April 30, 2007

Best Shopping in Venice

By Verdict Staff

There is no specific shopping district in Venice, although the most fashionable areas are located in the area leading from the main station to Saint Mark’s Square.

But whether you are after well-known designers or some unique gifts and souvenirs, Venice will not disappoint. With so many winding narrow alleyways, if you see something you love buy it there and then, as you may never find your way back to that shop again!

BEST SHOPPING AREAS / DISTRICTS

San Marco

Unsurprisingly the focal point for many of the world’s leading fashion brands is the area around Saint Mark’s Square, where you’ll find designer outlets including Armani, Laura Biagiotti, Gucci, Krizia, MaxMara, Missoni, Prada, Trussardi, Valentino and Versace.

The arcades are also home to some of the city’s best jewelers.

coin deparTMenT STore

The Venice branch of Italy’s largest department store is located close to the Rialto district and offers elegant clothing, housewares and beauty departments. The chain was established in 1926 in the Veneto region and the store sells Italian and international brands, including Armani, La Mora Feliz and Calvin Klein.

San BernaBa

With such a rich arts and crafts heritage, including Murano glassware and Burano lace, the city has a vibrant gift shop trade. Check out the San Bernaba district, which has several good shops selling traditional and more unusual gifts, including carved, wooden ornaments, toys, tapestries, papier mache masks and model gondolas.

FASHION & ACCESSORIES

ALBERTA FERRETTI Phone: +39 041 522 0722 Address: Spazio A, San Marco 295/297, Venice Website: www.albertaferretti.com
BURBERRY Phone: +39 041 24 0291 Address: Calle Larga 22 Marzo, 2308 Venice Website: www.burberry.com
CHANEL BOUTIQUE Phone: +39 041 522 1851 Address: Sestiere San Marco 1254/A-1300, 30125 Venice
 
COIN Phone: +39 041 520 3581 Address: Cannareggio 5787, Venice Website: www.chanel.com
DOLCE & GABBANA Phone: +39 041 520 9991 Address: Piazza San Marco 223/226, 30124 Venice Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
GIORGIO ARMANI BOUTIQUE Phone: + 39 041 523 4758 Address: San Marco, Calle Goldoni 4412, 30124 Venice Website: www.giorgioarmani.com
GUCCI PIAZZA SAN MARCO Phone: +39 041 522 9119 Address: Piazza San Marco 258, 30124 Venice
 
SAN MARCO Phone: +39 041 241 3968 Address: San Marco 2102, Venice Website: www.gucci.com
HERMÈS Phone: +39 041 241 0715 Address: San Marco 1292, 30124 Venice Website: www.hermes.com
LOUIS VUITTON Phone: +39 041 522 4500 Address: Calle Larga de L’Ascension 1255-1256, 30124 Venice Website: www.louisvuitton.com
OSCAR DE LA RENTA HENRIETTE ATELIER Phone: +39 044 432 3002 Address: Corso Andrea Palladio, 21, 36100 Venice Website: www.oscardelarenta.com
PRADA Phone: +39 041 528 3966 Address: San Marco 14649, Salizada San Moise, 30124 Venice Website: www.prada.com
TOD’S Phone: +39 041 520 6603 Address: Calle XXII Marzo 2251, San Marco 30124, Venice Website: www.todsgroup.com
VALNTINO Phone: +39 041 520 5733 Address: 1473 Sestiere San Marco, Venice
 
Phone: +39 041 269 8001 Address: Aeroporto Marco Polo, 8 Via Broglio, Tessera, Venice Website: www.valentino.com
VERSACE Phone: +39 041 520 0057 Address: S. Marco Campo S. Moisè 1462/1523, Venice Website: www.versace.com
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Phone: +39 041 522 1204 Address: Palazzo Selvadego, Bocca Di Piazza San Marco 1214 Venice Website: www.zegna.com

JEWELRY & WATCHES

AUDEMARS PIGUET Address: Piazza San Marco 18 Website: www.audemarspiguet.com
BULGARI Phone: +39 041 241 0553 Address: Calle Larga 22 Marzo, 2282, 30124 Venice Website: www.bulgari.com
CARTIER COIN DEPARTMENT STORE Phone: +39 041 5222 0710 Address: Piazza Castello 19, Venice San Zulian – San Marco 606, Venice
 
PALLADIO PERFUME Phone: +39 4 4432 2945 Address: Coeso Palladio 83, Venice
 
PERFUMERIA CASTELLO Phone: +39 4 4432 3674 Address: Coeso Palladio 174
 
PERFUMERIA CASTELLO Phone: +39 4 4432 5009 Address: Coeso Palladio 7, Venice Website: www.cartier.com
CHOPARD PIAZZA SAN MARCO Phone: +39 041 523 1883 Address: Piazza San Marco 51, 30124 Venice Website: www.chopard.com
IWC Phone: +39 041 520 3593 Address: Piazza San Marco 65, 30124 Venice Website: www.iwc.ch
PATEK PHILIPPE GIOIELLERIA MISSIAGLIA Phone: +39 041 522 4464 Address: Piazza San Marco 125, 30124 Venice Website: www.patek.com
TAG HEUER GIOIELLERIA VIANELLO G.P. S.N.C. Phone: +39 041 522 1387 Address: Piazza San Marco, 67, 30124 Venice
 
ROCCA SPA Phone: +39 041 520 5395 Address: Salizada San Moisè ang. Frezzeria San Marco 14964 Venice Website: www.tagheuer.com
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ROCCA Phone: +39 041 2770 661 Address: Salizao san Moise san Marco 1494-30124 Venice Website: www.vancleef-arpels.com