With its proximity to the Arno River where water is in plentiful supply for the tanning process, Florence is well-known for its leather goods. While the San Lorenzo Market offers a wide array of leather belts, jackets and bags, the most artisanal items are more covert. A leading family leather atelier that has been hand-crafting bags, wallets and belts since 1975, Infinity Firenze is just a stone’s throw from Ponte Vecchio. They also create made-to-order items using top-quality leathers. Head to the Santa Croce neighborhood for a uniquely scented experience in a historic setting, one that dates back to the days of Caterina de Medici. An atelier, olfactorium and laboratory, Aquaflor is dedicated to the art of perfumery. Bespoke scents, home fragrances, candles, and soaps are also part of the collection. The Florence Factory offers a well-curated selection of contemporary clothing and housewares all made in Florence, while a stop at design-savvy La Ménagère, a concept shop, florist, and café, satisfies many shopping (and dining) impulses.