Since 1984, La bottega dei Mascareri has been showcasing and selling masks. Each of the mask is a masterpiece that stands for innovation and mastery over intricate designs. The hand-painted masks often feature in Hollywood movies as well as California Shakespeare Festivals taking this art beyond the bounds of Europe. The owner-cum-artist Sergio will be more than happy to show you around and help you to choose one.
Coin is a nation chain of stores that sell only the best products and clothing. This store in Cannaregio caters specifically to clothing, accessories and home decor. For many of the locals here Coin has become their one-stop shop for everything. The collections stocked at the store change from season to season and from trend to trend. Home delivery service as well as gift cards are also available at this store.
Everyone of us wants to prepare an authentic Italian meal that will appeal to the eyes as well as palate. We are always awe-struck, when elaborately prepared meals with lovely presentation are served at a gourmet restaurant or a cooking show. At I Tre Mercanti, you can actually shop for ingredients that go in the making of a lavish Italian platter. At this store, you can also savor delightful panini as well as Tiramisu sweets that are liked by all. For more details, check website.
A trip to Venice is incomplete without mask shopping, this city is known for its shops that sell different masks. Il Canovaccio is one such place that features exquisitely hand-made masks that will surely leave you awe struck. Delicate designs, bold colors, intricate patterns, take your pick as the staff takes you through hand-painted masks of different varieties. For more details, check website.
Time comes to a halt at La Casa di Loto and so do most shoppers who pass by its attractive window displays. Inside, the atmosphere of the 1920s pervades throughout with old-styled tables covered with tablecloths and cutlery, vintage lighting, and old dressing tables and cupboards preserving the secrets of a bygone era, replete with vintage clothing and accessories. Whether you are looking for soft brown fur to dress up like a grand lady, lustrous silk trousers and dresses, sequined outfits, layered skirts, tulle frocks, vintage jeans, apparel sewed from Venetian lace or traditional local garbs, you are sure to find it here. Dress up like a glam doll, an early 20th Century princess or a fashionista from the 1950s: pick your style and show up at a party as a classic Venetian icon.
The publishing house and bookshop, Libreria Filippi, lies on Casselleria in the Castello district. A mainstay for many, many years, this charming, old bookstore is a haven for bibliophiles from all over the world. The family run shop, which is now operated by the third generation of its founding family, stocks a very good range of books on Venice and the Venetian culture - whether it's you're interested in history, architecture, art, costumes, theater or music - you'll find a plethora of informative books and magazines here. There are several hard-to-find, out-of-print books on offer too, along with an interesting collection of photo archives and various other ephemera.
Before exploring Venice, if you would like to know about this beautiful city, start off at Libreria Studium. This local and popular bookshop stocks books that highlight the history and culture of Venice. Apart from that, it also sells other stuff like novels, childrens literature and so forth. However, its collection is not restricted to Italian language, but also features books in Spanish, English and French.
The H&M store located at Campo San Luca is four story high with each floor dedicated to women's clothes, accessories and beauty products. The store layout is fabulous, it is spacious and has carefully organized isles for ease of browsing. There are ample of trial rooms and their staff is very friendly; you can rely on them for suggestions. From traditional attires to trendy apparels everything finds its way on the racks of this H&M store.
Disney Store is a global chain of retail outlets that specializes in children's apparel, toys, games and exclusive Disney merchandise. This branch too sells numerous products related to Disneyland such as figurines, collectible art, posters, stationery and home decor. Here you can find glasses printed with the picture of Mickey Mouse or a Disney princess, graphic t-shirts, jewelry, rompers, swimwear, bath and bed items like pillows, soft toys and garden accessories among other merchandise. Its products are based on the theme of various Walt Disney characters and films like Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. Of course, this is a children's haven but there are items for adults too including hats, gloves, photo frames and electronic gadgets.