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sofiainwonderland Thu 02-Mar-17 07:17:49

Rome....

Posted here for traffic.

So please share all your secrets with me. What did you buy from Rome?
Going soon for a city break!

wowfudge Thu 02-Mar-17 07:19:34

Not a lot as it was expensive! What kinds of things do you have in mind and what's your budget?

makeourfuture Thu 02-Mar-17 07:33:42

There's a guy around the corner from Trevi who will cut you a great deal on a Rolox.

DelphiniumBlue Thu 02-Mar-17 07:42:41

There's a leather glove shop on the main road by the Spanish Steps, definitely worth a visit, even if you don't buy.
Also if you have kids, packs of toy Roman soldiers from street vendors near the Colosseum - kitsch but cute.

sofiainwonderland Thu 02-Mar-17 07:45:07

My budget for shopping is around €1000.

Hahahahaah, I'll pass the Rolox lol

sofiainwonderland Thu 02-Mar-17 07:45:40

What I'd like to buy is great clothes and mostly cosmetics/make-up but open to anything else

justilou Thu 02-Mar-17 07:50:18

Lots and lots of gelato!!!

Applebite Thu 02-Mar-17 08:06:30

DF took DM for a romantic mini break years ago, just after the Euro came in. V v naice hotel. Her suitcase didn't arrive; the airline apologised and said it would be there the following day. So she went down to the little shop to get some underwear, came back with a bra and 2 pairs of knickers.

Bit later on, she is looking at the receipt and says to DF, "is this still in lira confused?"

No, it was Euros. Unknowingly she'd gone to la Perla........

So yeah, if you're buying underwear, it can be pricey grin

Machu Thu 02-Mar-17 08:09:47

Applebite - exactly the same thing happened to me in Rome years ago - beware of La Perla. We bought beautiful leather notebooks and a gorgeous photo album. Italy always good for leather...and jewellery.

KC225 Thu 02-Mar-17 08:24:48

Delphiniumblue I bought some beautiful violet leather gloves from that shop.

sofiainwonderland Thu 02-Mar-17 15:19:46

Hahhhj for the stories with la perla lol!

Thanks for the idea of leather notebooks, I love those!

sofiainwonderland Thu 02-Mar-17 15:20:46

@justilou oh ffs I'm already 100% I will gain weight in Italy rolling eyes

Allthebestnamesareused Thu 02-Mar-17 15:21:46

So its not even Italian it is Spanish but they have Desigual shops there .....

justilou Fri 03-Mar-17 01:11:11

@sophiainwonderland - consider the weight a souvenir? wink

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