Capri’s boutiques have been setting fashion trends for centuries. The tiny Italian island has long been a crossroads for artists, aristocrats and discerning international travelers who love the color, style and visual wit of southern Italian style. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is among those who famously shopped on Capri, visiting often in the 1960s and ’70s and purchasing the island’s tailored mid-calf pants, now known as Capri pants, and the elegant Amadeo Canfora sandals she popularized. The work of the late photographer Slim Aarons also spread the island’s distinctive style far and wide, and more recently Dolce & Gabbana filmed memorable commercials for its perfume Light Blue there.
Though many of the world’s most famous luxury brands have shops in the town of Capri, the ones we like best are the small, sometimes quirky independent retailers that are found nowhere else. Here’s a selection of some of our favorites.
The charming Amedeo Scognamiglio takes a real pride in presenting highly original handmade jewelry for men and women to customers who frequent his shop, a real insider’s address. Among his signature lines, the Romantic collection features delightful modern cameo earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Bespoke jewelry can also be created. (Amadeo also has a boutique in Manhattan.)