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Shopping in Palermo is a true delight: a city where you'll find a little bit of everything, from boutiques of high fashion to colorful markets selling fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish, as well as clothes and crafts. At the street markets, you'll find great bargains and experience the unique Palermitan atmosphere. The largest historical markets are La Vucciria, Capo, and Ballarò. If you're 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 VucciriaPalermo's vibrant outdoor markets beckon exploration, and among them, the renowned Mercato Vucciria, affectionately known as La Vucciria, stands out. For seven centuries, Palermo's oldest market has been a fixture in the historic heart of Piazza San Domenico, offering a kaleidoscope of activity as vendors offer everything from seafood, fruits, and vegetables to a diverse mix of handcrafted creations. Opening its doors every day except Sunday, the morning hours unveil the market's vibrant energy, making it the prime time for exploration.
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Mercato del CapoTo truly experience Palermo, do not miss a stroll down the colorful and bustling Mercato del Capo. It is a food and flea market that imbibes the culture in Palermo with local delicacies, fruits, and 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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Centro Commerciale ForumWith 120 stores, the Centro Commerciale Forum 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 CoppolaSymbolic of the island's rich heritage, the Sicilian coppola — the iconic flat hats of the region — is a cherished emblem, echoing the resonance of ancient traditions that have withstood the test of time. And at La Coppola, the art of crafting modern Sicilian coppola comes to life. These meticulously crafted pieces serve as perfect souvenirs to bring back home.
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Cittacotte di Vincenzo VizzariLooking for a great and unique memento from Palermo? Come and visit Cittacotte for creative handmade miniatures of renowned monuments and buildings from the city. Every piece is made in terracotta and shaped by the Italian architect Vincenzo Vizzari, using innovative and exceptional techniques to create an extremely detailed and elaborate design.
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TorregrossaTorregrossa is one of the first Italian prêt-à-porter multi-brand boutiques. boasting an impressive assortment of stylish clothing and accessories hailing from globally acclaimed luxury brands. A haven for fashion enthusiasts, this destination emerges as the perfect choice for those seeking to satiate their style cravings with a diverse range of offerings from the world of haute couture and sophistication.
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Enoteca PiconeEnoteca Picone, a delightful fusion of a wine bar and shop, beckons wine enthusiasts seeking an exceptional experience. Boasting an impressive collection of over 7000 wine labels and a diverse array of premium beers and spirits, it is a haven for both connoisseurs and novices. A visit here not only offers the chance to indulge in regional wines and liquors but also to expertly pair them with high-quality cold cuts, cheeses, and sausages.
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Soldano Shoes & AccessoriesWith a legacy dating back to 1911, Soldano has established itself as a reputable name in Palermo for sophisticated yet affordable footwear and accessories. Distinguished by their commitment to quality, each product is meticulously crafted from high-quality materials, offering a testament to timeless elegance. A diverse range of designs awaits, ensuring that discerning shoppers can find their perfect match amidst a plethora of choices.
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CiatualabCiatualab 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 leather bags, backpacks, briefcases, pochettes, and sandals made by several Sicilian designers.
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Ceramiche Tre ErreCeramiche Tre Erre 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 one of the most trusted places in the city. 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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Archigiana per AlabThe 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 have a distinctive style and can also be customized upon request.
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RinascenteRinascente is a popular department store that can be found all over Italy. The one in Palermo is a five-story building that has various shops selling different kinds of products, from clothing and apparel to cosmetics, jewelry and home decor.
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Magazzini AnitaFor vintage enthusiasts, a visit to Palermo is not complete without exploring Magazzini Anita. This treasure trove offers an array of vintage treasures, spanning from branded clothing and accessories to shoes and bags. Beyond fashion, the shop boasts antique lamps, home decor, and delicate porcelain pieces, making it a haven for those seeking unique finds from the past.
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La Fabbrica della CeramicaLa Fabbrica della Ceramica is a delightful pottery shop offering beautiful collections of artistic ceramics. Everything from colorful cups to plates, bowls and other home decor 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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