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Ros­sa­na Ri­ghi­ni de­lights cu­sto­mers with her scar­ves, broo­ches, co­stu­me jewel­ry, bags, ha­ts and silk, hand­ma­de ties. Her win­do­ws and di­splay ca­ses ex­press the ow­ner's phi­lo­so­phy: “The cul­tu­re of beau­ty, the ma­gic of ele­gan­ce”.

PAS­SION TIP Ana­te­ma al­so stocks small Mu­ra­no glass jewel­ry. Open dai­ly 10am-2pm/3pm-7pm. www.ana­te­ San Po­lo, 2603. T: 041 5242221. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San To­mà stop). Map D4

Fan­ny Glo­ves

Co­lour­ful, hand­ma­de glo­ves, from the mo­st clas­sic to the mo­st ec­cen­tric, li­ned with cash­me­re, silk or la­pin. Sin­ce 2001, Giorgio Fon­ta­ni­ve has con­ti­nued to run this fa­mi­ly-ow­ned bu­si­ness, esta­bli­shed by his fa­ther-in-law, a Nea­po­li­tan glo­ve ma­ker.

The brand re­cen­tly ope­ned a se­cond bran­ch in Can­na­re­gio, in Rio Te­rà San Leonardo. Open dai­ly 9.30am-1.30pm/2.30pm-7.30pm.­ny­glo­ves. it. San Po­lo, 2723 (Cal­le Sao­ne­ri) T. 041 5228266. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San To­mà stop). Map D2

Fran­cis Mo­del

Sty­li­sh, hi­gh-qua­li­ty bags with a fo­cus on co­lour. Esta­bli­shed in 1965, this small ar­ti­sa­nal ‘bot­te­ga' has al­ways re­mai­ned fai­th­ful to the dik­ta­ts of Ma­de in Ita­ly craf­tsman­ship. Lo­ca­ted ju­st steps from the Rial­to Brid­ge, Rug­ge­ro De Zor­zi de­vo­tes him­self to his craft with pri­de and pas­sion. Open dai­ly 10am-7.30pm. www.fran­ci­smo­ San Po­lo,

773/A (Ru­ga Ra­va­no). T: 041 5212889. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Rial­to Mer­ca­to stop). Map E3

Gio­van­na Za­nel­la

For the pa­st ten years, Ve­ne­tian de­si­gner­cob­bler Gio­van­na Za­nel­la has been crea­ting ex­clu­si­ve li­nes of shoes for men and wo­men at her work­shop lo­ca­ted ju­st a sto­ne's th­row from the Rial­to Brid­ge. Ea­ch pair is en­do­wed with its own, un­re­pea­ta­ble per­so­na­li­ty and Gio­van­na re­fers to them as “ma­gi­cal, hau­te cou­tu­re crea­tions” be­cau­se they are of­ten en­han­ced by a sur­pri­se ele­ment li­ke tou­ches of ny­lon, co­bra heads, pi­stils or frin­ges. Open Mon-Sat 1.30pm-8pm. www. gio­van­na­za­nel­ Ca­stel­lo, 5641 (Cal­le near Cam­po San Lio). T: 041 5235500. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Rial­to stop). Map F4

Giu­lia­na Lon­go

A mil­li­ner boa­sting a long­stan­ding fa­mi­ly tra­di­tion da­ting back to the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry, Giu­lia­na Lon­go's fa­me has spread far beyond the boun­da­ries of Venice, thanks to her unique Ve­ne­tian ae­sthe­tic. Her shop is the dream hat­cu­p­board of any true sar­to­ria­li­st, amid­st old-world fur­ni­shings, ori­gi­nal pa­na­ma ha­ts and hand­ma­de head­gear. PAS­SION TIP The on­ly shop in town whe­re you can find authentic gon­do­lier's ha­ts. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.giu­lia­na­lon­go. com. San Marco, 4813 (Cal­le del Lo­vo).

T: 041 5226454. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Rial­to stop).

Map F4

La Pa­ri­gi­na

An hi­sto­ric Ve­ne­tian shoe shop whi­ch has been pro­du­cing its own-na­me sleek, but­ter-soft lea­ther shoes for men and wo­men sin­ce the 1940s. It al­so stocks a wi­de se­lec­tion of in­ter­na­tio­nal brands in­clu­ding Chur­ch's, Tim­ber­land, Cam­per, Mi­chael Kors, Bik­kem­berg san­dals and Si­ton loa­fers. La Pa­ri­gi­na al­so car­ries an as­sort­ment of lu­xu­ry sports­wear.­pa­ri­gi­ Open dai­ly 10am7.30pm. San Marco, 733. T: 041 5231555. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (Rial­to stop). Map E4 • Open dai­ly 9am-1pm/4pm-8pm. Ve­ne­zia Li­do, Gran Via­le S. M. Eli­sa­bet­ta 14, T: 041 2420475. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (Li­do stop). Off Map

Mi­che­le De Fi­na

Re­né Cao­vil­la

Hi­ghly se­lect lea­ther shoes, its ow­ner over­sees ea­ch sta­ge of the wor­king pro­cess from the cut­ting of the lea­ther to the end crea­tion. Craf­tsman­ship and Ita­lian sty­le are the hall­mark trai­ts of Ve­ne­tian shoe de­si­gner Mi­che­le De Fi­na. Open dai­ly 10am-1pm/2pm-7pm. www.mi­che­le­de­fi­ San Marco, 318/A (Cal­le del­la Ca­no­ni­ca). T: 041 3030189. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Marco stop or San Zac­ca­ria stop). Map F4

In the 1950s, twen­ty-year-old Re­né star­ted wor­king

at his fa­mi­ly's foot­wear fac­to­ry, re­vea­ling his ta­lent as a ‘foot­wear sculp­tor'. Ba­sed in Venice, he has col­la­bo­ra­ted with fa­shion hou­ses of the li­kes of Va­len­ti­no, Dior, Gal­lia­no, Chanel and is no­ted for the stun­ning li­ne of "jewel shoes" he co-crea­ted with Karl La­ger­feld. Shoe-de­si­gner to the stars, A-li­sters who ado­re his crea­tions in­clu­de Gwen Ste­fa­ni, Ro­bin Wright, Brit­ney Spears and Sa­rah Jes­si­ca Par­ker.

PAS­SION TIP His pumps in Ve­ne­tian la­ce are tru­ly ico­nic! Open dai­ly 10am-7pm.­ne­cao­vil­ San Marco, 1296. T: 041 5238038. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Marco-Val­la­res­so stop). Map F4

SV Lab

As its na­me sug­gests, mo­re than a shop, SV Lab is a crea­ti­ve work­shop that its ow­ner Car­lo Sar­to­ri li­kes to de­scri­be as “his pa­ral­lel world”. Not ju­st a shop sel­ling shoes and accessories - a pla­ce whe­re you can crea­te a so­phi­sti­ca­ted, ec­cen­tric to­tal look - but al­so an open spa­ce whe­re it is not unu­sual to find ar­tists at work... Open Mon-Sat 10am-7.30pm; Sun 11am-6pm. San Marco, 2663 (Cam­po San Mau­ri­zio). T: 041 5220595. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 (Gi­glio stop). Map E5

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