I love vintage shopping in Rome—but hate those vintage stores that smell like Grandma’s attic. Enter Blue Goose. This little vintage boutique, which opened at the end of last year in Monti (on Via del Boschetto, of course!), is fabulous, well-priced, and anything but musty.
While tiny, the store has a beautifully-edited collection of vintage women’s clothing, bags, shoes, and jewelry. And most of the items are designer labels. Looking for that classic Louis Vuitton purse? Maybe a Versace jacket? This is the place to come.
(Note: This information was updated in April 2017).
But a stop here doesn’t have to break the bank. Yes, an Yves Saint Laurent tote (in perfect shape!) goes for €450 (still good value, relatively speaking). But lots of other items are much less expensive, from the costume jewelry to the clothing.
Like the outfit I scooped up last week, including this purple dress (from Banana Republic… and yes, I know it’s ridiculous that I move to Italy and buy a Banana Republic dress) for €50.
But the real bargain? Those buttery, black leather boots. Price: €50.
Blue Goose is located at Via del Boschetto, 4. (Phone: +39 0648906738). After doing a little damage there, head across the street to L’Asino d’Oro for lunch. And then head down the street to check out King Size Vintage, another newcomer to the neighborhood (and to Rome’s vintage shopping scene).
Want to keep going? Here’s a list of the best vintage shops in Rome.
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