If your travel/cruise includes shopping, here are some suggestions from the First Mate.




Rialto 79

S. Polo 79

Jewelry and Murano glass.  Located at the foot of the Rialto Bridge, just west of the Grand Canal



Lily of Florence

Via Lombardia 38, just south of the Villa Borghese

Leather, leather, leather.  Shoes, handbags, jackets.  Soft leather.



Lily of Florence

Via Guicciardini 2/R, just as you step off the Ponte Vecchio

The original shop.  Shoes in American sizes.  Friendly service, reasonable prices. 





Silver jewelry.  Originals all, made in the shop on the side of the store by the Viking owner.  Located in the Bryggen shops on the waterfront in Bergen.





Snialvsdottir (Snow Wolf's Daughter)

Hand made woolens, summer and winter, everything in women's wear.  Made with Faroese wool.  Located behind the City Hall building, across the street from the Visitor's Center.  Tell them Thor Bear sent you.





Ala Moana Mall

1450 Ala Moana Blvd. - walking distance to Waikiki or take the bus

It's a mall for sure.  But a big one.  And it has everything from high fashion to Hawaiian fashion and jewelry to an actual drug store (Long's) with a pharmacy.  For the traveler, if you need it you can find it here.



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