When in Rome, you eat and you buy Italian leather. Italian designer leather? Even better. Salvatore Ferragamo earned its reputation for quality shoes and surprisingly, I wasn’t the one who called for a venture into this store. My husband has been trying to sustain with his appearances at work (wtf?) and so he asked me what are some of the brand names that Italy is thought for. I named a few obnoxious brands like Gucci, Valentino, and Prada but I told him those are not likely work appropriate. Then there is Salvatore Ferragamo, which is somewhat less obnoxious than the aforementioned brands. They’re professional looking and their quality lasts. We Yelped it and found this location, which turned out to be the wrong address because apparently they moved a few blocks down the street. Anyway, it is on the identical high end street. They have one store for mens and another for womens. The men’s store wasn’t as vibrant as the women’s because you recognize, men’s department is always a bit dull. But hey, their shoes actually look really nice. Actually, the leather feels even nicer than the women’s shoes they make. I would not mind a pair of men’s loafers in my size. Anyway, I did not realize how picky my husband is until now in relation to shoe design. Somehow, our roles reversed. But he ended up buying a pair that looked really good and with the tax-refund benefit, it was definitely worth the splurge. I appreciate that the salespeople were not pushy. Maybe the mentality in men’s store are a bit different.
Yes, it is pretty much the same Ferragamo store you’d visit in New York. But you’re in Rome, at the foot of the Spanish Steps, so it just feels different. My mom and that i each picked up something here (me, a pink leather bracelet and a tie for the husband and her, a scarf) and the service was excellent.