Boutiques

Italy

Dante 5 Women

Bari, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Balmain, Chloé, Stella McCartney, Mary Katranzou

About the store:

Dante 5 has become a mecca for the well-dressed thanks to its close ties to Anna Dello Russo, the renowned style icon, and its high-voltage collections. It is a hotbed for every season’s must-have pieces from the biggest labels.

Davinci

Varese, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Hervé Léger, Brian Atwood, Marc Jacobs, Roland Mouret, Ermanno Scervino, Faliero Sarti, Fausto Puglisi, Christopher Kane, Diane Von Furstenberg, Gareth Pugh, Fendi, Hermes Vintage, Nina Ricci, Rick Owens, Stuart Weitzman, Sophia Webster

About the store:

Housed in a magnificent former monastery, Davinci’s classical external architecture is a perfect reflection of the collection inside, where natural light and colour guide the customer through the elegant space and emphasise the refined selection of clothing, shoes and accessories.

Degli Effetti Men

Rome, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Givenchy, Lanvin, Damir Doma, Marni, Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Issey Miyake, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Marsell, Yohji Yamamoto, Neil Barrett, Lost and Found, Kolor

About the store:

‘The boundary between fashion and art is imperceptible,’ says Massimo Degli Effetti, the owner. ‘But while art can work alone, the fashion designer is the starting point of a long journey.’ Together with his assistant, Effetti seeks out the unusual, with an eye for counter-current styles that defy convention.

Degli Effetti Women

Rome, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Mantu, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Yohji Yamamoto, Superfine, Ann Demeulemeester, Chrome Hearts, Gareth Pugh, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, Issey Miyake, Lanvin, Maison Martin Margiela, Marsell, Rick Owens, Courreges, Neil Barrett

About the store:

‘The boundary between fashion and art is imperceptible,’ says Massimo Degli Effetti, the owner. ‘But while art can work alone, the fashion designer is the starting point of a long journey.’ Together with his assistant, Effetti seeks out the unusual, with an eye for counter-current styles that defy convention.

Dell'oglio

Palermo, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Stella McCartney, Tory Burch, Moncler, Givenchy, Dsquared2, Alexander McQueen, Brunello Cuccinelli, Faliero Sarti, Kenzo, MSGM, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Santoni, Marco Bologna, J Brand, Herno, Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler Gamme Bleu, Moncler Grenoble, Incotex, Boglioli, Brioni, Church's, Burberry, Neil Barrett

About the store:

The current owner of this long-established family boutique is the great-grandson of the founder, Santi Dell’Oglio, who made his name advising the nobility of the day on their choice of shirts, gloves and fabrics. The store now offers a modern collection of luxe designers, but its dedication to high-class service remains.

Di Pierro

Taranto, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Stella McCartney, Marni, DSQUARED2, Neil Barrett, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Santoni, Kenzo, MSGM, Officine Creative, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Golden Goose, Comme des Garçons, Phlippe Plein, Lardini, Carven, Les Hommes, McQ by Alexander McQueen, Philippe Model, Moschino

About the store:

This historic boutique strives to remain current with a collection of functional, versatile pieces that reflect the needs of its customers. It has its own development team that researches new-generation materials and keeps up-to-date with the most interesting emerging labels.

Divo

Pisa, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Gucci, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Fendi , Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, DSQUARED2, Moschino, Brunello Cucinelli, Chloe, Faliero Sarti, Forte Forte, Roberto Cavalli, Maison Martin Margiela, Moncler

About the store:

The innovative interiors of the three Divo boutiques are as much of a draw as the clothes, which are displayed suspended on rails between transparent dividers and surrounded by hi-tech light effects and projections. Lesser labels might have struggled, but Divo’s international luxe collection more than holds its own.

Dolci Trame

Siena, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Alexander Wang, Cacharel, Rick Owens, Sacai, Ann Demeulemeester, Carven, Diane Von Furstenberg, Faliero Sarti, Forte Forte, Givenchy, Goti, Haider Ackermann, Herno, Jil Sander, Reed Krakoff, Sacai Luck, See by Chloe, Kenzo

About the store:

Dolci Trame, whose name translates as ‘sweet wefts’, is housed in the shell of one of the oldest churches in the picturesque Tuscan city of Siena. The boutique features many of the more directional members of the fashion pack, their work set against a pared-down, stone-wall interior.

Donne Concept store

Cagliari, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Sergio Rossi, Lanvin, MSGM, Emanuele Bicocchi, Fendi, Equipment, Givenchy, Golden Goose Deluxe, Marni Edition, Repetto, Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani, Drome, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe, Belstaff

About the store:

Awaken your senses at this sophisticated lifestyle boutique, which sells products ranging from fashion, cosmetics and accessories to rare perfumes and fresh flowers. The brand philosophy is to give the customer an experience that will delight by steering them away from everything that is expected and imposed.

Eraldo

Ceggia, Italy

Designers to look out for:

Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Fendi, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Proenza Schouler, Stella McCartney, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Christopher Kane, Alexander Wang, Carven, Chloe, Charlotte Olympia, Chiara Faragni, Bulgari, Bottega Veneta

About the store:

The determination and dedication of the founders’ children and grandchildren has seen this boutique grow over the years into a four-storey pantheon of fashion rising up alongside the original store. The exclusive collections are enhanced by beautiful window displays and chic interior design.

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