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.
LOL,Via Urbana, 92, Rome, Italy, + 39 06 9603 8607
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.
Kokoro, Via del Boschetto, 75, Rome, Italy, +39 06 487 0657
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
Pifebo vintage treasure trove is a favorite shop in Rome for its high quality items and low prices. This consignment store opened in 2007 and has a loyal local following. It specializes in unique finds with a touch of punk and rock-and-roll aesthetic: you’ll find plenty of leather jackets, cut off Levi’s, old-school athletic tanks and Pifebo’s own-brand sunglasses. The clothes are priced by the kilo.
Pifebo, Via dei Serpenti 141, Rome, Italy, +39 06 8901 5204
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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