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Fashion victims in Florence!

gucci-florenceNames such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael bring to your mind only the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? For you Dante & Boccaccio are simply lesser-known stylists than Dolce & Gabbana? Gucci or Prada will make you want to go shopping?

Yes, no doubt, you are fashion victims! You are probably missing something, but you are a perfect fashion addict. Do you know the best places to go shopping in Florence?

Florence and fashion are a unique combination in the world. The Tuscan capital remains one of the most important city in the world of fashion, for the multitude of large and small companies that enrich the surrounding industrial area and produce prized models exported all over the world, due to the presence of the Pitti events. Pitti is one of the most prestigious international fashion shows, the demonstration of the sake and love that the people of Florence have towards fashion and elegance.

Boutique-Dolce-e-GabbanaIn Florence, you can visit the Museum of Costume in Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Spini Ferroni, home of Ferragamo and its museum, or the new Gucci Museum in Piazza della Signoria.

Only by living in an apartment in Florence, however, you can immerse yourself in the world of Florentine fashion. By renting an apartment in a strategic location, in the historic centre, you’ll have the time and facilities to stroll around the streets of fashion, such as Via Roma and Via della Vigna Nuova, or attend workshops and fashion schools.

In Florence, fashion is not just about shopping! Here, fashion is a job and a way of life. In the town of Leonardo (who was a great artist, not just a Ninja Turtle!), you will have the unique opportunity to attend the best schools of fashion, that will offer you an excellent preparation. The most well-known fashion school is certainly Polimoda, which organizes courses of the highest level of fashion design and marketing. The Accademia Italiana is also very popular in the world and offers an excellent preparation in tailoring, as well as in fashion design. Even the Istituto Europeo di Design offers excellent courses, which cover every branch of fashion. If you are very lucky and have the right skills, you will have the opportunity to do internships or take some private lessons from one of the most expert craftsmen who work in the city. In particular, if you want to become a shoe designer, we strongly suggest you to rent an apartment in Oltrarno, where you will find the best craftsmen. I mean, we’re talking about those craftsmen who make shoes for Hollywood’s movie stars, as well as for White House’s politicians. It is not easy to become, even for a few months, an apprentice of these amazing artisans, but if you do not succeed, you can always come back home with a pair of sandals, some wonderful boots or a nice pair of sabot!

emilio-pucciThe real test to pass, if you are the real fashion victims is to walk in Via Roma and Via della Vigna Nuova, and be able to resist the temptations that will be offered by the shops of Prada, Gucci, Valentino, Armani, and all the other famous Italian and international designer labels.

If you can resist these temptations, it is probably because your interest is only for vintage clothes! Then, we suggest you to rent an apartment near the Duomo or near the San Lorenzo market. Here you will find the best shops and the best stalls for vintage clothes. Remember, we’re not just talking about casual wear and brands like Adidas, Nike and Fred Perry! Here, with a little bit of luck, you will find amazing dresses of the sixties, seventies and eighties of exclusive brands, really bizarre accessories and particular outfits. San Lorenzo is an important place for those who want to stand out for style and know how to recognize the real business.

If you do not like vintage clothes, however, the area of ​​San Lorenzo is the right place for leather clothes’ lovers: jackets, trousers and billions of accessories. Sometimes retailers can also make garments designed just for you on request.

Wherever you go, from historic sites to the most recent boutique, fashion is everywhere in Florence. Renting an apartment in Florence for a few months is a really fabulous and exciting experience for those who, at least once in their lifetime, want to feel like a fashion victim.


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