The Best Boutiques And Independent Clothing Shops In Monti

LOL | © Livia Hengel
Livia Hengel

Monti is Rome’s trendy shining star with a plethora of quaint shops and artisanal boutiques popping up constantly in this buzzing neighborhood. With its tiny winding streets and experimental locals, it’s a great area to explore small boutiques and independent clothing shops that express the artistry of Rome’s young designers, fashionistas and business-owners. The shops are mainly concentrated on Via dei Serpenti, Via del Boschetto and Via Urbana and are surrounded by plenty of creative eateries and cute bars to round out a perfect shopping day.

1. LOL

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LOL is trendy concept store with one of the most enviable locations in Monti. Occupying two large spaces just below the charming Piazza degli Zingari, it is a sunlight space that lends itself to the best kind of shopping experience. Touting high-end wares, everything is color-coordinated, chic and effortlessly cool. The majority of the pieces come from Italian brands, though there are also some Belgian, Dutch and French names within the racks. LOL specializes in modernized versions of classic cuts and has clothes for women of all ages.

2. Kokoro

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Kokoro is small ‘artisianal laboratory’ that sells one-of-a-kind handmade clothes crafted from high-quality fabrics, often with punchy prints. From breezy summer dresses to kimono tops and blazers, it has a wide range of styles to suit all aesthetics. The prices are honest and it’s easy to see that all of the items are designed with a lot of heart. The whole mood is warm and friendly, and the shop aims to be a fun shopping experience where friends feel relaxed and at home trying on different clothes until they kind the perfect fit.

3. Le Gallinelle

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Le Gallinelle

Le Gallinelle takes its sweet name, ‘the hens,’ from the old poultry shop that used to operate in this space. The sartorial boutique was founded in Rome in 1989 by designer Wilma Silvestri, who has a passion for experimentation and sophisticated beauty, combined with a desire to imbue her clothes with cultural references. The cuts and fabrics are original, at once trendy and timeless, and change seasonally. Pair them with vintage accessories that are sold in the store for a complete look.

Le Gallinelle, Via del Boschetto 76, Rome, Italy, + 39 06 488 1017

5. Mercato Monti


One of the most enjoyable shopping experiences in Monti is its weekend Mercato Monti, a pop-up vintage and artisan market that sells a wide variety of clothing, accessories, home items and other knick-knacks. Located right beside the Cavour metro stop, it houses the products of dozens of artists and shops along with DJ sets and a jovial atmosphere. Stop by after brunch on Saturdays and Sundays to mingle with the locals and score some unique pieces.

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