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City Secrets | Capri Shopping

Capri is one of the most appealing places on the planet. With its rustic charm and glamorous history, it is easy to see why this small isle was on every jetsetter?s itinerary. When you arrive, do not be disappointed by the endless brand-name boutiques and mobs of tourists. Capri is also a place of deep artisanal traditions, one that produces handmade creations that perfectly capture the essence of the dolce vita lifestyle. This is the moment to treat yourself to indigenous favorites such as bespoke sandals or a pair of custom made Capri pants.
Capri is one of the most appealing places on the planet. With its rustic charm and glamorous history, it is easy to see why this small isle was on every jetsetter?s itinerary. When you arrive, do not be disappointed by the endless brand-name boutiques and mobs of tourists. Capri is also a place of deep artisanal traditions, one that produces handmade creations that perfectly capture the essence of the dolce vita lifestyle. This is the moment to treat yourself to indigenous favorites such as bespoke sandals or a pair of custom made Capri pants.
 
 
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Also be sure to stock up on bottles of the local Limoncello liquor to enjoy when you return home. While Sophia Loren and Jacqueline Onassis may have been two of the most celebrated consumers back in the day, their favorite shops still exist and are now joined by a new crop of local design talent.  Two of our favorites are Tony Aiello?s brand, 100% Capri, which offers handmade shorts, shirts, and home products in classic white linen, and Grazia Vozza, where the Vozza sisters are designing contemporary artisanal jewelry that would rival Elizabeth Taylor?s. 
 
 
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Bespoke Sandals
 
L?arte Del Sandalo Caprese
Via Orlando 75, Anacapri (00 39 081 837 3583)
 
Canfora Capri Sandals
Via Camerelle, 3, 80073 Capri Napoli, Italy (+39 081 837 0487)
 
There are several sandal makers in town, but we especially like Antonio Viva's designs which have graced the feet of Sophia Loren. If you can wait a few weeks, he'll design and send you a bespoke pair of sandals. If you prefer Jackie O?s favorite, go to Canfora Capri Sandals, they can make custom sandals in less time. 
 
 
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Souvenir
 
Limoncello Di Capri
Via Listieri 25a, 80073 Capri (00 39 081 837 3059) www.limoncello.com; email: limoncello@capri.it
 
Invented generations ago by the Canali family, this lemon liquor can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with vodka. It is also delicious poured over ice cream. A bottle of Limoncello makes a great summer hostess gift. 
 
 
 
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Perfume
 
Carthusia ? I Profumi Di Capri
Viale Parco Agusto 2, 80073 Capri (00 39 081 837 0368) www.carthusia.com
 
This is where you buy the smell of the island in a bottle. The tiny shop sells delicious perfumes made from local herbs and wild flowers. 
 
 
Capri Pants
 
La Parisienne
Piazza Umberto I 7, Capri (00 39 081 837 0283; www.laparisiennecapri.it; email: laparisienne@libero.it
 
This is the best source for the island?s sartorial pleasure- a pair of made-to-measure Capri pants takes only a day to make. This boutique also sells designs by high-end brands like Roberto Cavalli and Fendi.
 
 
 
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Jewels
 
Grazia Vozza
At 22 Via li Campi; 39-081-837-4010; www.graziavozza.com
 
For stunning necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, pay a visit to Grazia Vozza, where the Vozza sisters are whipping up original designs produced by local artisans. 
 
 
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Lifestyle
 
100% Capri
Via Fuorlovado, 29, 80073 Capri Naples, Italy (+39 081 837 7561) http://www.100x100capri.com/en
 
Inspired by the sunny, Mediterranean lifestyle of Capri, Tony Aiello created a collection of handmade, ultra-light linen wear for men, women, and children. Footwear and home furnishings are also available at the two branches that stand opposite each other on Via Fuorlovado. 
 
 
 
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