Vintage is in vogue in Rome and around the globe, so join me as we hunt out the best on my vintage fashion tour! On this highly customizable, utterly unique private tour, I’ll introduce you to Rome’s best vintage shops. So whether you’re after clothing, handbags, shoes or sunglasses, we’ll seek out exactly what you need to complete your vintage wardrobe.
As a highlight of the tour, we’ll be visiting Sarah Jessica-Parker’s favorite vintage store in Rome, a hidden retreat I’ve been visiting for years. But we won’t just be staying in one place: this itinerary takes you around Rome’s most fashionable areas, from Campo de’ Fiori to Monti and beyond. Want to find out more about what my vintage fashion tour entails? Read on to find out!
Your vintage fashion tour starts in Rome’s historic centre
After meeting at your hotel, we’ll make our way towards Campo de’ Fiori. Venturing off this atmospheric square, we’ll walk down the Via dei Giubbonari, one of the historic centre’s most interesting streets. It was named after its corset weavers (gipponari) who historically plied their trade here, and the street is still buzzing with hand-tailored fashion.
We’ll also wander down the Via dei Cappellari or ‘hat-maker’s street.’ More of a narrow alleyway than a street right in the centre of the capital, Via dei Cappellari oozes character. Lining it is a bohemian mix of speakeasy cocktail bars, hole-in-the-wall hair salons and vintage clothing shops.
The last street in this area on our must-see list is the Via del Pellegrino, or ‘street of the pilgrims.’ Far from the Vatican-themed souvenirs its name might suggest, this street’s main offerings are its vintage boutiques, galleries, and trendy bars.
We’ll continue our adventure around Piazza Navona
A couple of minutes’ walk from Campo de’ Fiori takes us to the strangely shaped, yet stunning, Piazza Navona. Around the periphery of this oval square, given its shape by the first century stadium that underlies it, we’ll visit a series of quaint galleries and vintage boutiques, including Cinzia, my personal favourite!
In business since 1980, this place is the bee’s knees when it comes to vintage Italian fashion. As well as being a Mecca for all kinds of vintage attire, visiting Cinzia’s is also educational. Teaching you to to recognize a vintage piece and evaluate whether you should add it to your collection.
Wind up your vintage fashion tour in the trendy neighborhood of Monti
Once the deep underbelly of ancient Rome, when it went by the name ‘Suburra’, Monti has since flourished into an authentic artisan area. Just a few minute’s walk from the Colosseum but away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist masses.
My vintage fashion tour will take you around this trendy neighborhood, feeding your curiosity with nuggets of local information and visits to its vintage boutiques. If this tour sounds right up your street, why not combine it with another experience from my collection? Message me about adding an Early Vatican or Complete Ancient Rome tour for the perfect combination of fashion and culture!