A list of perfect Florentine jewels by a relative newcomer
James Ferragamo’s grandfather Salvatore arrived in Florence by the late 1920s and started his footwear business.
Ninety years later, the now diversified business has men and women’s clothing, leather goods, fragrance, bags, belts, jumpers, luggage, hotels in Florence and Rome, etc etc as well as the signature footwear still.
Years ago when the Publisher was in Florence, she had lunch with James – now Men’s and Women’s Leather Product Director for the Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A. – in a little out of the way place known only to savvy locals. She was bowled over by both his intelligence and his knowledge of the family business. Shame she lost that restaurant address!
So it seemed logical that when James Ferragamo named his favourite places in the city, they should be recorded for posterity.
The list, by James Ferragamo
Here is his list of the best shopping in Florence. It includes one of the usual suspects – the pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella – but others are rather more unexpected.
Try Flair Lungarno Corsini 24r, Firenze +39 055 2670154 firstname.lastname@example.org
And then Laura Caponi – so cool no address is on the website. http://www.lorettacaponi.it/en/
But don’t forget Ferragamo themselves. Their shops on the corner of the Santa Trinita bridge… the museum… and their Lungarno hotels.
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