floor of the back room.

    What to pay: I always found this to be a great deal - about 10 euro for a unique plate or bowl. Others I was traveling with found pieces other places that were less expensive, so it's a matter of taste.

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    LUISA Via Roma - CLOSED FOR RENOVATION WORKS: Concept store

    by fgfi Updated Apr 10, 2008

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    It's a high end boutique that offers a great selection of exclusive brands such as Balenciaga, Luella, Chloé, Mulberry, Marc Jacobs, Yojhi Yamamoto and many many others....It is also a venue for special art/design/music exhibitions/events.

    You can shop online!

    What to buy: Everything is special there. Have a look at the toys section.

    What to pay: A lot

    Luisa Via Roma

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    Cyberlink Plus: Shipping things home!

    by ChartIt Updated Oct 10, 2007

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    This is a shipping store, they sell boxes and have UPS shipping capablities. For all those shopping needs, sometimes you need to ship home. I used Cyberlink, address below to ship home 10 kgs of Florentine Trays. They arrived safely, and were well packed. They service was friendly, and very efficient at helping me get the best price for my shipping needs. My Trays arrived home before I did, and were in perfect condition. Thanks guys! It is a small family run place, that does have Internet, fax, Baggage Deposit, Photocopy, Print, Burn CD/DVD, and even tickets for tours! They really were so friendly and helpful. I would use them again in a heartbeat!

    What to buy: Boxes, and service. They packed all our trays in one box, we had over 25 trays and they got home perfect and in short order. They were a wonderful place, and I would use them whenever i am in Florence next. They really really gave me a great deal of peice of mind and they did have student rates and regular rates. I saved 30 euro with a student rate. So you can ship here reliably.

    What to pay: Shipping rates depend where your shipping things

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    Several in Area: Trays, Trays, and Trays!

    by ChartIt Updated Aug 18, 2007

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    I have included a photo of the shop where i bought my families trays. You can get them in the San Lorenzo Market, and through out Florence. But this store had a lot of them, a wide variety, and quality. The prices were reasonable.

    What to buy: Florentine Trays. These are gold leaf and painted trays. My grandmother had hers for more then 30 years, and they were the only things my aunts wished they had boughten more of. So when I went to Florence I had to buy many many many trays. They come in all shapes and sizes, picture frames, mirrors, and desks accesories. The sizes like i said vary from some 20 inches around, and or wide if you would rather have a rectangle to typical size for coasters. The picture frames vary also in size and shape to full sized orante mirrors and painting sizes to actual picture frames. The carving styles and accent colors vary but all of them are covered in gold. These are classic peices, and really the main thing everyone wanted from my family. Be careful of the quailty trays, and shop around. You may not need to buy 20 trays, 5 picture frames, and the like. If you do however, do yourself the favor- Ship them home, and take deep breaths over the bill. Dont forget the insurance on the trays, it is worth the peice of mind.

    What to pay: 20 inch round tray 55 euro, 15 inch rectangles 30 euro, picture frames *small* 13 euro, Larger wall mirrors 200+ Euro. Remember in the United States, these prices are still way cheaper. I was in shops down in Lousiana last March and saw the same 20 inch trays for nearly 500 dollars. I definatly shipped them home after I bought them. And it is a good idea, they are bulky but light.

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    Pasticceria Le Logge: Tuscan Treats!

    by kirsty_lamb Written Jun 27, 2007

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    This is a lovely sweet shop. They have all sorts of local and Italian treats that you can purchase, like biscotti and Panforte, coated almonds and an awful lot more. When you go in there are little trays on which you can put eat of the little bags of sweets that you wish to buy, like a shopping cart! They also sell gift bags at 4 Euros to present your sweets if they are a gift, and they tie it with ribbon.

    they also do pre packaged boxes of sweets and others in boxes that are shaped like the Duomo if you want to take presents home.

    What to buy: Very helpful, large selection of items.

    What to pay: from 4 plus Euros per bag. Some are a lots more expensive though.

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    Lisa Corti: Home textile and garments

    by fgfi Written Apr 21, 2007

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    Lovely shops selling original creations using unusual materials and bright colors. Clothes are very simple with a slightly masculine, oriental cut.

    What to buy: Organza and velvet bed covers, maharaja cushions, multicolours organza pillow cases, linen tablecloths with napkins, hand painted cotton and muslin fabrics, bed spreads, quilts, velvet and organza clothes, nightgowns, shirts, embroidered scarves, muslin curtains, blue ceramic vases.

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    Angela Caputi: High-fashion costume jewelry in plastic...

    by fgfi Written Apr 21, 2007

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    The shop in Santo Spirito is also Angela Caputi's laboratory. She creates there high fashion statement pieces in dramatic colors and shapes.

    What to buy: Coloured and original high fashion costume jewellery and other accessories (bags, umbrellas). In some shops also clothes are available.

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    Flea Market In Florence

    by GuitarStan Written Apr 8, 2007

    Their is a huge flea market in Florence that has many items that one may be interested in purchasing souvenirs. My wife and I found some cute purses, shirts and etc. for friends/family back home. This flea market has about everything in it, give it a try for those less expensive souvenirs. We bought a cheap piece of luggage here to carry our souvenirs back home (check in). We had carry on only on our flight to Italy.

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    La bottega dell'olio: All sorts of things to do with oil/olives

    by fgfi Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Little shop located in a lovely square that sells an interesting selection of all sorts of things to do with olives, their oil, and their wood.

    What to buy: Soaps, lotions and creams, shampoos and conditioners, candles, table linens olive wood breadboards, olive oil bottles....

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    Designer or designer?

    by Zlur Written Feb 21, 2007

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    Way too many designer shops are found all over Florence, and not enough 'regular' shops! This frustrated me slightly. However, if you're into such things then you will be in heaven! I did find an outlet that sold reduced designer wear, but don't even bother, it was rubbish.

    Although I must say, window shopping and admiring the wonderful dresses was an experience in itself, as you can see from my photos.

    What to buy: Anything - bags, dresses, shoes, belts... you name it! Have the Gold Card ready :)

    What to pay: Astronomical prices, of course

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    Explore the Side Streets

    by AnnS Written Feb 7, 2007

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    The main shopping streets in Florence are wonderful but if you take a detour down some of the little side streets, you will find smaller shops where you can find more unusual items, especially local crafts. I came upon one that sold bronzes... from huge garden statues to small ornamental pieces. Although the shop front was quite small, inside was a large workshop and showroom and every piece was a work of art. I fell in love with a figurine (for about £50) but thought it might be too heavy for my luggage so I didn't buy it and have regretted it ever since.

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    Signum: Florentine Paper at its best

    by MissThing606 Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    Florence is renowned for its paper and there are lots of shops selling Florentine paper, noteboks and thinggs. However, this shop stands out from the others.

    Signum to me, is that last word on florentine paper and stationery. They sell hardback neotebooks in all shapes and sizes with their own bound papern from pocket sized to A4 or excectuive sized. Then, they sell journals, diaries, daybooks, even "thoughts and quotations books", in the same theme. They have wide, hardback music manuscripts, too.

    There are selections of writing paper, and note cards.

    On the writing implement side, they have inks, fountain pens, nibs, quills, blotters, and wax and seals with letters of the alphabet or you can pick your initials from the seals on a rack.

    The post cards and bookmarks they sell are unique to Signum, they have depictions of Dante's inferno and crests of florence. these start from 60 Euro cents.

    Other miscellany include gude books, calendars, jigsaw puzzles and framed photos.

    What to buy: the calligraphy sets, notebooks and postcards make wonderful gifts and reminders of Florence.

    What to pay: anything from 60 euro cents for a postcard to 60 euros for one of the larger notebooks

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    Street Art

    by Lhenne1 Written Aug 11, 2006

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    Carts and stands fill the city, especially in the large piazzas.

    What to buy: The artwork is original and sold by the artists themselves. You can look through the work displayed or request a particular scene to be made especially for you. Scenes come from the city and the surroundnig countryside. Some artists also offer portraits and caricatures. The quality of all this work is quite high and it makes you wonder why the artists are selling their work on the streets and not in a Paris or Soho gallery.

    What to pay: 5-50 euros

    Artists near the Duomo
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    Lorenzo Villoresi: Perfumes

    by fgfi Written Aug 8, 2006

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    Lorenzo Villoresi is an artisan who is known all over the world for prestigious custom made fragrances. He uses spices, essences and essential oils from across the globe to create original perfumes.

    What to buy: Perfumes

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