it was a few days after i’d been to la rinascente last december that, as i sat in my studio amidst a pile of new clothes, i decided i needed to curb my enthusiasm for shopping. however, that being said, the things i bought from rinascente on that last shopping splurge/spree were amazing, and i have no regrets.
la rinascente is a classy department store – the equivalent of the galleries lafayette or the printemps; or, in the english case, of selfridges. and its in the smack bang centre of florence (piazza de la repubblica).and there, you can find great brands, not least comptoir des cotonniers and sandro. last december, i bought a dress from the former and a jacket from the latter – and i use the jacket – a small gold beautiful thing – a lot, even for 1980s-themed hen parties.
the wig, i got from somewhere else.
(and there’s a nice cafe on the top floor!)