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FLORENCE SHOPPING GUIDE:
These Florence shopping tips for Florence Markets, Leather, Crafts and Food (by
Jenifer Howard Forneris and Cristina Jacomelli) are a wonderful start to discovering
the city of Florence.
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Florence is well known for its leather goods, such as bags, shoes, clothing and
accessories. The Santa Croce district is the richest in town fore leather shops
Florence Leather Shop: Scuola del CuoioType:
mainly bags and handbags
Chiostro Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce, 16; 055-244533
there are 3 interesting aspects to the "Scuola": the working place is a former
ancient dorm designed by Michelozzo and frescoed by Ghirlandaio's disciples. The
artisans still work on wood banks from the Fifties. This artisan activity started
as a school for Second World War orphans. It developed so well and with such high
quality that its products are exported and sold all over the world; having important
customers such as royals, politicians, hotels and movie stars.
Florence Leather Shop: BruscoliType:
leather goods and bookbinding
Via Montebello, 58r; 055-212947
they make artisan leather goods, bookbinding and ancient-style leather coverings.
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