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Fabulous leather gloves...

When in Florence where leather fashion abounds, it helps to get a referral if you plan on doing any buying. 
It was American JW reader, Nancy who met me for dinner one evening and showed off her latest Italian purchase -- 
funky, butter-soft black gloves with different color leather between each finger. What fun they were and very nicely made. The next day I, too, made my way to 
Roberta's, a tiny leather shop located on Borgo S. Jacapo 78r (a tiny street that runs parallel to the Arno between Ponte Vecchio and Ponte S. Trinita ) and owned by a sister-brother team.
 Their merchandise is impressive and prices were far better than those in the "tourist" part of town.
 Pick from unlined or lined (silk or cashmere) gloves in every colour of the rainbow. I bought the gifts for the important people in my life at Roberta's. They loved them and I stayed well within my budget. Website
: www.robertafirenze.com.

http://www.journeywoman.com/gfc/florence.htm

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Leather: Leather gloves off the tourist trail

Roberta's has a glove shop adjacent to their leather bag shop. They leather gloves in all varieties. 
They have a range of sizes, designs and colours. You can also choose the type of lining you want e.g. unlined, silk or cashmere. (silk is good for most weather conditions, although cashmere is nice for really cold climates.) The staff are very helpful.

The shop is south of the Arno, so there are less crowds, although this shop seems to be gaining popularity 

 http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Italy/Tuscany/Florence-151105/Shopping-Florence-Leather-R-2.html

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