Rome Shopping: Valentino & Fendi

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Shopping in Rome is one of the best in Italy. Rome is not the Fashion Capital of the World but it has the Fashion Headquarters of Valentino and Fendi. These are one of  two great fashion houses in Italy. One of the most famous  places in Rome is the Spanish Steps. The Via Dei Condotti which is ed at  the bottom of the Spanish Steps is lined with most of the High end Fashion Boutiques.

Spanish Steps is always full of people, watching the passersby and also the beautiful view of Rome. Above and Below the Spanish Steps are Churches, Hotels, Restaurants and the shops!

Via Dei Condotti is at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. This street is lined with High end shops from both sides - Christian Dior, Furla, Yves St Laurent, Prada, Louis Vuitton to name a few.


Valentino Garavani founded his Fashion House in 1959. He was the designer to many celebrities and also to Royalty around Europe and the Middle East. When Valentino retired in July 2007, he was replaced by two Italian designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli,who continues to this day to design  beautiful and high quality Valentino Clothes, Bags, Shoes and Accessories.

Red Leather Studded Valentino Bag.
Available at Holt Renfrew Canada.

Alexa Chung carrying the Valentino Studded Leather Clutch.
Photo credit: Phil Oh, Street Peeper.

Valentino Red and Black Accessories

Valentino Studded Shoes


The Fashion House of Fendi started in 1925 as a leather and fur shop. Through the guidance  and design of its Creative Director, Karl Lagerfeld, the company has grown to be one of the most coveted Fashion brand in the world. Their Clothes, Bags, Shoes and Accessories  truly represents great Italian design and Craftsmanship. I am currently loving Fendi right now!

Fendi Silvana Bag in Black and Green Leather. So beautifully designed! Again, an example of great Italian Craftsmanship.  
Photo credit:Tommy Ton,

Another Fendi Silvana bag in Red and Tan leather. I am so loving this bag!
Photo credit: Tommy Ton,

Fendi Anna Bag. This bag is a Classic. It will never be dated.
Photo credit: Tommy Ton,

Popular French Blogger, Garance Dore, carrying her Fendi Silvana Bag.
Photo credit: Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist.

Garance Dore in the Purple dress wearing her Fendi High Heel Shoes. Those are lovely shoes! Actually, her friend, Elisa, is very fashionable too.
Photo credit: Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist.

Fendi Striped Bag and the Fendi Yellow Chameleon Bag.

Wild for Fendi Leopard Shoes.

Would it be lovely to purchase one of these Valentino and Fendi Bags and shoes as your souvenirs from Rome?  As the saying goes, "When in Rome, shop as the Romans do!" Both Valentino and Fendi are masters in Italian design and Craftsmanship. You know that when you purchase their products that you will obtain a high quality and well designed goods. They are so beautiful, stylish and definitely well made.

Both Valentino and Fendi are available at Holt Renfrew Canada.

Valentino Flagship Store: Via Dei Condotti, 15, Rome, Italy.
Valentino On-line store: and

Fendi Flagship Store: Via Borgognona, 36-40, Rome Italy.
For more information on Fendi:

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