In Venice, the big names in fashion are all found near San Marco. Armani, Missoni and Valentino all have stylish shops just off the Piazza. For innovative and outrageous designs visit Fiorella in Campo Santo Stefano.
The stalls at the foot of the Ponte delle Guglie on Strada Nuova sell a range of good value leather shoes, and a wide variety of traditional Venetian slippers in a stunning range of colourful velour. For a genuine gondolier’s shirt, take a look in Emilio Ceccato.