Progressive Shopping Plan

I love buying things to wear from my travels, so for our up-coming (April 27 - May 11) epic 25-year anniversary dream trip (The Heart of Italy tour) plus Venice and Paris, I plan on buying a dress in Rome, leather boots in Florence, jewelry in Venice, and scarf and handbag in Paris! Sounds fun, doesn't it? So I would love to get boutique recommendations for these cities.

Posted by Terry kathryn
Ann Arbor, Mi
2608 posts

Melinda (Hello from A2)... love your idea and while I don't have any specific stores to recommend (I tend to just wander while shopping) the only thing I would say is I think I would look for the dress in Paris! Just be sure to get a nice photo when you aquire your ensemble.

Posted by Melinda
Lansing, Michigan, USA
7 posts

Good idea, Terry, or maybe I'll buy two dresses. I do want to get some perfume also, so that may need to be my first purchase in Rome. I love bringing home a perfume that reminds me of my travels. I will certainly take a picture of the put-together progressive purchase! I'm hoping to get some recommended shops, though, or at least street names that have great (not cheap but not luxury either) shopping.

Posted by Terry kathryn
Ann Arbor, Mi
2608 posts

I know there are lots of shoppers here, so why don't you try reposting in the General area and ask for specic streets where there is great shopping. Again, I never remember street names, etc. but there are a lot of people here who know all the different areas of Paris.

Posted by Melinda
Lansing, Michigan, USA
7 posts

Any recommendations here for perfume shops in Rome? Looking for Italian made perfumes. Thanks so much!

Posted by gerri
lexington, il
351 posts

Don't know of an actual perfumery in Rome, but there is one in Florence Santa Maria Novella @ Via della Scala #16. Can't remember if the #s are black or red. Tour guides should be able to help. Paris it would have to be Fragonard Perfumery museum #9 Rue Scribe Metro Opera across from Palis Garnier. Candles, great soaps,and little vials of perfume. Think there 100m or less...more scents for your $$. Beautiful antique perfume bottles. From here you could head up to Blvd Haussmann, visit Printemps,then Galleries Lafayette...Marshall Fields on steroids...look at the dome over the cosmetics counter, grab a snack from the gourmet food section then head to the rooftop for fab FREE views over Paris. Continue east on Blvd Haussmann, to Blvd des Italians to Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore This is high end shopping at its best.
Have a theraputic spree!!

Posted by gerri
lexington, il
351 posts

and the only reason I know these, I'm not a shopper, is because that was my daughters' request last fall when we went to Paris & Rome,,Her LV was "Baptized" there