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best city to buy an italian leather jacket?

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1. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 8y

I have never owned a leather jacket and think it would make a great main souvenir from my trip to Italy this summer. I will be visiting Venice, Rimini, Florence, Cinque Terre and Rome. I'm not rich so I need to get a balance of price and quality.

Which of these cities has the best prices/quality of leather jackets for women?

Would it be better to buy one at a street market or should I stick with a real store?

Do I negotiate a price?

With today's weak dollar, am I better off buying one in the US because the prices are just too steep for americans?

What do I look for in a jacket that makes it high-quality and long-lasting?

What would be a typical price for a classic women's jacket?

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

My Ex was from Tuscany and she swore by Tuscany Leather, so Id suggest Florence.

Id have to ask her about prices and stuff, but yeah ud be better off in USA for cost.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Florence is known for its leather. They have lots of open-air stalls throughout the city--try them first. Remember to bargain!