With its incomparable tradition of art and craftsmanship, history of artisan skill, sense of beauty, Florence has been home to many of the fashion houses that have written the history of so-called „Made in Italy“, and they are still based in Florence. We are talking not only about world famous brands such as Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Gherardini, Robreto Cavalli, Stefano Ricci, Ermano Scervino, Patrizia Pepe and many others. Here we are talking about highest quality and unique historical florentine stores of jewel, beauty, home, books, food and pharmacy in Florence.
Gioielleria Barducci. In Florence, in the middle of the city, is located Barducci Jewellery shop. Here jewels production is carefully styled with great skill. Barducci proposes authentic ancient jewelry, important classic pieces, precious, rare and unusual stones as well as fine silvel ware. The shop is worth a visit to have a look at the strongbox, a precious safe.
Via Strozzi 22r, Florence
Officine Panerai.Panerai was born in 1860 in Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, the art and the science which have made Italy famous throughout the world for its creativity and genius. Officine Panerai expresses through its watches, which it reinterprets over time with passion, technical excellence and exclusive design. A watch-making laboratory, highly specialized since the nineteenth century, supplier of measurement and precision instruments to the Italian Navy in the nineteen hundreds, fine watchmaker and international brand in the twenty-first century.
Piazza San Giovanni 16r and Four Season Hotel Firenze, Borgo Pinti 99, Florence
Officina Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella. The origins of Officina Farmaceutica S.M.N. are tied to the Dominican Friars, who in 1221, began building their monastery in Florence. The shop is worth a visit to have a look at the Directoir style green room, 17th century pharmacy jars, old apothecary’s rooms and and antique furniture. All the products are made in Florence with equipment that has been specially designed and custom-built for each specific purpose.
Via della Scala 16, Florence
Erboristeria Inglese. Since 1873, Erboristeria Inglese has specialized in the creation of the finest quality natural and effective skin care and health supplements. Over the years, this historic Florentine house has earned a loyal cult following among a discerning international clientele, which includes royalty and celebrities in the entertainment and fashion industries.
Via dè Tornabuoni 19, Florence
Lorenzo Villoresi. Since his first voyage to the Middle East in 1981, Lorenzo Villoresi develops a passion for spices and essences that he would use, back in Italy, to compose original pot-pourris and personalized fragrances.
Via de Bardi 14, Florence
Loretta Caponi.1967 Loretta Caponi brand start accruing its international fame, including as clients Very Important People of international jet-sets. By the end of the Seventies, while the fashion trend was aiming to use fibers as synthetic and nylon, Loretta Caponi brings forward just cotton, linen and silk. Her styles are long sleeves nightgowns, ruffles at the neck with smock embroidery.
Piazza Antinori 4r and Via delle Belle Donne 28r, Florence
Viale Morin 10, Forte dei Marmi
Lungarno Details. Lungarno Details, a few steps from Ponte Vecchio, offers its customers an elegant selection of furniture and house-wares from international companies. Elegant plate sets, splendid Birman lacquers, Portuguese ceramics, blown hourglasses and many more each season.
Lungarno Acciaiuoli 2P-4D, Florence
Armando Poggi. Armando Poggi has been a family-owned and operated business in Florence since the 1930s. As the business expanded from one tiny store to two large showrooms in Piazza del Duomo, the defining force remained unchanged — a commitment to offering the best of Italy’s craftsmanship and artistry. Armando Poggi today is synonymous with the finest Italian ceramics, Buccellati silver, and Murano glass.
Via Calzaiuoli 103r, Florence