Christmas Shopping in Italy

Christmas Shopping in Italy

Bespoke, unique, and with an emphasis on understated elegance, Essteele presents a last-minute guide on where to buy the most stylish gifts in Italy this Christmas season.

Saddler's Union

Cult luxury leather brand, Saddler's Union, originated in 1957, with Jackie Onassis as a devoted customer. Fast forward to 2106 and the master leather craftsmen are still turning out their iconic “bucket bag“ but shoppers will also covet their handmade work and travel accessories, belts, iPad cases, bracelets and leather clutch bags decorated with small studs.

p. +39 06 32120237

f. +39 06 32609603

Via Margutta 11, Rome

Corraini Bookshop

Housed in a complex designed by uber-architect Renzo Piano, this elegant bookshop and gallery specialise in books dedicated to art, design, photography and illustration. A special area is dedicated to the best-published works for children, both Italian and foreign, with specific attention paid to artists' books for children. Last-minute Christmas shoppers can also stock up on designer objects, works by local artisans and home accessories with a luxe vibe.

Via Nizza 230/103

10126 TORINO

tel. +39 011 6677897

Delfina Delettrez

Named by one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30, Delfina Delettrez Fendi is a designer and jeweller based in Rome. She founded her company, Delfina Delettrez, in 2007 with an emphasis on glam-rock contemporary and statement pieces that include copper, crystal, diamonds, gold, leather and bone. Since the inception of her brand, she has garnered a cult following, much helped by her fashion pedigree, as a fourth-generation member of the Fendi dynasty.

Via del Governo Vecchio, 67

00186 Roma

+39 (0) 6 68 13 41 05


For those with a penchant for beautiful stationery, Pettinaroli has been supplying the letter writers of Milan with elegant handmade printed note cards, greeting cards, fine-quality papers and envelopes for over 130 years. Perfect stocking fillers or for sending old-fashioned thank-you missives post-Christmas.

Piazza S. Fedele, 2 ingresso da Via T. Marino, 20121 Milan: +39 02 8646 4642

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