Gioia Chiara

Gioia Chiara, Florence: Hours, Address, Gioia Chiara Reviews: 4.5/5

Gioia Chiara
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 19:00
Monday
09:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 19:00
Tours and Tickets
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Florence Historic Centre
How to get there
  • Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella • 4 min walk
  • Porta al Prato-Leopolda Parco della musica • 7 min walk
Best nearby
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Restaurants
2,615 within 5 kms
Attractions
615 within 5 kms

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littlemama3
bay area18 contributions
Quality Leather Goods & Amazing Service!
Dec 2018 • Family
In June 2016, we stayed in an inn a few doors down from Gioia Chiara di Loschiavo Lidia. We passed the shop every day for 5 days as we explored Florence. But our timing always seemed to be off from the store hours. (Out early, back late!) My two daughters & myself had looked at leather purses in all of the usual places around town........The San Lorenzo Market, the Straw Market, numerous small shops everywhere we turned (Low prices but extremely low quality.) and the Leather School & shops in the Oltrano District (Beautiful, but very expensive.) Finally, on our last morning, we left the pensione late enough to find that the shop was open. We were soooo fortunate........Gioia Chiara had just the type of purses we wanted! The shop has about 6(?) basic styles that are displayed in a variety of sizes and colors. The craftmanship is authentic, and the prices are extremely reasonable. (60e for a med. size hand bag.) We purchased 3 hand bags, a wallet and a variety of small leather goods. (Eye glass cases, coin pouches, etc.) The woman who helped us w/our purchases, Lidia, was very friendly and patient.....We had such a hard time making decisions w/so many options! I'm a little surprised that Gioia Chiara di Loschiavo Lidia doesn't have more reviews......Hopefully the word will get out. Definitely worth a visit when in Florence!

Addendum:
Recently, my purse was stolen, along w/a beautiful leather Eye Glass Case and Coin Purse that I had purchased at Gioia Chiara. I contacted Lidia via email, and she has been incredibly helpful in helping me to replace my stolen Florentine momentos. She has sent me numerous pictures, and numbered each item in the pictures, so that it’s clear and easy to place an order. She has also explained the various shipping options available, including timing of delivery and pricing. Truly, between the quality of the leather items, the reasonable prices and the helpfulness of Lidia, Gioia Chiara is a top choice for leather goods in Florence!
Written 7 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

marinusnancy
Antwerp, Belgium1 contribution
Treasurehunt
Jun 2018 • Solo
When I visited the shop it was closed, unfortunately there was no info on openinghours etc displayed.
Written 1 June 2018
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I'm so sorry....I provide immediately,in this site and on the door of the shop: the shop is open from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. I hope to see you next time, you come back in florence. Lidia
Written 4 June 2018
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ferrannl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
Very nice experience
May 2018 • Couples
I am following this shop for quite a long time through Facebook. My first visit exceed my expectations: once you get there you feel that you are in an 100% artisanal business, all products are being made by hand and I can say their leather stuff is beautiful and unique. The staff is friendly and not intrusive, they just go when called giving a professional guide. A must in Florence.
Written 1 June 2018
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MsGBthenomad
Houston, TX5 contributions
Leather Heaven
Dec 2016 • Solo
I was about to leave Florence without buying a leather bag. I had been all over and either couldn't find one I liked or thought they were overpriced. Then I found this lovely little shop and entered heaven. The items on sale are unique and come in a wide selection of colors. And the lady who runs the shop is so nice and accommodating! I initially only purchased one bag, but came back 20 minutes later to buy another bag and two cosmetic cases. This is now my go-to place for leather bags and accessories in Florence. I will definitely be back!
Written 24 December 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lauragurton
Woodstock, NY14 contributions
The Best Store in Italy!
Jun 2016 • Friends
I have always loved leather bags and wallets so this store satisfied all my needs for beauty and good value. The woman, Lidia, who runs the store for her family was very helpful. I bought many presents for my friends and for myself. When I returned other friends saw my new purchases and also wanted some leather products for themselves. I was able to contact Lidia on her face book page of the same name Gioia Chiara and placed another order. Everyone who has received a bag from this shop is delighted!
Written 19 October 2016
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Yvette N
Pittsburgh, PA145 contributions
The real deal
Oct 2016 • Friends
Family owned business of leather products, and some other items. Prices are great, unique and traditional designs.
Written 2 October 2016
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mcrow805
Boston, MA18 contributions
First vist....won't be my last
Aug 2016 • Solo
I visited Lidia while staying at a hotel down the street. What a pleasant surprise. The store has excellent quality handbags and accessories in many traditional and fun colors. I bought 4 bags, a belt and eyeglass cases. Two of the bags were on sale in the back room and were amazing bargains. Nice service. Small but lovely selection. You will not see these bags in other shops.
Written 7 August 2016
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DWoolf
Toronto, Canada23 contributions
Love this shop!
Dec 2014 • Solo
Gioia Chiara is a destination shop for me! And if I can't make it personally, I beg anyone I know who's passing through Florence to please stop in a pick up a wallet for me. I only wish their website were accessible to be able to order online! Great leather goods, happy colour combinations at reasonable prices. What more can I say?
Written 18 November 2015
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Curtis99645
Hillsboro, OR11 contributions
Nice small leather shop
Jul 2015
Cozy leather shop that has a decent selection of leather goods. I purchased a wallet from them and it is holding up very well, but they also had purses, belts, etc...
Written 12 November 2015
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Tich R
70 contributions
Fantastic Leather Shop
Aug 2015 • Couples
I found a recommendation for Gioia Chiara on florencewebguide.com. Checked out the reviews on here and their website and made a visit. I was in the market for a leather bag, and I found one!
I had visited a number of other leather shops in my search for a handbag but nothing really appealed to me. As soon as I walked into this store I knew I'd come out with a bag.
Their style is very unique and different to what I seen anywhere else. There were a number of handbags in a range of different and interesting colours and styles to choose from, I actually had a hard time narrowing down my options!
The leather is amazing quality as is all of the craftsmanship on the bags. They are built to last and look absolutely gorgeous!
In the end I ended up purchasing two bags, one for myself and one for a gift.
The service was excellent and the prices were incredibly reasonable for the quality of work.
I will be recommending this store to anyone I know, and if I am ever in Florence again will be shopping there again!
Written 8 August 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Gioia Chiara

Gioia Chiara is open:
  • Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
  • Mon - Sat 14:30 - 19:00