Each town has its fair share of shopping areas and streets, Venice is no exception to this. Mercerie is one of its historic and premium shopping area that comprises several streets. Most of the boutiques along this area are high end brands like Gucci, Versace and Cartier. Don't fret, as Mercerie does have stands that sell knick knacks, souvenirs, hand-painted masks, jewellery and so forth. And, if all that shopping tires you, then head to one of the many bars that are located here.
Though Venice is known for floods, the women here do make a point to wear shoes that are comfortable yet elegant. Hence, many popular shoe designers are from Venice, Rolando Segalin being one of them. This popular and talented shoe maker passed on his art to man and one of his protégé, Daniela Ghezzo has now taken over this shoe boutique namely, Atelier Segalin di Daniela Ghezzo. Shoe lovers swear by its fine stitches, authentic leather and elegance, the varieties are made to order. Having said that, it is evident that each of the design is unique and never resurfaces in any fashion magazine or ramp. So if you are hunting for that exclusive pair, Atelier Segalin di Daniela Ghezzo is the place to be.
Venetia Studium Fortuny is located on Calle Larga XXII Marzo, in San Marco, not far from the workshop where its products are made. The quaint store stocks on beautiful home accessories and is quite famous for its exquisite lampshades. Apart from some of the most gorgeous lamps, Venetia Stadium offers pretty household furnishings like scarves silken pillows. There are some seriously stunning handbags on offer as well. The fabrics used look plush, regal and add to uniqueness of each of these products. Although the prices may seem high, they are well worth it.
Gucci a well known fashion brand all over the world has its store in Venice. This branch is well stocked and the sales assistants are helpful and unobtrusive. Find a tempting collection of trendy clothing, shoes, bags and accessories in styles that are the rage of the season. Gucci is close to the Piazza San Marco.
Ermenegildo Zegna is a famous name in the world of men's high fashion. This fashion house was established in Italy and has now become synonymous with wealth, good taste and European luxury. The best place to shop for the apparel and accessories of this brand is, no doubt, Italy itself, and this San Marco branch in Venice is no exception. With classy interiors and attentive staff bestowing personalized service, this store offers a premium experience in shopping. It is particularly known for its superior fabrics and suits that are used by other well-known fashion brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. Customers will also find polo shirts, knitwear, jackets, trousers, sunglasses, sneakers, formal shoes, belts and leather bags. It is also a favored place to purchase fragrances with unique aromas.
Pot-Pourrì is a fashion boutique that believes in style and elegance. Bringing a range of designer wear from Italy as well as other regions, it incorporates latest fashion statements along with traditional designs, thereby creating a rather unique fusion. Given its penchant for good quality, most of the outfits are hand-made and have perfect finishing and feel. Apart from clothing, Pot-Pourrì also dabbles in home decor and offers modern and classic collection of home accessories, table ware and so forth. The likes of Scapa, Fabiana Filippi, Sofie D'Hoore and many other renowned brands are showcased at Pot-Pourrì.
On the Piazza San Marco stands a jewelry shop that sells the best possible timing equipment for the benefit of professionals. It's for people, who demand absolute precision. It no surprise to find Tag Heuer time pieces here amongst various other designer watches. Classic jewelry also available.
This jeweler opened in the mid-19th Century and over the years has become an institution in Venice, close to the Rialto Bridge. It's the place to buy Rolex and diamonds, and the customer service is excellent.
Opened in 1926, Gioielleria Nardi is one of the esteemed jewelry shops in the city. Located on the Piazza San Marco, its beautiful jewelry pieces have been adorned by celebrities from all over the world as well as royal families. From precious metals to diamonds and gems, the quality and original designs will surely wow you.
This Viennese jewelry shop in the middle of the piazza also has branches in Paris, London, Milan, Hamburg and Zurich. You will find pieces in very original designs, made using lots of gold and colored enamels. Amongst the most sought after pieces is the tribute to Venice, made solely from gold and enamelled garnet, with the emblem of the city, influenced by Gustav Klimt. Considering the quality of the work, the prices are very reasonable.
Attombri is highly respected in San Marco area for being one of the best businesses around. The successful shop is run by two brothers who lent their family name to the establishment. Their claim to fame is that their precious metal creations have been on Dolce & Gabbana's ramps. Browsing tourists as well as locals will vouch for the quality and workmanship put into the jewelry available here. The beads and crystals used in the creations are placed with ancient techniques strictly by hand. Old traditions are kept alive through the pretty intricate designs of the accessories at this store.