Saldi in Roma
Saldi (sales) in Roma are unique in that there are only two times of year in which these occasions occur, one in the winter and the other in the summer. These sales go for about a month and a half each, with almost more than 60% off of everything. It is a perfect time to go bargain hunting in the most famous streets of Rome.
The winter sales are held from January 5th till about mid-February, with tons of sweaters, pea-coats, and best known for BOOTS! As for the summer sales, these start in July and end mid-August. In the summer you can find bathing suits, sandals and much more!
From street vending, to boutique shops, to galleria malls, it doesn’t matter what it is or where it is located during these seasons it is on sale!
So why not shop till you drop!
The best shopping areas are:
Via del Corso, Via Condotti, Via Cola di Rienzo, malls Galleria Alberto Sordi and outlets.
- Via del Condotti located right across from the Spanish steps, is Rome’s version of 5th avenue filled with high end luxury Italian and foreign boutiques such as Bulgari, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Battistoni etc., etc.
- Via del Corso, which is located alongside century-old shops from leather goods to athletic wear and casual clothing.
- Via Cola di Rienzo, located just north of the Vatican. It is filled with shops and boutiques aimed at more modest budgets, yet still packed with fresh looks and interesting designers, this is a popular choice with Romans, and less crowded than the more central shopping streets.
- Galleria Alberto Sordi, is located on Via del Corso. This beautiful galleria is filled with many stores such as Zara, Calvin Klein Jeans, Ottica, Braccialini and many more!
All store windows are filled with Saldi signs! Whether you are looking for high fashion sales to low budget sales Rome has it all!
Check out these websites for more tips on navigating the sales!
Student interview: Yichen Wang
Interviewer: Leah Schroeder
What are some of your impressions of Rome Fashion?
Yichen: I think that Romans know what they like and they dress well.
What trends have you seen in Roman fashion?
Yichen: I’ve noticed most people wearing down coats, motorcycle boots, oxford shoes, and lots of dark colors.
Where do you find fashion inspiration?
Yichen: I like to find inspiration in window displays, street fashion and I also read some Chinese fashion blogs.
Who is your style icon?
Yichen: I like Mondo Guerra from the show Project Runway. He uses interesting prints in his designs.
Where do you like to shop in Rome?
Yichen: I like to shop in the area around Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere and on Via Dei Giubbonari near Campo de’Fiori.