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Top Choice Glass in Dorsoduro

Marina e Susanna Sent

Wearable waterfalls and soap-bubble necklaces are Venice style signatures, thanks to the Murano-born Sent sisters. Defying centuries-old beliefs that women can't handle molten glass, their minimalist art-glass state…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Paolo Olbi

Thoughts worth committing to paper deserve Paolo Olbi’s keepsake books, albums and stationery, whose fans include Hollywood actors and NYC mayors (ask to see the guestbook). Ordinary journals can't compare to Olbi o…
Top Choice Clothing in Cannaregio

Nicolao Atelier

If you're wondering where Cinderella goes to find the perfect ball gown or Prince Charming his tights, look no further than this fairytale wonderland. An exquisite handmade Carnevale outfit will set you back €250 to…
Top Choice Department Store in Cannaregio

Coin

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 Arts & Crafts in Cannaregio

Ca' Macana Atelier

Resist buying inferior mass-produced Carnevale masks until you've checked out the traditionally made papier-mâché and leather masks at this long-established shop, with a workshop right at its heart. The steampunk ra…
Top Choice Accessories in Castello

Bragorà

Aiming to bring some contemporary cool to Castello, Bragorà is a multipurpose space: part shop, service centre and cultural hub. Its upcycled products include beach bags sewn out of boat sails, toy gondolas fashione…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands

Marina e Susanna Sent Studio

This minimalist space dedicated to the work of the pioneering Sent sisters is as sleek as their jewellery: exposed-concrete walls, a double-height ceiling and huge picture windows flood the room with light, setting …
Top Choice 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 a chubby purple rhinoceros and grumpy scarlet elephants straight out of P…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Castello

Paolo Brandolisio

Beneath all the marble, gilding and lacquering, Venice is a city of wood long supported by its carpenters, caulkers, oarmakers and gilders. Master woodcarver Paolo Brandolisio continues the traditions, crafting the …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands

ElleElle

Burlesque dancers inspire curvy, red-hot wineglasses, crystal icebergs become champagne flutes and lagoon waters seem to swirl inside free-form, two-tone green and blue vases. Nason Moretti have been making modernis…