Let's go shopping in Naples!
Usually, when we think of Naples, it's easy to associate the city with Mount Vesuvius, pizza and mandolin. But Naples is also a very popular shopping destination.
Why choose Naples? Because it’s not only a beautiful city full of monuments, romantic landscapes and delicious food, but it's also a great fashion attraction. Shoes and clothes are relatively inexpensive, you can find all the luxury and major brands. A shopping paradise destination in the south of Italy.
Mediterranean climate, you can still enjoy sunny days even in Autumn and Winter. Whether you are looking for some luxury shopping or some convenient deals, Naples is suitable for all budgets!
>>> Did you know that Dolce and Gabbana chose Naples to present their FALL WINTER 2016‑2017 CAMPAIGN?
Their campaign went viral: #DGLovesNaples: a photo reportage with a difference.
They chose some beautiful different locations for their 4 days Alta Moda show. The iconic Italian actress, Sophia Loren was their guest of honour. Learn more here.
All these without even needing to change currency… what can you possibly want more?
Shopping in Naples, south Italy
Let’s discover together where are the best places to shop in Naples:
- Corso Umberto (also called Rettifilo)
- La Pignasecca
- Via Duomo
- Historic centre - San Gregorio Armeno
- Via Toledo
- Via De Mille, Quartiere Chiaia
- Via dell’Epomeo
- Vomero Hill
Corso Umberto also called Rettifilo because is a long straight road that connects Piazza Garibaldi, where is located Naples Central Station, with Piazza Bovio just a short walk away from the Maschio Angioino and from the Port. Here you will find shops suitable for all budgets, from branded products to cheap deals.
Make sure to stop by at Traffic Multilab a multi-brand concept store specialized in Avant-Garde and Fashion designer for women and men.
>>> A must stop to taste the best pizza in Naples is at L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
In the colourful Pignasecca, there are markets offering various kinds of products, from clothing to food, to home accessories. Here you can walk through a picturesque market.
>>> Don’t forget to taste the delicious sweets and delicatessen at Scaturchio, one of the best in the city.
If you are looking for artisans and typical souvenirs, the historic centre is your stop. San Gregorio Armeno is the best place to find nativity scenes, the streets are filled with artisans.
Everything is authentic and handmade. You will find souvenirs of all price ranges.
Artisans realize every kind of Nativity. This place is famous all over the world because the Presepe is alive here. The culture of shepherds is strong, shown in everyday scenes of life. Primary attention to details, realistic expressions, handmade clothes.
But for Neapolitan artists, this was not enough, every year they create famous VIP miniatures to insert into Presepe giving a hint of contemporaneity. The best period to visit San Gregorio Armeno is December during Christmas time of course!
Through the characteristic alleys of the old town, you will find many small shops with culinary specialities and homemade limoncello, jams, pasta etc.
>>> If you have time visit the local attractions: Napoli Sotterranea, Chiesa del Gesù Nuovo, Monastero di Santa Chiara, Museo Cappella San Severo.
Naples: a shopping destination
Via Toledo also known as Via Roma is one of the main districts of Naples, a pedestrian area connecting Piazza Trieste and Trento with Piazza Dante. Close to important monuments such as Galleria Umberto I, Piazza Plebiscito, Royal Palace, San Carlo Opera House. You will also find the first stop of The Art Stations of Naples Metro, elected in February 2014 from CNN as the most beautiful station in Europe.
Here too we find well-known brands more as Victoria Secrets, Zara, Disney Store, Benetton, Sisley, Desigual. And some of the top brands for younger people, such as Alcott, Tally&Weil, H&M (building of 4 floors), Stradivarius, Pull&Bear, Bershka, etc.
While inside the historical and beautiful Galleria Umberto I, you can find luxury brands.
Via Roma will surprise you with its folkloristic alleyways leading to the particular and often chaotic atmosphere of the Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Quarter).
Street artists, music, alleyways, lined laundry, the scent of coffee, pizza and sweets…these and much more await you.
>>> During your shopping, you can enjoy the best coffee in Town at Bar del Professore. Don't forget to try the best traditional Neapolitan sweets: Babbà, Sfogliatella, Coda d’aragosta at Sfogliatella Mary inside Galleria Umberto. If you want a fancy Italian aperitivo you can’t miss The Gambrinus.
Where to find the best wedding dress in Naples
If you need to find the perfect dress or outfit for your big day or a ceremony, Via Duomo is all that you need. Lovely boutiques will take care of you from head to toe.
>>> You can pay a visit to the beautiful Naples Cathedral.
For Luxury Brands, your destination is one of the richest places in Naples, Chiaia District: in Via dei Mille, Via Calabritto and Via Carlo Poerio. There you can admire the splendid showcases of the most famous brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, Cartier, Hermès, Bulgari and many jewellery shops.
Next to the high fashion stores, you will appreciate the fascinating and ancient sartorial workshop. Don’t miss Tramontano store in Via Chiaia, where you will fall in love with the precious and expensive handmade handbags, made with an ancient Neapolitan tradition.
Towards Piazza Vittoria, don't miss the refined workshop of E. Marinella, her ties are known all over the world, as it’s considered to be one of the most prestigious luxury brands in the tie industry. You will not find only ties but also bags, accessories, cologne, watches and much more.
Their ties were appreciated by Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and Prince Albert of Monaco.
>>> For books lovers at Piazza dei Martiri, you can take a tour of the Feltrinelli Maxistore, browse books, listen to music, and relax a bit.
On the outskirts, in Soccavo district, we find Via dell’Epomeo, ideal for cheaper but still good shopping. Here you can also find ateliers for ceremonies and lots of shoe stores.
Vomero Hill is one of the most popular shopping districts in Naples and is not the cheapest one. The main streets for shopping are via Luca Giordano and via Alessandro Scarlatti, where you will find all the major brands.
Keep in mind that if you like to get in the alleyways, here it is highly recommended to do so in order to get good deals.
>>> Between one shop and another you should visit Villa Floridiana Park, an ideal place to walk around and relax while enjoying a beautiful view.