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Top 5 Vintage Stores in Florence, Italy

The David Statue wearing vintage feather pillbox hat.

Discover Florence's Vintage Treasures

Nestled amidst the timeless beauty of Renaissance architecture and the aroma of freshly brewed espresso lies a haven for vintage enthusiasts.

Florence's vintage fashion scene is a romantic journey through time. Each street corner is a masterpiece, making it an art lover's Mecca. Quaint boutiques, tucked away in historic buildings, beckon with their treasures. Imagine Italian leather bags displayed beside ancient stone walls, and wooden tables adorned with designer accessories - elegant yet captivating.

Exploring Florence's vintage fashion landscape is an adventure through winding streets and hidden corners. To ensure your experience is delightful, I've curated a selection of the city's top vintage must-visits.

Join me in exploring Florence's hidden gems, where vintage stores offer not just fashion but a window into the city's rich history and unique character.

Where to Shop

Vintage Clothing in Florence

1. Momo Vintage

Momo vintage storefront in Santo Spirito florence italy

Location: Via dei Serragli, 7r, 50124 Firenze FI

Price Point $$$

Best For: Eclectic and Well Preserved Pieces

Racks of vintage clothes with catholic iconography hanging above.

Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Santo Spirito, Momo Vintage's aesthetic hits the perfect blend between eclectic and sophisticated.

Exceptionally Florentinenian in theme, Momo's white stucco walls are lined with catholic iconography - sacred hearts and virgin mary's overseeing every Hermes scarf and burberry luggage that the store has to offer. Their shelves are sure to compliment, displaying timeless purses and hats alongside monochromatic statues and busts.

Price-wise, this is not a stop for bargain hunters, but instead a new favorite for those who can appreciate a well curated collection of high end vintage pieces.

2. C'est Chic

Glass jewelry display filled with antique and vintage jewelry in Florence Italy.

Location: Via Maggio, 17 Rosso 50125 Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Price Point $$$$

Best For: Vintage Designer and Luxury Clothes and Jewelry

C'est Chic Florence vintage store triangular wooden and glass jewelry case.

C'est Chic is as sophisticated as they come in terms of vintage fashion and accessories. Their jewelry case alone was enough to keep me captivated - it's perfectly light jewels drawing me in like a luxury-hungry moth.

Jewelry case filled with pearls Pierre Cardin earrings

It is clear that their selection has been meticulously curated, featuring elegant pieces from various eras, each exuding timeless charm and style. From chic cocktail dresses to exquisite handbags and accessories, each item at C'est Chic tells a story of glamour and sophistication. It's a must-visit destination for vintage enthusiasts looking to add a touch of elegance to their wardrobe while exploring the vibrant streets of Florence.

3. Humana Vintage

Racks of clothing in Florence, Italy thrift store Humana Vintage.

Price Point $

Best For: Bargains

Overhead shot of wracks of clothing in Rome thrift store.

I don't love the idea of including chain stores to my vintage guides, but I'll be honest, Humana Florence had a lot going for it. Atmosphere-wise, it more so resembles your standard thrift store than tried and true vintage, but I was definitely impressed with their selection - and at an absolute fraction of the price of other vintage clothing stores in the city were offering.

While in the past I have contested that Humana isn't exactly a vintage collector's go to, the Florence location may have just turned me into a believer!

4. Il Cancello

antique jewelry and hat on shelves in Il Cancello vintage shop.

Location: Via dei Fossi, 13/R, 50123 Firenze FI

Price Point $$$$

Best For: A Rustic Italian Antique and Vintage Experience

Hand holding up blue feather pillbox hat at il cancello vintage.

If you're lusting after an authentic piece of fashion history, add this stop at the top of your itinerary!

Il Cancello is a collector's dream! Their pieces aren't simply retro throwbacks, but true antique fashion pieces. From beaded masterpieces, to opulent jewelry, and even a notable assortment of decedent hats - my favorite being a blue-violet feathered pillbox (though of course I prefer that the feathering of clothing and accessories remain a design trend of the past).

The atmosphere of Il Cancello adds to the experience - cozy and just the right ammount of cluttered, you'll feel like you're truely hunting for treasure inside of this stylish time capsule. It's a place where each item tells a story, and every corner holds a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Whether you're a serious collector or just love browsing unique finds, Il Cancello is a must-visit destination for vintage enthusiasts in the city.

5. Melrose Vintage

Store front at Melrose Vintage in Florence.  Outside of door are mannequins wearing trendy used clothes.

Location: Via de' Ginori, 18r, 50123 Firenze FI

Price Point $$

Best for: Retro Flare

Melrose Vintage Florence interior with racks of vintage clothes and disco ball.

One of the Funkiest vintage shops in the area (and not to mention one of the largest), Melrose, is an absolute must see on your journey through this famous Tuscan city!

At Melrose, you'll find a little bit of everything - not excluding an exceptionally generous rack of lux vintage fur coats, though for me personally, the most exciting find was an entire room filled with vintage mens suits in all colors and prints. My partner, Jacopo, on the other hand, spent all his time trying on their jeans from their wall of denim. Sizing wise, I found this stop to offer quite an inclusive range!

What makes Melrose special is its retro-cool vibe and mid-range pricing. Though I won't say that it's inexpensive per say, it's still a great place to find that one-of-a-kind piece without breaking the bank. Whether you're a seasoned vintage aficionado or just starting to explore retro fashion, Melrose Vintage is a must-visit spot in Florence.


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