Anne Franchetti

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.

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Artisanal Cornucopia

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.

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Chez Dédé

Located in Rome's lively Campo de’ Fiori neighborhood, the uber-stylish Chez Dédé sells a highly curated collection of fashion (both vintage and new), accessories, stationary, art and home décor.
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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.

Fabio Salini

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.

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Grazia e Marica Vozza

This beloved Capri-founded company sells bold and beautiful jewelry and accessories, plus a small line for home.

Ilaria Miani

The interior and furniture designer, who has decorated some of the most stylish houses in Tuscany, uses an artisanal approach in her collection of furnishings. Miani’s shop displays objects that combine contemporary designs with more unusual offerings. Since most of her furnishings can be taken apart or folded, they are easy to transport or ship.

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With textiles picked up on her frequent travels to Asia, Baroness Gaia Franchetti creates exquisite linens, from napkins and pillows to quilts, that have become popular with Rome’s stylish set (fabric can also be bought by the meter). Her wares, which make great gifts, will add an ethnic twist to any elegant table.

La Bottega del Marmoraro

Says Indagare insider Alberto Moncada, the owner of boutique hotel Margutta 54:

“Il Marmoraro is an artist’s workshop where people can buy engraved slabs of marble with either a name or proverb etched onto the stone. They make great presents and aren’t expensive. Visitors can buy a little piece of Rome.”

La Rinascente

Rome's Rinascente, which boasts a food hall, rooftop restaurants and Roman ruins, is a great one stop shop for fashion, beauty, design and more.

My Style Bags

This Milan-based company marries a preppy American style with Italian craftsmanship to create bags and home accessories. Read Indagare's review.

Percossi Papi

In this tiny shop near the Pantheon, Papi has been creating couture jewelry for a loyal clientele for years, using the same workshop that produced Fabergé’s eggs. The jeweler, whose pieces have appeared on the runways in Rome to the couture clothes of Gatinoni and Centinaro, is known for his latticework designs with pearls and precious and semiprecious stones.

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This eco-concept store is the brainchild of designer Ilaria Venturini Fendi whose Carmina Campus project produces accessories, furniture and design pieces all made from recycled, re-used and re-fashioned materials. The whimsical collection includes laptop sleeves made from airplane seats, purses embellished with mirrors saved from the inside of cars, and bags made with vintage fabrics and non-recyclable fabrics from end-of-line stocks from major Italian fashion houses.

Each piece is crafted by highly trained artisans. The designer has spearheaded projects with the U.N., working on one line in particular with artisans in Africa, but the staff at the Rome store points out that it is also important to note that most of the products are made by Italian craftspeople whose skills are in danger of dying out in light of cheap overseas productions.

Carmina Campus accessories are sold at such design-conscious stores as L’Eclaireur in Paris and Joyce in Hong Kong, but Re(f)use is the only free-standing store entirely dedicated to this wonderful project. It’s one of Rome’s most interesting—and worthwhile—boutiques.

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Spazio Artigiano

Cristina Venezia runs Spazio Artigiano as an artist’s gallery where you can shop for unique, handmade items for the home. She carries painted ceramics, jewelry, scarves, glasses and textiles and you can often see her or other artists at work in the back of the gallery. If you want to work with an artist on a custom order, that is possible too.

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Vio's Cooking

Countess Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga’s appointment-only shop for Italian ceramics, glasses and linens, inside the former stables of a palazzo.

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