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  • 1. Barbieri-Arabesque

    Castello | Clothing

    Scarves and shawls for women come in myriad colors and textures; you can also pick up fine men's ties while you're here. They've been a perennial...Read More

  • 2. Bevilacqua

    San Marco | Textiles/Sewing

    This renowned studio has kept the weaving tradition alive in Venice since 1875, using 18th-century hand looms for its most precious creations...Read More

  • 3. Giovanna Zanella

    Castello | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    Cobbler-designer Giovanna Zanella Caeghera creates whimsical contemporary footwear in a variety styles and colors. She was a student of the...Read More

  • 4. Godi Fiorenza

    San Marco | Clothing

    At Godi Fiorenza, Patrizia Fiorenza's designs in silk chiffon appear more sculpted than sewn—they're highly tailored pieces that both conceal...Read More

  • 5. Jesurum

    San Marco | Textiles/Sewing

    A great deal of so-called Burano Venetian lace is now machine-made in China—and there really is a difference. Unless you have some experience...Read More

  • 6. La Bottega dei Mascareri

    San Polo | Crafts

    Despite the great popularity of the Venetian Carnival, mask-making is sadly a dying art in the city. The large majority of masks for sale in...Read More

  • 7. Laberintho

    San Polo | Jewelry/Accessories

    A tiny bottega near Campo San Polo is run by a team of young goldsmiths and jewelry designers specializing in inlaid stones. The work on display...Read More

  • 8. Le Forcole di Saverio Pastor

    Dorsoduro | Crafts

    The sculpted walnut-wood oarlocks (forcole) used exclusively by Venetian rowers may be utilitarian, but they are beautiful, custom-made objects...Read More

  • 9. Millevini

    San Marco | Wine/Spirits

    Lorenzo will be more than happy to assist you in exploring the broad selection of wines from across the region, the entire Italian landscape...Read More

  • 10. Al Campanil

    Castello | Ceramics/Glassware

    Jewelry designer Sabina taught at the International School of Glass on Murano and still makes beads on-site in her store. In addition to her...Read More

  • 11. Al Duca d'Aosta

    San Marco | Clothing

    The most stylish of Venetians and visitors alike come here for women's and men's designer labels for every taste. Brands include Burberry, Ralph...Read More

  • 12. Annelie

    Dorsoduro | Textiles/Sewing

    A highly appealing selection—from Venice and beyond—includes fine cotton and linen tablecloths, baby clothing, shirts, nightgowns, sheets and...Read More

  • 13. Antichità Pietro Scarpa

    Dorsoduro | Art Galleries

    This distinguised shop next to the Gallerie dell'Accademia sells old master paintings—originals, not copies—with accordingly rarified prices. ...Read More

  • 14. Arras

    Dorsoduro | Clothing

    Scarves, as well as blouses and jackets, are all hand woven in wool or silk. The store also occasionally organizes weaving workshops. ...Read More

  • 15. Atelier Pietro Longhi

    San Polo | Clothing

    Costumes for sale or rent are inspired by 18th- and 19th-century models, with masks (for sale only) to match. Large sizes are available for...Read More

  • 16. Attombri

    San Polo | Jewelry/Accessories

    Celebrated brothers Daniele and Stefano blend and weave copper and silver wire with Murano glass beads to render stylish, contemporary pieces...Read More

  • 17. Berengo Studio


    In addition to contemporary fine-art glass, this high-end manufacturer gives tours of its Murano factory, something that most studios in this...Read More

  • 18. Bottega Veneta

    San Marco | Shoes/Luggage/Leather Goods

    This prestigious Italian chain sells bags typically made with intertwined strips of leather, plus smooth bags and elegant low-heeled shoes....Read More

  • 19. Bottiglieria Colonna

    Castello | Wine/Spirits

    Regional wines are handpicked from small producers, and the shop also stocks an ample selection of unusual wines from central Italy. You'll...Read More

  • 20. Boutique Marly's

    San Marco | Clothing

    You need only step off the vaporetto to find tiny Boutique Marly's, which has a highly appealing collections of classic Italian women's wear. ...Read More

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