Missoni’s fashion knits are undoubtedly the most fashionable in the world. The stylish Varese-based knit expert has fewer stores across the world than many other companies. However, it is possible to buy Missoni’s trademark knitted zig-zags in Venice, alongside a limited selection of products from the brand’s home collection.
Missoni, Calle Vallaresso 1312B, 30124 Venice, +39 041 520 5733
Prada is without doubt Italy’s greatest fashion pioneer of the past decade and one of world’s most respected style leaders. Today Prada collections can be found all over the world; seeing how Miuccia Prada mixes contemporary basics with avant-garde collectables is always a pleasure.
Prada, Salizada San Moisè, San Marco 1464, 30124 Venice, +39 041 528 3966
Venice is famous for its inimitable embroidery. Morosina Morosini-Grimani’s lace school shut down centuries ago but various artisans have continued to create items using her extraordinary techniques. These include Jesurum, where embroidery is considered as precious as haute joaillerie.
Jesurum, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, San Marco 2401, 30124 Venice, +39 041 523 8969
For luxe luggage and more, the French house of Hermès is a timeless destination. The Venetian boutique of the luxury leather goods maker is not the largest, but is welll worth a visit.
Hermès, San Marco 1292, 30124 Venice, +39 041 241 0715
Salvadori has sold diamonds in Venice since 1857. Salvadori’s style is all about Italian exuberance, in its own creations and the bold names that the company represents. Venice, after all, is a city where striking ornaments have always been highly appreciated.
Salvadori, Mercerie San Salvador, San Marco 5022, 30124 Venice, +39 041 523 0609