For adorable children’s clothing, Age d’Or offers quality items from everyday wear to special occasion pieces to heavy duty outdoor items like puffer coats and fleece jackets. Recommended by an Indagare insider.
Alessi & Alessi
This shoe store near the Ara Pacis sells an incredible selection of suede and leather shoes and boots in many colors and styles.
This American expat, who married into a noble Italian family, has set up shop alongside her sister-in-law Gaia Franchetti’s eclectic housewares shop, Indoroman, to sell the beautiful Petrasarda ceramics line from Sardinia. The thick plates, mugs and bowls in earthy colors can be shipped anywhere and make wonderful wedding presents.
Antica Libreria Cascianelli
This historic bookstore—first opened in 1909, inside an ornate, 19th century former ecclesiastic dress shop—sells rare and antique works, including first editions devoted to religion, science, art, medicine, history and more. Plus, the wooden and glass cases hold a selection of antique scientific objects and artwork.
Antica Manifattura Cappelli Prati
Antica Manifattura Cappelli Via dell’Oca
Located on a quiet street just around the corner from Piazza del Popolo, this small store embodies its name by offering an abundance of artisanal crafts from around the world. Its owner Elif Sallorenzo—a half Turkish, half American woman, who married an Italian—loves things that are handmade, so she sources them from Italy and elsewhere. Here, she displays them with pride and can tell you their story of origin, whether it is a wax-cloth shawl from West Africa, an ikat pillow from Istanbul or beauty product from the north of Italy. She carries items that you are unlikely find to elsewhere.
Barbara Biffoli’s art-inspired jewelry includes pieces made from silver, bronze and gold, with jewels designed and made in a laboratory in Rome. Chunky bracelets, delicate rings and necklaces with nods to zodiac signs and animals are all part of the collection. Just as with art, these pieces are one of a kind. Recommended by an Indagare insider.
As Delherin is to Parisian cooks, c.u.c.i.n.a. is to Italian kitchen chefs—the ultimate source for every tool and utensil that a well-equipped kitchen should have, displayed in a utilitarian, no-frills space.
Campomarzio70 - Campo Marzio
Specializing in perfume and cosmetics, Campomarzio70 is great for finding unique gifts and hard-to-find scents. It also sells home accessories like candles, decorative plates, and diffusers. Recommended by an Indagare insider.
For luxury vintage finds, Closet Roma is a must. Find purses, coats, shoes, tops, dresses and accessories for fashionable yet affordable outfits from designers such as Jimmy Choo, Hermes, Valentino, Balenciaga and more. Recommended by an Indagare insider.
DAMS Auction House
Vintage and antique lovers find unique treasures at auction house DAMS, which has been in business for more than 40 years. Auctions are held on a monthly basis from September to July, and finds include modern and contemporary pieces including paintings, furniture, and decor. Recommended by an Indagare insider.
The Cenci family has been dressing the most fashionable Italians for more than eighty years. The third generation of couturiers runs the business now, which has outposts in Milan and New York, but this is the flagship, where you’ll find the largest selection of their clothes as well as brands like Burberry and Ralph Lauren. Custom pieces can also be ordered.
Di San Giacomo Sandals
Estremi is an eclectic home store filled with boho-chic décor and treasures from India and Italy including baskets, blankets, furniture, mirrors, jewelry and accessories.
This Umbrian-based women’s wear designer uses the highest quality silk and cashmere and emphasizes classic silhouettes and hues. Their silk and knit t-shirts are fantastic staples and the jackets have elegant cuts. Some of their lines can be found at high-end department stores in the U.S. but here you can shop the entire collection.
Located in the very authentic area around Via Monserrato and a few steps from the crowded Campo de Fiori and the Piazza Navona, sits this atelier, specializing in jewelry that combines the precious with semi-precious in innovative, exciting and glamorous ways.
Just as Romans have their preferred gelato spots, so do they tend to pick a leathermaker and stick to his wares. True Trussardi families wouldn’t order anywhere else, and neither would Polidori loyalists. There are basic pieces for sale in the shop, but this leather artisan also makes pieces to order using the finest hides and hand-stitching.
Antiquarians and bibliophiles come here for the trove of leather-bound antique books, among the best anywhere. By appointment only (email@example.com); mention Indagare for special attention.