Boutiques

Boutiques in Italy

A.M.R.

Chiavari, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Chloé, Current Elliott, DSQUARED2, Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Moncler, Burberry, Saint Laurent, Valentino

About the store:

A.M.R. stands for the three sisters Alessandra, Maria Luisa and Rita Torre, who founded this simple and elegant boutique in the historical area of Chiavari, a charming coastal town near Genova.

A.N.G.E.L.O Vintage

Lugo di Ravenna, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Chanel Vintage, Hermès Vintage, Emilio Pucci Vintage, Givenchy Vintage, Missoni Vintage, Yohji Yamamoto Vintage, Gucci Vintage

About the store:

A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage has grown from humble beginnings at a second-hand market stall into one of Europe’s most comprehensive archives of vintage fashion. Angelo Caroli, the owner, is considered a trailblazer in ethical fashion and has built the brand on his belief that the value of clothes lies far deeper than in their appearance.

Al Duca d'Aosta

Venezia, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Saint Laurent, Valentino, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Moncler, Alexander McQueen, Chloé, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Ermenegildo Zegna

About the store:

From a small bespoke shirt company established in 1902, Al Duca D’aosta has expanded into a six-store boutique behemoth with a presence in some of Italy’s most influential cities. Each store is aesthetically different but the strict attention to detail, quality and service remains at the heart of the company.

Babylon Bus Women

Prato, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Alexander Wang, Carven, 3.1 Philip Lim, Diane Von Furstenburg, Faliero Sarti, Forte Forte, Giorgio Brato, James Perse, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nina Ricci, Repetto, Sacai Luck

About the store:

Bob Marley’s 1978 album Babylon by Bus was the soundtrack to Gianni Ruggeri and Sauro Mazzoni’s lives during the launch of their boutique. Since then, Ruggeri has been joined by a wife and daughters, who help him to build unique collections based on his own personal taste.

Bagheera

Rome, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Valentino, Acne, Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten, Givenchy, Jil Sander, Chloe, Moschino, Proenzo Schouler, Marni

About the store:

Bagheera is a bright and airy boutique with a linear design, located in Rome’s exclusive Parioli neighbourhood. It can boast an A-list clientele to equal its sleek designer edit.

Banner

Milan, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Junya Watanabe, Christopher Kane, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Opening Ceremony, Current Elliot, Faliero Sarti, Kenzo, Roberta Collina, Aspesi, Edwin, John Sheep, Barena

About the store:

Banner is located in the middle of Milan’s golden fashion triangle and is dedicated to new international talent and cutting-edge labels. Shoppers come here to pick up limited editions and experimental pieces, as well as for the boutique’s collaborations with designers and contemporary artists.

Bernardelli

Mantova, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, Valentino, Maison Martin Margiela, Lanvin, Issey Miyake, Emilio Pucci, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Junya Watanabe, Mary Katrantzou, Moncler, Moschino, Saint Laurent, Sofie D'Hoore, Stuart Weitzman, Shourouk

About the store:

Mantova was a centre of the Italian Renaissance; now it’s at the heart of another art form. The small northern city is home to one of the longest standing fashion boutiques in the country, where Bruna Casella and Stefano Gozzoli, the husband-and-wife team behind Bernadelli, aim to nurture new and emerging designers.

Biffi

Milan, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Stella McCartney, Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, Moncler, Pucci, Alexander Wang, Acne Studios, Christopher Kane, Current/Elliott, Ermanno Scervino, Fausto Puglisi, Fendi, Gienchi, MSGM, Peter Pilotto, Stella McCartney

About the store:

With five boutiques across Italy and an international reputation for retail success, Biffi’s collections are closely scrutinised by fellow boutique owners: if Biffi has it, people must be buying it. The brand has become a byword for both elegance and avant-garde fashion.

Birba's

Pordenone, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni, Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten, Kenzo, Moschino, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti, Lanvin, Forte Forte, MSGM, Sacai, Stella Jean, Alexander McQueen

About the store:

Instead of trying to be different, Birba’s prides itself on being a unique store. With their 4 boutiques in the Northern Italian town of Pordenone, they’ve been able to express a luxurious yet simple fashion philosophy that showcases their exclusive products.

Bonvicini

Montecatini Terme, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Lanvin, Fendi, Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Tod's, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Brunello Cucinelli, Charlotte Olympia, Chiara Ferragni, Dsquared2, Givenchy, Herve Leger, Philippe Model, Proenza Schouler

About the store:

Bonvicini boasts a team of 35 personal shopping staff and dedicated brand corners for Armani, Brioni, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana and Pinko. The family fashion business, founded in the late 1960s, is now a spacious boutique showcasing international designers.

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