Do not let the ever plummeting dollar scare you- Rome is one of the best places in Italy to invest in stylish footwear. However, even if your budget is diminishing, your options do not, as Rome has a plethora of…Read more
Shopping – Context Travel Blog
Looking for the latest news and updates about shopping from around the world? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts about local markets, famous department stores, and long-standing artisans around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for how to have the best shopping experience in over 40 cities, put together by local experts as well as Context staff. From boutiques to bazaars, we provide an intellectually curious take on shopping across the globe—or in your home city.
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.
…go shopping! The area surrounding the Louvre museum has always been well known for its high end boutiques and specialty stores. After spending hours in the labyrinth-like corridors observing the French and Italian masters, take time to refuel with a…Read more
The biggest most important Modern Art Fair in Paris is coming up October 18 – 22 at the Grand Palais! internationally renowned Modern and Contemporary art gallery’s will showcase their ‘blue chip’ pieces of art. All under the roof of…Read more
Walking to my hotel in Dorsoduro from the Salute vaporetto, my eyes were immediately drawn to a tiny store with display windows of fantastic glass blown pendants. The store was closed the first time I passed by, but I made…Read more
From late September until early October, the majestic Palazzo Corsini will be the host to the 25th International Antiques fair, a biannual event which attracts some of the most important antiques dealers (and collectors) in the world.Read more
The Fragranze Pitti Immagine fair is coming to Florence in its fourth year. From the 15th to the 17th of September, the city will host an array of beauty industry, hotel, spa and resort representatives, apparel retailers and designers from…Read more
It is hard not to shop when you are in one of the most fashionable countries in the world. Context Rome offers two personalized shopping itineraries, the Custom Shopping walk and Artisan Shops of Rome, each tailored to suit…Read more
Tellers of class and style, nationality and attitude, for Salvatore Ferragamo (1898-1960) shoes were the link between fashion and culture. After all, if a shoe is fetishistic, what could be sexier than shoes made for legendary stars such as Rita…Read more