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There is another way you can shop that doesn't cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, it doesn't cost you anything: take photos of your favourite items and shop fronts.
This is what the Allen family did when visiting Rome last February. The blog’s author introduces the post saying:
here’s a look at shopping in the eternal city. after a couple of fruitless days, i accepted that the italians, for the most part, do not make clothes that fit my body and i would have to be content with acquiring things in another manner: by photographing them.
A great idea and some great photos too. Check them out on her blog post titled rome, 2010 shopping pictures.
In 1983 a small shop opened in central Rome selling kitchenware. 26 years on the shops have become three and one of the most well know of its kind.
No doubt that c.u.c.i.n.a has inspired many over the years to cook delicious food and present it in a down to earth yet elegant way. ‘Down to earth’ is the keyword here – they don’t sell pretentious and over-priced designer-ware, or cheap stuff that bends of breaks within a month of purchase. Thankfully c.u.c.i.n.a isn’t IKEA nor is it Alessi. Instead, they sell quality items and a reasonable price.
Tableware, cookware, accessories and storage
These are how they categorise their products on their website and a good indication of what range of products they sell.
Their kitchenware is simple and functional and you won’t find much plastic either – aluminium and stainless steel are much better material for those who cook for the food rather than for show.
A few ideas for things you can take back home
This is what we would consider buying…
- The type of glass you find in trattorias that are short and solid – check the granity models on their website
- Bialetti moka coffe machine. any other design is just.. wrong
- An apron and chef’s hat but only if you know how to cook
(Links open pages on their website where you can see photos and prices)
It makes perfect sense to find a shop selling unique clothes in Via dei Giubbonari, the 'street of tailors'.
Momento is located at the bottom end of Via dei Giubbonari in Piazza Cairoli Benedetto and specialises in selling classy items of ladies wear to those who prefer a more original look than what you get in big brand shops – the ones you find in Via Frattina, for example.
Momento sells dresses, skirts, coats, accessories and jewelry designed in a more elaborate way and using materials that contrast from the fine and smooth lines of branded items.
The shop caters for both youthful and mature women and stocks items for casual wear and special occasions.