Venice is not really the first Italian city that comes to mind when it comes to shopping. Nonetheless, this “City of Water” has several shopping destinations to boast of. Here are some of the places for the best shopping in Venice, which can also be among the most Instagrammable places in the city:
Famous for her haute couture collections, Antonia Sautter
continues to captivate shoppers with pieces reminiscent of Italy’s elegant
past. Stepping into her shop, one can find charming displays of jeweled shoes, assorted
bags and velvet brocade home décor.
Don’t be deceived by the almost run-down appearance of the façade of Fortuny Showroom and Factory. Once you step inside, you will be treated to a sophisticated showroom that features elegant handmade fabrics. While visitors are not allowed inside the factory, guests are always welcome to browse through the showroom. The gardens next to it can be explored by appointment.
Tucked between two squares (Piazza Ferretto and Piazzale Luigi
Candiani, Galleria Barcella is a covered walkway with several fashion boutiques,
jewelry shops and cafes lining it. The shops at Galleria Barcella feature items
from local Italian brands and designer labels. The mall is also a venue for
late-night shopping events and evening art shows.
Italian shoe-making is a world-famous tradition and when in
Venice, Giovanna Zanella is a shop to definitely visit. The shop is known for
made-to-measure custom shoes. Therefore, if you want footwear unlike no other,
have your measurements taken in her shop, place your order over the web or
phone and your new shoes will be ready in 2 months.
The artsy-craftsy would have a fill when they visit Il Prato, a craft store in San Marco, Venice. This historic boutique offers an interesting selection of household items, stationery, fashion accessories and other items.
Looking for world-famous Venetian glass? Proceed to Micheluzzi
Massimo. This art gallery houses the works of Massimo Micheluzzi – legendary murrina
vessels that evoke different moods and reflect the Venetian atmosphere.
Finding designer items at prices within reach in Venice should not be difficult with Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet. This outlet mall on Via Marco Polo is home to more than a hundred stores of designer brands, high-street labels and home goods.
Travel back in time at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di
Santa Maria Novella, a traditional apothecary in Venice that sells herbal
elixirs and perfumes. The antique interior of the Venice branch is equally
intriguing, giving shoppers an apothecary experience of the centuries past.
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