This is such a beautiful, vintage store in Florence. The store owner, Valentina, is so wonderful and kind while making you a priority not only as a customer, but as a human. Her collection of vintage designer pieces from the 20th century is extensive with mid-century and luxury influences. Her curation also includes non-designer items that are just as phenomenal, but prepare to teleport into an elegant, eclectic past of fashion.
She was just closing up when I stumbled in, but she allowed me stay a little later to browse around some. I even Facetimed my mother to show her the store and also to see if she wanted anything that caught her eye, which Valentina was glad to assist with. I ended up seeing this gorgeous ruby red gold ring, which was something I have been on the hunt for since ruby is my birthstone. We had a nice chat about the ring's origins, and I couldn't leave the store without it. It almost brought me to tears over how beautiful it is. Anyways, I will be returning soon the next time I'm in Florence.