Shopping in Florence: San Lorenzo Market
Italy is an ideal destination for many, but if you’re planning to do some shopping there, it’s best to get some inside tips first! Here’s what other visitors have to say about Florence San Lorenzo market shopping, and other shopping reviews.
Since 2015 the market has been moved to the area around Mercato Centrale and is no longer held on streets immediately around the church. Mercado Centrale is just a block north of San Lorenzo so it didn’t move very far! If you scamper off to visit San Lorenzo and Medici Chapels, spare some time to cruise the outdoor market. Purveyors of leather goods, scarves, T-shirts, jewelry, shoes and assorted tchotchkes line both sides of Via dell’Ariento on Tuesdays through Saturdays and is a great place to pick up reasonably-priced treasures to bring home for yourself or the folks back home. This is a crowd-heavy spot so do hang onto your valuables, and heed posted warnings not to purchase illegal knockoffs from wandering hawkers or those with goods displayed on the pavement.
The market is particularly heavy on Italian-made leather products: bags, wallets, belts, bound journals, jackets, etc.
Toro Leather Factory
When you visit San Lorenzo be advised to stay away from Toro Leather Factory. They give a 50 % discount to attract buyers but you can get the same product at other stores for 30 % Lower than what they sell it to you for. They falsely claim that the products are made in their factory, but you can find the same stuff in other stores. The store will also claim that you can return the products you bought if you are not satisfied, but when you go to return it they will not accept. This place is not worth the trouble.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Florence San Lorenzo Market and Other Shopping Reviews.