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Shopping in Palermo is a true delight: a city where you will find a little bit of everything, from boutiques of high fashion to colorful markets selling fresh fruits, vegetables, fish as well as clothes and crafts. At the street markets, you will find great bargains and experience the unique Palermitan atmosphere. The largest historical markets are La Vucciria, Capo and Ballarò. If you are looking for famous Italian fashion brands instead, head over to Via Libertà, a street lined with both Italian and European high fashion labels.
When in Palermo, bring a typical, hand-craft souvenir back home that can remind you of your trip: painted pottery, coral jewelry, copper-ware or food delicatessen.
Mercato VucciriaMercato Vucciria is a historical market in Palermo. Some stalls selling fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, some creative handmade crafts can still be found, but not as many as in the past. On the other hand, plenty of stalls selling the most traditional street food and the decadent beauty of this area of the city still fill the streets of Vucciria. Try the boiled octopus seasoned only with freshly squeezed lemon juice and stop for an aperitivo at Taverna Azzurra.
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Mercato del CapoTo truly experience Palermo, do not miss a stroll down the colorful Mercato del Capo. It is a food and flea market that imbibes the culture in Palermo with local delicacies, fruits, vegetables as well as souvenirs and houseware goods. Check out the beautiful mosaic of A Pupa ru Capu (Capo's sweetheart) at the entrance of Panificio Morello, too.
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Forum PalermoWith 120 stores, Forum Palermo is the biggest shopping mall in Palermo. It features many luxurious boutiques, restaurants, services and other establishments making it a favorite shopping destination for many tourists. Shops such as Guess, H&M, Timberland, United Colors of Benetton, Pandora, Swarovski and Adidas, are all included here.
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La CoppolaLa Coppola manufactures modern Sicilian coppola, the traditional flat hats of the region. The stylish designs of the coppola are influenced by the modern and fashionable trends that are made up of high-quality fabric. This is a perfect souvenir to bring back home.
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Boutique TorregrossaTorregrossa is one of the first Italian prêt-à-porter multi-brand boutiques. Torregrossa offers a great array of fashionable clothing and accessories from internationally renowned luxury brands, making it a great choice to visit for fashion needs.
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Enoteca PiconeA wine bar and a store, wine enthusiasts will enjoy a visit at Enoteca Picone. With more than 7000 labels of wine and a wide selection of the best beers and spirits, it is a good place to buy or taste regional wines and liquors as well as matching them with high-quality cold cuts, cheese or sausage.
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Soldano Shoes and AccessoriesSoldano has been in business since 1911 and is a great name when it comes to classy but affordable footwear and accessories in Palermo. Each product is made of high-quality materials and there is a multitude of designs to choose from.
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Ciatu ALABCiatu ALAB was founded by three young and creative Sicilian craftsmen selling leather products and recycled inner tube bags. Today, they offer a wide selection of uniquely designed bags and accessories that are made with high-quality materials by several Sicilian designers.
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Tre Erre CeramicheTre Erre Ceramiche is a famous pottery shop and showroom in Palermo founded in 1979. The colorful, handmade Sicilian ceramics fill up the place, varying from platters and vases to decorative items. This is a great place to look for rare and fabulous pieces of majolica art and ceramics. The prices are not the cheapest—but the quality is top-notch.

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Fiorentino MilestoneWhen it comes to trendy jewelry, Fiorentino is considered as one of the most trusted places. They have a great collection of classy and luxurious watches, charms, silverware and jewels with classic and contemporary designs. The products are either from prestigious brands or made especially for Fiorentino.
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Lo Studiolo PalermoIn the heart of Palermo lies the workshop of artist Antonio Curcio where one can find unique artworks representing Palermo and Siciliy's cultural life. Handmade tiles, paintings, illustrations and photos depict typical scenes of the Palermitan cityscape and of Sicily traditions, making for an exceptional and one-of-a-kind souvenir.
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ARCHIgianaThe owner of ARCHIgiana, Morena, has devoted her passion to the creation of unique accessories through the combination of design and craftsmanship. Made of various materials like leather, faux leather and wood the bags and purses has a distinctive style and can also be customized upon request.
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Magazzini AnitaFor vintage lovers visiting Palermo will not be complete without a stop at Magazzini Anita. This place sells various vintage items from branded clothing and accessories to shoes and bags. They also sell antique lamps, home decors and porcelain that can be a great souvenir or gift.
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La Fabbrica della CeramicaLa Fabbrica della Ceramica is a delightful shop offering beautiful collections of artistic ceramic. Everything from colorful cups to plates, bowls and other home décor is created by the owner herself. The themes of the decorations are related to Sicilian landscape and traditions, conveyed in plenty of bright colors.
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