Eredi Chiarini is one of my favourite clothing shops. It sells classic Italian brands that you will rarely find elsewhere. Eredi Chiarini, Via Porta Rossa 33R (+39055-284 478; eredichiarini.it).
Florence is the best place, to my mind, for homewares. I always pay a visit to Richard Ginori, for beautiful classic Florentine china – I buy my dinner plates there. Richard Ginori, Via dei Rondinelli 17R (+39055-210 041; richardginori1735.com).
Loretta Caponi has amazing embroidered linens and tablecloths, as well as silk pyjamas. I get all my bath, bed and table linen there, embroidered with my initials. Loretta Caponi, Piazza Antinori 4R (+39055-213 668; lorettacaponi.com).
Guido Bartolozzi is another regular haunt. It’s a very unusual antique-furniture emporium – I love the old doors and wood panelling. Guido Bartolozzi, Via Maggio 18R (+39055-215 602; guidobartolozzi.com).
I always make time to visit Damiano Lapiccirella, the art and antique dealer who has helped me build my collection of Florentine antiques and art – he has an old family business that has great knowledge and expertise. Antonacci Lapiccirella, (+3906-454 33036; alfineart.com).
The original branch of Santa Maria Novella is here; it’s one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, with a stunning interior, and it’s where I go to stock up on soaps and bath oils. Santa Maria Novella, Via della Scala 16 (+39055-216 276; smnovella.it).