On my last trip to Italy, I thought I was buying special paper in Florence-- then came home to see the exact paper being sold at Marshalls for less. In NYC, I also have access to a Santa Maria Novella store as well as other specialty items. I would love to find unique items on my upcoming trip (am skipping Florence this time) to Southern Tuscany-- handmade items of any kind, ceramics, unique drugstore items, antiques (not super high end), basically all price ranges, interesting things I cannot buy in NYC. I am also interested in specialty food items that I can't get at Dean and Deluca. Or cute clothing shops that do not have a branch in the US (like Antoine et Lili in Paris, for example). Can anyone recommend either items to be on the look out for or great little shops in the hilltowns of Chianti and Val D'Orcia areas?