Fashion in Venice, from Fashion Week to vintage shops
For true fashion lovers, the Fashion Week is the most eagerly anticipated event! It is longed for in the same way as for a gift under the Christmas tree, with enthusiasm and the excitement of discovering new trends for the coming year that appear on the catwalks of the world's most IN cities. Obviously, Venice is no exception, and is the venue for the event every year. Now that you are inspired and have been updated on the new trends of the season, you can start shopping in Venice.
Via Calle Larga XXII marzo
If you want to do some luxury shopping, where you can get your fill of all the ideas "stolen" from the Fashion Week, we recommend the Calle Larga XXII Marzo, located near Piazza San Marco. Here you can find the big names in French fashion, including Saint Laurent, Jean Louise David, Chanel, Versace, as well as the Made in Italy brands, Giorgio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana.
Via Calle Larga Mazzini
Having always been called Calle Larga, as it is wider than most streets in Venice, Calle Larga Mazzini is an excellent place to update your wardrobe. Amongst Max Mara, La Furla and Marina Rinaldi, you will also find artisan boutiques that have been involved in tailored fashion for generations.
Vintage in Venice
"It always makes a comeback in fashion!" is an eternal saying! How many items of our grandmother's or mother's clothing have we fished out of the old forgotten drawers in the attic? The double-breasted coat or the patent leather clutch thus became the key item in a unique outfit. If you love Vintage style, keep your eyes wide open in Venice, get off the beaten path and go into the small streets, that's where you will find some really special offers.
The Penny Lane Shop
The Penny Lane Shop is an alternative fashion shop, which has made fashion history in Venice by selling vintage clothes of various brands as well as a wide selection of accessories. You can really indulge yourself amidst colours and styles, to create your own unique look. You will find it in the Dorsoduro district at S. Corce 39.
Original Laboratory of Design also deserves mentioning as it is not just a vintage shop, but also a workshop, where the garments – before being put on sale – are reinvented and redesigned according to the taste of Federica, owner and designer of the shop. The unique and individual nature of these garments will also make you stand out from the crowd if you decide to shop there. You can find OLD in Dorsoduro 1643, overlooking the Santa Maria Maggiore canal.
L’Armadio di Coco
Entering is just like opening a closet: a small door and some steps will lead you into a refined environment, where you can breathe the elegance and romance of yesteryear. On the hangers, you will find vintage haute couture garments, as well as more casual and less extravagant items. Federica, a very young fashion and design enthusiast, is always on the lookout for new-old clothes for her wardrobe, available to lovers of second-hand clothing. L’Armadio di Coco is in Campo Santa Maria Nova 6029/B in Cannaregio.