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Campo Marzio Shops

Establishment neighborhood
Saddlers Union
Via Margutta, 11, Campo Marzio
When Saddlers first launched in 1950's, it was an instant hit with its sleek drawstring bucket bags and totes, and counted Jacqueline Onassis as a fan. In 2009, the brand was revamped by Micaela Calabresi Marconi, a young fashion executive with a fondness for logo-free nostalgia. Its present-day incarnation maintains a retro-bent: color-blocked suede pochettes, studded clutches, and leather bracelets—all fully customizable. The weekend bag can be made to order, with a strap customized to you so it hits at just the right spot.
Gente
Via del Babuino, 81, Campo Marzio
We like to think of this as the Italian equivalent of say, a Barneys, though it’s a bit smaller in size. There’s both a men’s and women’s flagship on Via Babuino, plus a few smaller shops scattered throughout the city; you’ll find an unerring edit of Alaia, Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, and the Row—albeit with a Roman bent. (The Céline assortment, unsurprisingly, is really good.) For the guys, they bet big on more tailored suiting looks from Thom Browne, plus sharp jackets from Givenchy and Valentino sneakers.
Palazzo Fendi
Palazzo Fendi Largo Goldoni, 420, Campo Marzio
A true Roman heritage brand, Fendi went to great lengths to restore and revamp a historic palazzo to serve as the brand’s six-story headquarters, while still letting the building’s magnificent architecture shine. In addition to the two floors of retail space—complete with contemporary art from the family’s private collection—there’s a Zuma sushi outpost, an apartment reserved exclusively for VIP’s, and a branded seven-room hotel, Fendi Private Suites.
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