SHOPPING Wonder Watch If you want to wear a true time-telling legend around your wrist, there’s no other watch for you than a The 175-yearold Swiss watchmaker is opening its first mono-brand boutique in the Eternal City this fall, in collaboration with Hausmann & Co., Rome’s most historic jewelry store, founded in 1794. Holding the distinction of the inventor of the wristwatch (created for a Hungarian Countess in 1868), as well as the creation of the keyless winding system, perhaps no other watchmaker in the world can claim a more storied past. Patek Philippe has been appreciated by the echelons of society since its very inception, even Queen Victoria had two of their timepieces as early as 1851. The list of celebrities who have owned their creations is astounding, and includes Clark Gable, Duke Ellington, Charlotte Bronte, Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol, Tchaikovsky, Walt Disney, J. P. Morgan, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, and Leo Tolstoy, as well as numerous heads of state and members of royalty. Today, the watches come in a plethora of styles, materials, and functions, each one crafted with the same precision and excellence that has always characterized the Patek Philippe name. jewelry, or design objects, while supporting local, women-run businesses. Via di Torre Argentina, 72. leartigiane.it Map D3 Tel 0668309347. Patek Lungaretta 121 (Trastevere) Philippe. Chic boutique whose racks include stylish garments from London, Paris, and Rome. A wide range of shoes produced in the artisanal tradition are also available. Open Mon–Thurs, 10am– 8pm; Fri–Sat, 10am–12am; Sun, 11am– 8pm. Via della Lungaretta, 121/123. Tel 065898876. lungaretta121.com Map D5 Rinascente (Tritone/Salaria) Large, up-scale department store stocking an ample selection of men’s, women’s, and children’s fashions. Wide array of cosmetics, accessories, and housewares. Tax refunds available. Flagship store: Open Mon–Sun, 10am–10pm. Via del Tritone, 61/ Via dei Due Macelli, 23. Store: Map E2 Store: Open Mon–Fri, 9:30am–9pm; Sat, 9:30am–9:30pm; Sun, 10am–9pm. Map G1 Piazza Fiume. Tel 068841231. Credit cards accepted. rinascente.it Silly Closet Room (Navona) Small Parisienne-style boutique selling garments, accessories, and jewelry by all-Italian brands. Opened and run by two young friends who are passionate about bringing independent Italian designers to the shoppers of Rome. All credit cards accepted. Open Mon, 3:30–7:30pm; Tue– Sat, 10:30am–7:30pm. Via della Scrofa, 111. Tel 0694414358. Instagram @sillyclosetroom >Via Condotti, 28. Tel 066784005. hausmann- co.com beautiful haute couture collections since launching in 1907. The store carries a vast assortment of precious, sought-after cuts to make elegant dresses, ceremony attire, coats, shirts, and bridal gowns. Find them on Facebook at Valli Tessuti. Open Mon–Sat, 9:30am–7pm. Via del Tritone, 126. Tel 064880873 and 064882931. All credit cards accepted including UnionPay and PayPal. vallitessuti.com stationery, T-shirts, and more, assisted by the kind and attentive staff. Open Mon, 12noon–7:30pm; Tues–Sat, 10:30am–7:30pm. Closed Sundays. Via di Monserrato, 35. Tel 0683772934. All credit cards accepted except Diners. chezdede.com Map D3 CONCEPT STORES Map C3 Chez Dédé (Campo de’ Fiori) EYEWEAR Everyday accessories are made luxurious at this chic, French-Italian boutique. Shop exclusive scarves, bags, toiletry kits, candles, perfumes, Map D3 Monocle (Pantheon) Original and sophisticated eyewear by Thom Browne, Kuboraum, Mykita, Ahlem, Linda Farrow, Matsuda, Dita Eyewear, 8000 Eyewear, Rick Owens, Meo Fusciuni Parfum, Jacques Marie Mage. Via di Campo Marzio, 13. Tel 066833668. monocle.it FOOD & WINE Leather the Storm Enoteca DiVini Italiani (Veneto) Carucci For five generations, the historic shop has been crafting shoes and leather goods for Rome’s most stylish citizens. It was born in 1902 as a workshop manufacturing handmade trunks, umbrellas, and suitcases, but over the years the store has transitioned to women’s footwear and handbags, all proudly bearing the Made in Italy label. Elegance and convenience define Carucci’s distinctive feminine ideal, with a constant exploration into the highest quality materials, all with the goal of creating a unique and classy style. Their exclusive collection also includes scarves and gloves. Open Mon 3:30pm–7pm, Tue–Sun, 9:30am–7pm. Well-stocked wine shop offering the most important Italian labels. Friendly and helpful service. Open Mon–Fri, 11am–1pm and 2:30– 8pm; Sat 4– 8pm. Via Ludovisi, 33. Tel 068276303. Map D3 Map E/F2 Ottica Efrati (Spagna) Luxurious Italian and international designer eyewear: Armani, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, Alain Mikli, Dior, Thom Browne, Michael Kors, Oliver Peoples, Dita, Dita von Teese, Miu Miu, Gentle Monster, Thierry Lasry, Ic! Berlin, Chopard, and Tom Ford. WHERE readers: 10% discount. Piazza di Spagna, 91. Tel 066795361. Via del Corso, 161. Tel 066792263. Via Frattina, 63. Tel 066781461. Credit cards accepted. David Marc Store: Via del Corso, 62. Tel 063235102. Leonidas (Navona) Belgian chocolates in different flavors and forms: cream, praline, ganache, caramel, nougat, coffee, liqueur, marzipan, truffle, and much more. Made with the best ingredients from around the world. Also sugar-free chocolates, marzipan, chocolate figurines, and personalized gift packages. Via dei Redentoristi, 16. Tel 0668192245. Map D3 Map D/E2 GIFTS & COLLECTABLES Map E2/3 L’Artigianato (Navona) FABRICS Many gift ideas, from pottery to porcelain, Venetian masks to Bialetti coffee makers, and more. All products Made in Italy. Tax refunds and international shipping available. Open daily, 10am–1:30pm and 3– 8pm. Piazza Navona, 84. Tel 066874476. >Via di Ripetta, 68. Tel 063227209. carucci1902.com Casa del Tessuto (Esquilino) Designer fabrics, cashmere, men’s fabrics (Ermenegildo Zegna), fabrics for wedding dresses, pure Italian silks, drapery fabrics, household linens, direct import of English fabric “Liberty”. Dolce e Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Etro, Giorgio Armani, Prada, and Gucci. Via dello Statuto, 64/66. Tel 064872813. Tax-free services. Credit cards accepted. casadeltessuto.com Map D3 Glassy Venezia (Esquiline) Итальянские Boutique dedicated to authentic Murano glass works. Look for items for the home, including wine g lasses, candle holders, and vases; a vast jewelry selection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings; and unique pieces depicting the masterpieces of artists like Klimt, Van Gogh, and Monet. Open daily, 9:30am– 10:30pm. Via Principe Amedeo, 7. Tel 064870875. Major credit cards accepted. ткани. Map G3 Valli Tessuti Alta Moda (Trevi) Valli Tessuti Alta Moda has offered its clientele the best Made-in-Italy fabrics inspired by the most Map G3 26 WHERE ROME I NOVEMBER 2019
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