Shopping must be an essential part of travelling and certainly a luxury for one who can expend a huge amount of money. But shopping while on travel must not necessarily mean spending for signature brands and expensive things. I am not an extravagant shopper myself but I enjoy spoiling my eyes with window shopping at some pricey shops from time to time. While we were in Florence I could not help myself but stopped and looked through every shop we’d pass by. It was my most splendid window shopping by far. Here’s why.
I thought I would only get to see Tiffany & Co. in New York but I was amazed to see one in Florence. This is enough to remind me of the film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and like Audrey Hepburn in the film, I amused myself by window shopping at the store. Not in the morning though. This kind of a shop is absolutely way out of my budget.
This is how the shop looks. And on the left is also a popular brand for women. But I guess it’s too pricey, too. Some other time, Burberry.
My husband doesn’t fall into the category for luxurious shoppers either but he can spend much on other things. Perhaps a Giorgio Armani tie would have sufficed his style. We might look inside next time.
More shops! We were lucky to have come at around 06:30 p.m. that day so the crowd must have gone somewhere else. It was almost closing hour, too.
We came to this street without knowing that it’s a shopping street or one of the shopping streets of Florence. The taxi driver we hired dropped us at a place where we could just take a walk to the great Florence Cathedral but it was a very nice and clean street so we dawdled until we got tired and realized we needed to sit in a café or restaurant. We spent the next day to see the Cathedral and a little shopping, but not on this street.