Three Wonderful Venetian Shops: Zacaria's Oggetti Artistici, L'Armadio di Coco Vintage Lab & OPVS Handbags
Surprise! Not one, not two, but three new favorite shops are joining OG Venice Travel Guide today. And yes, there might just be something here for everyone:
Zacaria's Oggetti Artistici is taking the top spot in our Artisan Shops & Souvenirs Section for two reasons: 1. The artist owner here makes really beautiful, whimsical and uplifting pieces that are completely unique and stand out in such a positive light against the usual souvenirs in Venezia. 2. These gorgeous pieces are available at incredibly low prices. And when I say that, I mean that a visitor to Venice can shop here for the same or less than s/he would spend at a shop that sold imported souvenirs. This would be my own first choice for souvenir shopping in Venice.
L'Armadio di Coco Vintage Lab is taking the top spot in our Vintage & Second Hand Section because they have an awesome collection of designer vintage clothing and accessories for both men and women at great prices. I could have spent hours going through the racks there!
OPVS is taking the top spot in our Leather Goods and Handbags Section because their pieces are everything that a handmade Italian leather handbag is supposed to be and more. Every piece of these bags, from the leather to lining is handmade in the Veneto and they are of the quality that has made Italian leather goods famous the world over. With unlimited funds to purchase a handbag, I would still walk past every famous fashion house on Calle XXII Marzo on my way to buy it here. However, you don't really need unlimited funds as the prices here are surpassingly reasonable for what you will get.
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Venice Blogs & Websites We Love:
Naturally Epicurean -
Venice Food Guide and Healthy Italian Food Blog full of both excellent recommendations for eating out in Venice and lots of healthy recipes to try at home.
La Venessiana- Wonderfully Written and Curated Mix of History, Tradition and Recipes all Originating in Venice.
Contemporary Venice- Contemporary Art News & Itineraries
Colazione a Venezia - Breakfast in Venice
The ultimate journal of teas, coffee and pastries in Venice!
Detourism - Sustainable Tourism - Regularly Published Newsletter of Off-the-Beaten-Trail Tourism Suggestions for Venice
Gruppo 25 Aprile - The Blog of a Non-Partisan Citizens Group Sharing Statistics About Venice and Citizens' Concerns about Life in The Lagoon.
Cook in Venice Blog - Recipes, Cookbooks & All the Food News of Venice
I Am Not Making This Up Blog - Witty, Humorous and Impeccably Written Observations about Life in Venice
Capturing Venice Blog - Images, Poems and Prose Dedicated to Venice
Venezia Nascosta (Hidden Venice) - Images and Posts Discussing the History, Mysteries and Traditions of Venice
Venezia da Vivere - The Cultural Activity Guide to Venice