Anyway, I was feeling a bit out of place until I saw three things which made me feel at home…
.Tutti 99c – Which is just like 99p store but with more espresso cups.
.A vintage bric a brac shop run by a hipster in dungarees with a moustache.
.Girls struggling in their heels over the cobbles on the Ponte Vecchio- a little tableau that could have been lifted from the Covent Garden Piazza.
UB vintage shop was lovely- it was quite expensive but that was partly the exchange rate. I got so excited in there that I had to buy something and settled on vintage, Italian airmail envelopes. They had a crazy array of stuff like hair driers and old washing powder.
Nia fell in love with this 1920s factory worker’s dress but I was just in love with the shop: