I always get people telling me “Gina I want to come to Italy and thrift with you” Well, you can!
Put on your comfy shoes and come feel what its like to be a Modern Thrifter in the Old World. I have Itineraries spanning all over Northern Italy. And these itineraries are constantly growing.
What does a Modern Thrifter in the Old World itinerary generally look, taste and feel like?
Depending on where you are or where you want to be I meet up with you or you meet up with me. I will provide all travel info necessary and tickets for your day with me.
Early bird gets the good vintage so coffee in the oldest bar around with the freshest bomboloni and cappucino, espresso whatever is neccessario to get you hyped up for market. I do all my exploring on foot to really get the feel of a city. Even after 12 years I am still a tourist at heart.
Here at market we will thrift alongside one another, I will help you shop, get the mirror just where you need it to see if the dress is too grandma or not, or if the intricate medallion is really from the 800s or the 80s. I will introduce you to my trusty vendors who I have gotten to know over the years who will surely make you giggle and show you things that are even cooler than what you might see strolling through the Uffizi. I will also give you the low-down on how and when to barter and how to recognize age and authenticity of products at market.
Depending on the size of markets they usually take two or three hours to comb so then I take you to lunch in the best Osteria in town, or the oldest, coolest or the thriftiest. Expect benches, awesome interiors and house wine. Taking a break from market is always a good idea too to reflect on purchases. The amount of things you will want to buy can be overwhelming it I good to take a breath and go back and get a last minute bargains that thing you really wanted .
You can scroll through my blog or look at links below to get an idea of what market experiences you are looking being in the right pace at the right time for market is quite a challenge, but if you get me the dates you are interested in the region you are looking or I can provide you with more specific information.
Close to The Cinque Terre… Here are some links to some market experiences I have had in Liguria
Market and/or Shopping Trip – including boutiques, consignment and antiques in a beautiful little sophisticated seaside city
Sarzana’s Soffita nella Strada – Summer Edition
Liguria – Genova:
Antique market in gorgeous city center
Shopping trip: that can continues the afternoon of the antique market which includes artisinal paper boutique, vintage shops and more!
Milan and Lombardy Region:
Emilia Romagna Region:
Antique Markets and street markets close to and in the city of Florence
Look forward to hearing form you and planning your very alternative Italian shopping experience!