Are you looking for an international fashion brands (you can find everywhere else in the world), or a traditional murrina and carnival masks? You are packed with choices. But if you are after something more then that, it is going to be hard. If we talk leather good shops, the vast majority are tourist traps selling cheap bags pretending to be made in Florence.
But in this story we don’t want to limit our research to bags; we want a selection of shops that share Lido’s vision, doesn’t matter the products they sell. This is why in this list you will find modern time artisans offering not only traditional craft, exclusive materials, and beautiful make, but also able to revisit tradition in an innovative and modern way.
Her shop is in the lovely Piscina San Samuele – tucked away behind Campo Santo Stefano and close to several lovely antique shops and galleries. You will find here tablecloths, dutets and gorgeous fabrics in modern colors and botanical motifs with materials woven on traditional looms in the Veneto. As well as very beautiful linens and textiles, you will find irresistible jewellery pieces, accessories, and unusual things to wear, all unique pieces carefully chosen by her.
The designer has taken the ancient art of glass-making in exciting new directions. They are an all-female company and since 1993, when they were commissioned a necklace of golden beads by the MoMa of New York, they have never stopped. They promote Murano glass in the world though an innovative and contemporary brand, applying innovation to traditional methods. You will find here an amazing selection of jewellery from the bright and chunky to the delicate and ethereal.
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