Bespoke PJ's from Florence
Published: April 2009
By Valerie Waterhouse
Among Florence's renowned designer boutiques and artisan outposts, the ultimate take-home luxury is a pair of bespoke pajamas from Loretta Caponi. Stepping into the 50-year-old store, housed in a 14th-century palazzo, is like traveling back to an age when shopping was a genteel privilege. Beneath the frescoed ceiling, artisans cut, sew, and iron made-to-measure pajamas in silk, linen (shown, $519), and cotton with hand-stitched monograms. Meanwhile, Signora Caponi and her daughter, Lucia, dole out coffee and advice from antique tables. After a brief fitting, your Florentino memento will arrive at your doorstep in two weeks.
Loretta Caponi, 4R Piazza degli Antinori; 39-055/213-668.