Mercurio & C vintage shop

in Interiors, Ispiration

When I walked in the vintage shop Mercurio & C in Palermo (found like the majolica tile collection almost by chance), I couldn’t believe it.

I felt like a little girl in a candy shop. Mercurio is stuffed with the best vintage clothes and accessories I have ever seen and the choice is spectacular.

I can easily say that blogging saved my bank account because I managed to not fall into the temptation of buying dozens of pieces by hiding behind the camera and concentrating on taking the pictures that you can see below (not an easy task, I should wander around with a tripod).

Mercurio is a former jewellery shop open since the beginning of 1900, in Via Vittorio Emanuele in the centre of Palermo.

It still stores the original furniture and the original safes where jewellery were kept. Such a fascinating place is the perfect house for such a sophisticated vintage collection and when you walk around you feel that everything in Mercurio -the walls, the furniture, the bags, the clothes- has a story to tell.

In the two upstairs rooms, you feel like in a private showroom. I would love to take here my British girlfriends and spend the afternoon shopping and sipping champagne from a 1920 crystal glass. It is definitely my idea of fun.

(By the way, what is the number of the fabulous clogs in the photo below?)

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mercurio, vintage clothes, vintage, palermo

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mercurio, vintage clothes, vintage, palermo

mercurio, vintage clothes, vintage, palermo

mercurio, vintage clothes, vintage, palermo

mercurio, vintage clothes, vintage, palermo

mercurio, vintage clothes, vintage, palermo

mercurio, vintage clothes, vintage, palermo