Here are 5 of my favorite places to shop for Valentine treasures! From the sublime to the silly, these are my secret spots around the globe.
Tucked away in Greenwhich village you will find my favorite florist Fleurs Bella. From personal arrangements to full wedding exstravaganza’s , floral designer Bella Meyer will amaze and delight you. This is the perfect spot for selecting chic floral thank-you’s or I love you’s.
Address: 55 East Eleventh Street New York, 10003
Stephanie Roger’s White Bird is sort of a parisian version of cult Williamsburg Brooklyn boutique Catbird. Here you will find no fuss but fabulous everyday jewelry including a large selection of simple wedding bands and understated engagement rings presented in a boho chic setting complete with Morroccan carpets and natural wood.
Address: 7 boulevard des Filles du Calvaire 75003 Paris; 38 rue du Mont Thabor 75001 Paris
Donlon books is the best place in London to forage for gifts for the hard to please creative. Here you will unearth fine art tomes, vintage erotica, rare zines and unusual monographs. Even if you don’t have the need to find the cleverest gift on the planet try and stop by for a bit of personal inspirational.
Address: 75 Broadway Market London, E8 4PH
Andraab makes the chicest and most luxurious cashmere scarves and shawls in India. Everything is woven and embroidered by hand in Kashmir. The large intricate pieces can run into the thousands. An incredible cashmere scarf is forever; treat yourself or a loved one. I know many Indian socialites who have bought thier embroidered wedding shawls here. No worries if you can’t make the trip, Shop Latitude has a curated selection of Andraab scarves always available.
Address: 38 Gupta Gardens (nr. Amer City Heritage Hotel), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Curated by designer Antonio Marras, this very charming boutique carries his own whimsical designs (for both men and women) along with an elegant but quirky selection of accessories including old school velvet frame handbags and jewelry from Monica Castiglioni. This is a great spot to pick up an unusual gift like a custom Antonia Marras box of chocolates or a an adorable soft sculpture doll by Pierpierino.
Address: Via Cola di Rienzo 8, 20144 Milan, Italy
Written by: Kym Canter, Shop Latitude Creative Director