Shopping in Florence: Leather
There are plenty of souvenirs to shop for in Italy, but items made from fine Italian leather might be the best. Florence is one of the leading leather manufacturers in Italy: Here are some of the best places to seek out quality leather goods without spending a fortune.
Mercato San Lorenzo
Some of the best leather goods in all of Florence are found in Mercato San Lorenzo. Browse shoes, belts, and bags all crafted from genuine leather. Here the leather feels softer and lighter than those found in other cities or even other Italian markets. You’ll be able to haggle the price, so be prepared to drive a hard bargain. The vendors at Mercato San Lorenzo know what their goods are worth.
A favorite among tourists in Florence, people rave about Michelangelo Leather’s knowledgeable employees, who will help you finding the best fitting leather clothes to flatter your shape. Michelangelo Leather has a wide selection of leather goods, but is known for its great leather jackets.
This shop is a little off the beaten path, but has very fair prices. The vendor remembers his customers even over long periods of time, showing his dedication to the business.
Stop in and see demonstrations that Peruzzi Leather will perform to show how they make leather goods. They carry bags, jackets, shoes, gloves, and every piece is made in Italy. This is not the cheapest leather shop in Florence, but you can see the quality in each and every piece.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping for leather in Florence.