Finally in Rome a great department store that has nothing to envy to Harvey Nichols in London or Saks Fifth Avenue. It is called Rinascente and it is located in Via del Tritone in the center of Rome not far from the Spanish Steps. Eight Floors of fashion from all over the world. Gucci, Balenciaga, Céline, Vuitton, Numero 21, Dries Van Noten etc... but also perfumes and everything you want to find in a luxury department store. With Grandtourshopping.com we will take you there for an exclusive private shopping with an easy tax free service for American and other non european citizens.
This Summer my clients Karen and Michael came with me to Battistoni, the most elegant shop in Rome for Men's wear. While we were looking for suits, the former italian President Giorgio Napolitano came in the store by himself. He was looking for some shirts he ordered. He has a great personality and my University Professor, Paolo Spriano, was a great friend of him. We talked about him for at least ten minutes. This is the most amazing thing that happened to me since I started the Personal Shopping in Rome
In a moment of relax while you are shopping in Rome, keep in mind one of the most glamourous exhibition on American actors and movie directors ever made in Italy. It is showing at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in via Nazionale up to the 17th of September. A fantastic collection of photos owned by John Kobal, a journalist who collected them all his life. We start from Charlie Chaplin going throught Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart. Below a portrait of Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina ( 1954). The photo was taken by Bud Fraker. Paramount Pictures. John Kobal Foundation.