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Florence Shop 4 It

Florence, Italy
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About Florence Shop 4 It
Shopping here in Florence can be overwhelming! I design personal shopping for tourists and guide them to the great little stores that I love. Many people have only a little time to shop here, and with my help, we can accomplish lots in a short amount of time. We can usually complete the shopping list in 2 hours, but serious shoppers can schedule for more time. Whether it be leather jackets, handbags, shoes, gold, ceramics, scarves, or wine/olive oil, I can save you time with a shopping appointment tailored just for you. My groups are private, only you and your friends or family. I do not take people to the brand name stores, or to the discount malls, only the smaller shops with the owners on site. High quality without the designer label and price! With all of the imitation products flooding the markets, rest assured that I will show you the real Italian artisan made goods. I am also available to do a market food and wine tour away from the tourist crowds with a lunch following.
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mbelber wrote a review Feb 2020
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Even though Maren was not in Florence when we were going to be there, she created an itinerary based upon my personal likes and interests. She outlined a map, step by step, for how to navigate through the city to maximize my time from one store to the next. She notified the salespeople of my impending visit so that they were expecting me when I arrived. Her recommendations were wonderful and I found many items I was searching for. I look forward to returning to Florence and spending time with Maren in person! She was so terrific virtually, I can only imagine how amazing the experience is live! Thank you Maren!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Maren E, Owner at Florence Shop 4 It
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words! I will look forward to meeting you in person next time you come to Florence. There are so many more great shops to visit!
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irmab12 wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle, Washington13 contributions
Unforgettable experience! Our hours flew by. Maren took me to shops I would never had found on my own. All Made In Italy. Thoroughly enjoyed our day together
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Maren E, Owner at Florence Shop 4 It
Responded Nov 8, 2019
Thanks! I had fun also. Great finds!!!
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goodenou wrote a review Oct 2019
Geneva, Illinois2 contributions
Based on a recommendation from a friend, I went on one of Maren's Shopping Tours while visiting Florence last week. I am not much of a shopper in general, but I had a fabulous time! We started by touring the Mercato di Sant'Ambrosio. This is my second trip to Florence, and before my tour with Maren, I was completely unaware of its existence. It reminded me very much of the markets in Paris - there were Flea Market-type vendors selling used items and antiques, clothing vendors, and of course the food vendors. The food stalls had a glorious display of local fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses. You could, of course, see all of this on your own, but Maren knows many of the vendors and speaks fluent Italian, so the experience of purchasing items is much more pleasant with Maren present. And, Maren can point out items that you would not necessarily think of purchasing on your own. She purchased items for a lunch, which she prepared and served at her house. She chose some fresh ricotta that was absolutely delicious. Based on her blog, I knew that I wanted to visit a jeweler, a leather store, and a scarf store. After lunch, we hit these spots, and I quickly and easily found items that I love. I am confident that I purchased quality items at fair prices, which is not necessarily easy in Florence with so much tourist trade going on. If you are looking to have a 'local' shopping experience in Florence, wanting to see something off the beaten path, wanting to try a new food, or wanting to know that the items you are purchasing are good quality without jacked-up prices, you should take a tour with Maren. I highly recommend her tours and cannot wait to return to Florence to tour with her again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Maren E, Owner at Florence Shop 4 It
Responded Oct 18, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure taking you shopping!
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BLATX wrote a review Oct 2019
Austin, Texas9 contributions
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Just returned from my trip to Florence, Positano, and Capri. I went with my best friend of many years and it was a bit overwhelming with all of the shops in Florence. Maren helped us to find custom jewelry, handbags, shoes, etc. I am SO happy with all of my purchases and I'd highly recommend scheduling time with her if you are ever in Florence.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Maren E, Owner at Florence Shop 4 It
Responded Oct 10, 2019
It was great fun shopping with you two! Thank you.
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travelbugL199 wrote a review Jul 2019
Texas59 contributions
Unfortunately Maren was not available to go with us herself but she gave us a fabulous shopping itinerary and we were able to find everything that we were looking for. We would highly recommended her services!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Maren E, Owner at Florence Shop 4 It
Responded Jul 22, 2019
Glad you had a fabulous shopping trip! Hope to be able to take you myself next time you are in Florence.
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