Shopping in Venice
Shopping in Venice is a feast for the eyes - from the world famous Murano glass to Fortuny lamps, carnival masks to colourful Italian leather and jewels.
Hidden in a tiny square just off Piazza San Marco, the Rubelli Boutique, showcasing the luxurious fabrics of Lorenzo Rubelli, dates from 1918. Clients can choose from the gorgeous velvets and silks, and also view the vast collection of historical designs and motifs.
Some of the finest Rubelli silk damasks adorn the grand apartments of the Palazzo Ducale.
Campo San Gallo, San Marco 1089
The opulent Venetia Studium in Calle Larga XXII Marzo displays beautiful Fortuny lamps and pleated scarves among other luxurious wares. Painter and fabric designer Mariano Fortuny invented the silk-pleating process at the turn of the century and Venetia Studium has revived this tradition by recreating the designs with which he made his name.
Calle Larga XXII Marzo, San Marco 2403.
Just off the Rialto Bridge, La Bottega dei Mascheri is one of the best places to buy masks: the ultimate symbol of the city. Run by Sergio and Massimo Boldrin, their interpretation of classic Commedia dell'Arte masks, such as Arlecchino and Pulcinella, have been used in theatre productions around the world.
Ponte di Rialto, San Polo 80.
On Piazza San Marco is the Jesurum Boutique, founded in 1860 by Michelangelo Jersurum from Burano Island, famous for its artisan lacemakers. The company that still bears his name produces a range of household linens from bedspreads to tablecloths and towels, which can be made to order.
Piazza San Marco, San Marco 60.
Roberta di Camerino Atelier
Gorgeous women’s fashions and handbags from the doyenne of couture. Her atelier is a showcase of the latest collections as well as some of her finest historical designs, which are now available to commission in strictly limited numbers.
Calle della Testa, Castello.