Top Choice Homewares in Santa Maria Novella

Mio Concept

A fascinating range of design objects for the home – many upcycled – as well as jewellery, T-shirts and street art cram this stylish boutique created by German-born globetrotter Antje. This is also the only shop in …
Top Choice Homewares in Genoa

Via Garibaldi 12

Even if you're not in the market for designer homewares, it's worth trotting up the noble stairs just to be reminded how splendid a city Genoa can be. There's an incredibly canny collection of contemporary furniture…
Top Choice Department Store in Cannaregio


It's glitzy neighbour, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, gets all the attention these days but non-oligarchs will find Coin much more accessible. It's expensive but not stupidly so (especially during the legendary sales), and t…
Top Choice Homewares in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Installed in a former tie factory in the Magenta district, this iconic interior design studio is a challenge to find. Once inside, though, it's hard to leave the dream-like treasure trove stacked with vintage and co…
Department Store in Duomo & San Babila

Brian & Barry

From humble beginnings in Monza in 1924, Pietro and Maria Zaccardi built the Brian & Barry brand from scratch. Their impressive, 12-storey flagship store, designed by Giovanni Muzio, houses not only their good-v…
Department Store in Duomo & San Babila

La Rinascente

Italy's most prestigious department store doesn't let the fashion capital down – come for Italian diffusion lines, French lovelies and LA upstarts. The basement also hides a 'Made in Italy' design supermarket and ch…
Homewares in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia


Established in Omegna in 1921, Alessi has gone on to transform our homes with more than 22,000 crafted utensils, many of which have been designed by the world's leading architect-designers. Some of them now reside i…
Homewares in Oltrarno

Antico Setifico Fiorentino

Precious silks, velvets and other luxurious fabrics are woven on 18th- and 19th-century looms at this world-famous fabric house where opulent damasks and brocades in Renaissance styles have been made since 1786.
Homewares in San Lorenzo & San Marco


Foodies with even the mildest interest in cooking will find Florence's most famous kitchen shop absolutely fascinating. Don't miss the collection of pasta-making tools.
Homewares in San Marco

Chiarastella Cattana

Transform any home into a thoroughly modern palazzo with these locally woven, strikingly original Venetian linens. Whimsical cushions feature chubby purple rhinoceroses and grumpy scarlet elephants straight out of P…