It’s one of Italy’s biggest and most respected brands, and industry insiders always look to Prada for a unique take on the latest trends. Its bags and small leather goods are particularly covetable, with both classic styles and quirky new designs added each season.
Prada, Campo San Moisè, San Marco 1464, 30124 Venice, +39 041 528 3966
Eye-catching colours and bold prints come as standard at Etro, one of the more unconventional Italian brands. Founded in the 1960s, Etro has everything from paisley-print bags to leopard-print dresses. Its store on the corner of Salizada San Moisè and Calle Vallaresso is a must-visit for those who like to make a statement.
Etro, Calle Vallaresso, San Marco 1340, 30124 Venice, +39 041 522 1785
Miuccia Prada’s second line Miu Miu is carefree and arguably even cooler than its ‘big sister’ Prada. Its use of prints, patterns and embellishments is girly, kitsch and fun and has made shoppers the world over fall for its chic Italian design.
Miu Miu, Salizada San Moisè, San Marco 1471, 30124 Venice, +39 041 810 6066
Known for its must-have bags, including the sought-after ‘baguette’ style, Fendi is an international fashion giant. With Karl Lagerfeld at the helm, the brand has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is one of Italy’s most highly regarded names.
Fendi, Salizada San Moisè, San Marco 1474, 30124 Venice, + 39 041 277 8532
Italian-style glamour is what Versace does best. From bodycon mini dresses to party clutch bags that make your outfit pop, the luxury Italian label is perfect when you’re looking for party pieces. It’s no surprise that Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and a host of other international celebrities all love to shop at Versace.
Versace, Campo San Moisè, San Marco 1462/1523, 30124 Venice, +39 041 520 0057