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?
Well, Early bird gets the good vintage so coffee in the most historic bar around with the freshest bomboloni and cappucino, espresso whatever is neccessario to get you hyped up for market.
I do most my exploring on foot to really get the feel of a city, its streets, people, market and vendors. Come with very open eyes, ears and bellies! If the beauty of these city walks is not engraved into your brain you can take pics.
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 blow the persuasive vendors cover if the intricate medallion is really 80s and not the 1800s.
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.
You’ll get the 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 a few hours to comb so we can to lunch in the best Osteria in town meaning the oldest, coolest and the thriftiest. Expect benches, awesome interiors, old Italiani shooting the shit 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 .
Since vendors are forever moving its is challenging to be in the right place at the right time for a market. However it has been over 10 years that I have been mapping out and visiting and buying at street, antique, and flea markets all over the country and I have since built a life and livelihood around them. So I look forward to sharing this very alternative Italian shopping experience with you some day!
Send me and email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will start building your itinerary today!