In Rome, on Sundays, it is possibile to shop all day in "Garage Sale- Rigattieri per hobby" a great flea market.

It was invented by Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli, two fashion collectors known all around the world. They have an important collection and some of their pieces have been exhibit in Victoria and Albert Museum, in Milano, in Brasil etc..

This elegant flea market is located in Piazza della Marina 32, off via Flaminia, not too far from Piazza del Popolo. You can get antiques, Baccarat Vases, Gucci and Vuitton bags but also bijoux, home living, foulards, little silver objects. And, of course, a lot of clothes from Emilio Pucci to Max Mara or Giorgio Armani.

It is also possible to rent a stand and get rid of what you want.

The price goes from 92 euros to 160 euros. Depending on  the space you need. To book you have to call or send an email to or phone +39065880517

It opens at 10 am and close at 7 pm. It is fun also because sometimes you can bump into a VIP. Not only italian showbusiness people. Last year, for example, I saw Diane Keaton. She was working on a movie in Cinecittà for few weeks. She came at the Garage Sale. Nobody bothered her. Her driver was waiting outside. An unforgettable moment. She paid, like everyone else, to get inside. The entrance ticket is 1,60 euro.



Hugo Boss has a nice boutique in via Frattina 138 in Rome. They invited, on April 12th, for a cocktail party Daniele de Rossi and Francesco Totti who is not playing anymore but became one of the manager of the club.

This week A.S. ROMA made a miracle. They won against Barcelona and will be qualified for the semi-final of the Champions League. They will play on the 24th of April in Liverpool and then, again, in Rome the 2nd of May. This victory is a very good new not only for Roma supporters but for the city. In Rome there are other great sports events. Today in the area of EUR the Formula E race of electric cars. Hugo Boss is one of the main partner.

During the cocktail party in via Frattina, Jean Eric Vergne, one of the pilot of Formula E and Francesco Totti made a dual on a virtual race. The competition is available in the store of Hugo Boss and everyone can go there and try it.

Players, managers and pilots were dressed in Hugo Boss. From left to right : the captain of AS Roma Daniele De Rossi, the CEO Umberto Gandini, the general manager Mauro Baldissoni, the founder of the Formula E Alejandro Agag and Francesco Totti.

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In Rome the Roberto Cavalli boutique is located in via Borgognona 25. One of my favourite street for shopping.

Last night I went to a dinner party and the host, Georgie, an australian friend of mine, was wearing a wonderful Cavalli gown. She was superb. The Cavalli brand is now designed by Paul Surridge, and He will be the special guest in Florence for the Pitti Fair in June. The history of Cavalli started exactly from there and, few years ago, they even made a fashion show on the Ponte Vecchio.  I love to take my clients to explore this nice brand and, in Rome, the store is big enough to get an idea of it.

Roberto Cavalli shows in Milano, and, at the end of february,  they presented men and women together. The inspiration was very eighties with bright colours such as red and electric blue. Paul Surridge made also a big research on skins and on the animalier prints. That was a very cleaver move because clients from all over the world expect to see exactly that on the Roberto Cavalli catwalk.

Shoulders are curvy and the fabrics are very interesting : stretch wool, silk and denim with embroideries. The italian craftmanship is very important for the brand also on the bags and shoes. The jewels are inspired by the Renaissance especially from the Medici and the Borgia with a touch of english victorian style.

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