Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
Iconic Italian design
Noteworthy for: The shop and museum’s grand medieval building has belonged to the brand since Salvatore Ferragamo himself bought it in the 1930s.
The Ferragamo brand may now be global, but this palatial shop in the city where the company’s shoes have been made since the 1920s is their true spiritual home. It’s far larger than the average high-end boutique, with row upon row of exquisite designs not easily available elsewhere creating an almost reverential, museum-like atmosphere.
That’s no coincidence – down in the basement is the Ferragamo museum, an exhibit exploring shoemaking and showcasing some of the most eye-catching designs in the brand’s back catalogue.