It took 4 years, but finally I found out where there is a real second-hand store in Rome…and it happens to be in my backyard. 😉
Before I left the US, I was pretty much hooked on spending part of my weekend in the local Goodwill or Salvation Army. I have a thing for anything vintage and I am ridiculously
cheap frugal, so shopping second-hand leaves me in bliss.
When I first moved to Rome, the “vintage” stores here left me thinking Oh, Hell No!
Seriously, the prices were (still are) enough to induce cardiac arrest.
Luckily, my friend Sammy introduced me to Ex-Novo on Saturday. Although the prices are still considerably high in my book, they are still significantly lower than the vintage stores that you will find in Rome’s historic center.
So, if you’re in Rome, or planning to travel here, and love vintage, check out Ex-Novo in the San Paolo Basilica area. It’s just a few steps from the metro.
Via Corinto 12, Rome
(San Paolo Basilica Metro)