Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Two Shopping Experiences

 This week I have had 2 completely different shopping experiences. Both sublimely fun and unique in their own way. Bright and early, well 10am, Pier and I put on our best crisp and clean outfits to step out on the town looking as snazzy as we could muster because we were headed on a mission to... Armani! That's right, we had official business (for Pier's work) to be at the Torino Armani store. I got to go along to lend my fashion expertise to choose 2 ties as business gifts for an meeting Pier had with some important clients. First, let me say that I LOVE shopping at Armani. We had to be buzzed in. Once we were in we were greeted by not 1 but 3 associates ready to help us. We asked for the tie department and were escorted downstairs where the kind man, who spoke many languages, opened several drawers with ties of every color. Choosing was the hardest part but finally 2 gray patterned ties were chosen and we were escorted back upstairs. It was blissful. Here is a peek at the chosen ties.
On the complete opposite of shopping experiences, I next went to Triciclo. Triciclo is a way off the beaton path thrift store that is only know by the locals and only open 2 days a week. All the clothes are prices by weight, 3 euros a kilo. I would have never found it if a friend had not told me it was there. All of the money made goes to charity, which I love. There was a fun atmosphere and they were playing Bob Marley while I was shopping (something I'm sure never played at Armani). This is the a picture of the front.
The point is that Italy has many different and exclusive shopping to be had, but it helps if you know a local!


labonnefemme1 said...

Oh Jealousy runs over me for both places! Lucky girl!

LindyLouMac said...

Oh boy what contrasts!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Wow! Fancy shopping at Armani!

LindyLouMac said...

Congratulations on making the italy tutto top ten with this post:)