The perfume company traces its roots back to 12th-century Carthusian monks, who distilled the island's most beautiful blooms into scents. Today the pretty, flower-filled shop sells fragrances for body and home.
You've probably seen Ceramica Artistica Solimene's bright, colorful tableware and objects for sale throughout Italy and in overpriced housewares shops worldwide. The outlet sales floor at the company's factory in Vietri Sul Mare is a mess — tall, dusty stacks of plates are piled high on the massive warehouse floor, with little organization beyond size and type. For those willing to hunt, the reward (at a fraction of retail cost) is great.
The designer showroom brims with pretty trinkets for the home: super colorful textiles, sea urchin sculptures, wine glasses, and horns — the classic Neapolitan symbol for luck.
Le Sirenuse is already famous for , considered by everyone to be among the world's best. The restaurant is impressive, too. But the boutique is the unexpected find, the product of hotel owner Carla Sersale's impeccable taste and global wanderings. Embroidered pillows designed by Sersale, swimming trunks designed by Allegra Hicks, Indian scarves, and Le Sirenuse's signature Eau d'Italie fragrances.
No woman can come to Capri without getting a pair of custom-made sandals as a souvenir. Shops are everywhere at various price points, but Antonio Viva is a true artisan, a larger-than-life personality who tends the shop from morning until dusk. Shoes — in every imaginable color and style — are ready in 15 minutes.
Take a highly educational and charming tour of Amalfi’s paper-making facilities through the centuries. Use the mill to make a sheet of your own paper to take home as a souvenir.
Colorful ceramics, a speciality of the Campagna region, are sold everywhere. But this boutique skips the clichéd designs and carries high-quality plates, platters, and housewares from lines like Solimene. Sister shop next door carries a similarly impressive fashion collection.
Capri's fashion uniform — crisp linen in white, pink, and blue, for women and for men — gets an update at this new boutique.