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From stores of the most famous designers to second-hand item markets of Rome provides exciting shopping days and appropriate for almost all budgets. The secret is to go to the right places.

Your first temptation may be heading to Via Condotti and Via del Corso, but if your budget is short, we must restrain this mood, as Armani, Fendi or Gucci shops are beyond the reach of many wallets. For those who can go shopping regardless to price, these places will prove to be a true paradise. Though Rome is considered as an expensive city, there are many other options to buy souvenirs, to help you decorate your home or renew your wardrobe. The markets are, as in any city, a good place to find fresh products and handicrafts. The most visited and traditional are the Campo di Fiori and Piazza Vittorio, while the area of Trastevere has a more bohemian spirit. Rome is also a good place to buy second-hand and antique goods. The Porta Portese is a type of flea market that only runs on Sunday mornings between 06h30 and 14h00. On the first Sunday of each month takes place Mercantino dei Partigiani in Piazza dei Partigiani: here retro furniture and decor admirers can find items at good prices from the 40’s and 50´s. More recently, Underground store opened on the second week-end of the month, occupying a four-story garage between Piazza del Popolo and Via Venetto. If the products from these markets are not to your liking, then you’ll certainly find them in Via del Governo Vecchio three stores specialized in vintage clothing: The ever “green”, Abit Usati and Mado. If you haven’t given up leaving Rome without an Armani handbag hanging on your shoulder, perhaps you should try Discount High Fashion, a shop selling second-hand items. To buy antiques the best destinations are Piazza Navona or Via del Governo Vecchio.