Shopping

Are you looking for beautiful crafts, second-hand shops, bikes, furniture, etc.? We’ve got some tips to get you oriented in the flood of options in Florence, known for its local, family-run shops and artisans.
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Second-hand

in Florence

Second-hand shops

Clothing and furniture

Di Tutto di Più — Via dei Vanni, 56/a

Mercatopoli Legnaia — Via Frà Diamante, 12/a

La Mecca dell’Usato — Via Poggio Bracciolini, n. 8/14

Nei Panni degli Altri — Via dei Macci 11

Second-hand shops

Just clothing

Charity shops for Progetto Arcobaleno — Via Leone 28r and Via Palazzuolo 9/r

Occasional Markets

Le Cascine — every Tuesday and Sunday, an enormous market with everything in the world, new or used

Only Usato — once monthly, currently at Il Conventino

Online options

L’usato di Firenze…

Te lo regalo… — Free things if you pick up

Where to donate used goods

in Florence

The municipality of Florence has volunteer networks that take donations.District 1.

Donate to Caritas in yellow bins

St. James thrift shop

H&M clothes recycling program — drop off at store, including damaged clothing

Charity shops for Progetto Arcobaleno — Via Leone 28r and Via Palazzuolo 9/r

Bikes

in Florence

Florence is — more of less — bike friendly. In town, things can get a bit bumpy and traffic a bit close for comfort, but there are a growing number of bike lanes, especially up and down the river. In the immediate city, you can get most places by bike within 15 minutes, whereas most other means are iffy. Even driving is a pain because of limited traffic areas and parking. Your best bet for a second-hand bike is someone selling theirs because leaving town. 

Bike theft is a big problem in Florence. If you can’t keep the bike off the street, new, nice bike may well be a very temporary possession. Make sure your bike lock costs about as much as the bike itself!

Anti-theft equation:
± €50 bike lock for a ±€50 bike!

Second-hand bikes in Florence

Facebook Marketplace

Vivo a Firenze compro/vendo bici

Progetto Ulisse repairs abandoned bikes and sells them. You have to reserve a second-hand bike online.

Subito

La Mecca dell’Usato — Via Poggio Bracciolini, n. 8/14

Bike tours