Window Shopping in Rome and Florence

I have never been much of a clothes horse. In fact, I was one of the pioneers of the grunge look years before it hit Seattle and spread across the country. Maybe it’s because clothes shopping was always an ordeal when I was young: never enough time or money, a convenient way for the parents to act out and shopping (and most other things) by committee leaves lots to be desired.

But when I got older and I didn’t have to follow anyone else’s agenda, I discovered the pleasures of window shopping. I can get my fill window shopping without spending a dime (although I sometimes do and that’s OK, too.)

Italian style and fashion has an inscrutable charm. If there is a better place to window shop than Italy (or the Ginza neighborhood in Tokyo) I don’t know where it is. I took the pictures on a recent trip to Italy. I hope you enjoy them.