Most of Florence's designer fashion stores are located in or around a single street, Via Tornabuoni. A walk along this chic thoroughfare will take you past a glittering array of big-name boutiques: Armani, Versace, Prada, Emilio Pucci, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent. Head west along Via della Vigna Vecchia from here, and there are more goodies, including Dolce & Gabbana and La Perla. A five-minute walk east brings you to Via Roma, which showcases Miu Miu, Fratelli Rosselli, and more Prada. Note that most shops are closed on Sunday, and all except food shops and some of the larger stores are closed on Monday morning. For those prepared to travel 30 minutes outside the city to the hills of Tuscany, there are a number of fabulous outlet shops where you can fill your luggage with designer labels without emptying your bank account.
Of the many herbalists' shops in Florence, this is the most famous. Occupying a stunning ex-pharmacy in an ancient palazzo with a frescoed 13th-century chapel,...more