We continue our journey in the world of vintage, taking a tour of the best shops for vintage shopping in Naples, the heart of Campania.
Everyone knows Naples and Campania for its tantalizing cuisine that includes its world-famous pizza and luscious buffalo mozzarella as well as for the breathtaking Amalfi Coast and the charming nearby islands.
However, there are also some veritable gems in and around Naples waiting for lovers of all things vintage: markets, shops, activities, and much more. Here’s a look at where you can do some vintage shopping in Naples and its surroundings.
1. Resina Market
This is the ideal place to dig up wallet-friendly treasures hidden among the piles Vintage Levi’s, T-shirts, original military clothing, jewelry, trinkets and furs, all at more-than-friendly prices, attract fashion lovers, those in search of a one-off piece, and those feeling nostalgic about the 90s and want to find the ideal item to indulge their inner backstreet boy or spice girl without spending a fortune. This market is also very popular among professionals such as stylists and costume designers from Cinecittà, who are able to match up the ‘pieces’ (which the market sellers once used to call ‘rags’) to create looks for films and advertising. The market is open every day of the week in Ercolano, in Via Pugliano.
Vintage, handmade and elegant design are three characteristics that make this store stand out, one of the first in the city to get into the vintage business. Their collection of vintage items is large, and their handmade range is very chic and sophisticated. They also have a very interesting selection of accessories, with designer jewels and trinkets and highly original leatherwork. 20 Via San Sebastiano
3. Silvi l’Usato d’Autore
On any day of the week, fashion lovers will be able to find top designers like Fendi, Gucci, Prada here as new goodies arrive at the store daily. The carefully selected pieces have included famous historical models (like the iconic Fendi ‘baguette’ bag, or the authentic Mombasa from Yves Saint Laurent) along with trendsetting pieces from the great Italian and international brands. 109 Via Martucci
4. Il Baule del Vintage
This shop–along with Resina Market–has the lowest prices of all the shops on this list. With a wide choice of stylish and quality vintage apparel, the competitive prices competitive don’t usually exceed one hundred euros; the coats tend to be the most expensive. Owner Marika is sweet, helpful, passionate about her job and very welcoming. Il Baule del Vintage is a lovely experience in every way! 9 Via Rossellini
5. Pepi Vintage Room
This is an ideal place not only for vintage enthusiasts but also for stylish people who can’t wait to try the latest cocktail from a hip establishment. This cocktail bar is built around a concept that offers aperitivo and apericena (pre- and post-dinner drinks) with a selection that varies daily. In addition, a clever mix of food from the Neapolitan tradition–such as pasta with potatoes and escarole pizza—and fashionable healthy dishes are available. Original cocktails are both creative and crafted to perfection, and served in an old-school atmosphere that showcases a selection of vintage sunglasses, vinyl LPs and other accessories and items that collectors will appreciate. 23 Vico San Domenico Maggiore