Jeweller Fawaz Gruosi’s personal guide to shopping in Florence

The founder of high-jewellery house De Grisogono on his favourite Florentine boutiques

Fawaz Gruosi at home in Geneva, with the Event Horizon table by Marc Newson
Fawaz Gruosi at home in Geneva, with the Event Horizon table by Marc Newson | Image: Fabio Massimo Aceto

Eredi Chiarini is one of my favourite clothing shops. It sells classic Italian brands that you will rarely find elsewhere. Eredi Chiarini, Via Porta Rossa 33R (+39055-284 478; eredichiarini.it).

The Richard Ginori flagship store in Florence
The Richard Ginori flagship store in Florence

Florence is the best place, to my mind, for homewares. I always pay a visit to Richard Ginori, for beautiful classic Florentine china – I buy my dinner plates there. Richard Ginori, Via dei Rondinelli 17R (+39055-210 041; richardginori1735.com).

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Loretta Caponi has amazing embroidered linens and tablecloths, as well as silk pyjamas. I get all my bath, bed and table linen there, embroidered with my initials. Loretta Caponi, Piazza Antinori 4R (+39055-213 668; lorettacaponi.com).

Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art is an old family business that specialises in art and antiques
Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art is an old family business that specialises in art and antiques

Guido Bartolozzi is another regular haunt. It’s a very unusual antique-furniture emporium – I love the old doors and wood panelling. Guido Bartolozzi, Via Maggio 18R (+39055-215 602; guidobartolozzi.com).

The sublime Loretta Caponi atelier is housed in a former piano store
The sublime Loretta Caponi atelier is housed in a former piano store

I always make time to visit Damiano Lapiccirella, the art and antique dealer who has helped me build my collection of Florentine antiques and art – he has an old family business that has great knowledge and expertise. Antonacci Lapiccirella, (+3906-454 33036; alfineart.com).

The original branch of Santa Maria Novella boasts a stunning interior
The original branch of Santa Maria Novella boasts a stunning interior

The original branch of Santa Maria Novella is here; it’s one of the oldest pharmacies in the world, with a stunning interior, and it’s where I go to stock up on soaps and bath oils. Santa Maria Novella, Via della Scala 16 (+39055-216 276; smnovella.it).

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