Venice is an island, many islands actually. Every item you see here arrived by boat. All our trash and discarded objects likewise, must depart by boat. This reality makes Venice an ideal spot for shoppers of the antique and vintage variety. Often the best secondhand shops in Venice are stashed in someone’s magazzino (storage space) or through the side door of a church.
These shops are not always easily recognizable as proper storefronts, which indeed abound in this historically famous merchant city. Diamonds glitter under that unique mix of sunlight and water in Venice. But those shops are for another day!
Today, I want to introduce you to a shop that glitters from the inside! Alessandra has a lovely little lair just off the main drag of Strada Nuova in Cannaregio. The shop blossoms with once loved treasures looking for a new home.
This Venetian vintage impassioned lady scours the city near and far collecting a wide variety of objects, women’s and men’s clothing all in excellent condition. There is an exceptionally nice selection of vintage bags and costume jewelry. Personally, I have a chunky, rocky, turquoise jewelry obsession so often I have to avoid passing by the shop!
You never know what you might find here, that is what makes going so much fun. You just might get lucky and catch one of Alessandra’s impromptu shopping parties, where she pulls out her newest finds accompanied by a bottle of wine to share with like-minded seekers!