Loretta Caponi

Loretta Caponi

4R Piazza degli Antinori, Tuscany,

Actor Anthony Hopkins once described Loretta Caponi as "the finest store in all of Italy," and it’s hard to disagree. Located in the flower-frescoed Palazzo Aldobrandini, almost everything in this 600-square-meter atelier is hand-stitched and embroidered by a team of craftswomen overseen by Signora Loretta and her daughter, Lucia. Racks and shelves are crammed with hand-made linen tablecloths, silk nightgowns, cotton pyjamas and children’s clothes. But Signora Loretta works mostly to order: delivery takes approximately one month.

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