Clothes and jewelry were beautiful. Italian clothing for the most part were solid colors in beiges, browns, tans, blacks, maroons, burgundys and greys - all shades. Jewelry on the other hand was big, bold and bright. I'm talking about teal, fuschia and yellow all in the same piece. And big! Think a Christmas wreath around your neck and you get the picture. It was great to be so visually stimulated before my buying spree of beads, baubles, found objects, and artifacts.