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Closing out the last weeks of summer, we bring you Whitewaller Puglia. Below, you’ll find our list of the best boutiques to explore while you’re in Southern Italy, created in partnership with Eleonora Betesh, founder of VIA Puglia Magazine.
Style runs deep in this family; ‘Nugnes is an ultra-refined boutique with a rich family heritage that dates back to the early 20th century when grandfather Giuseppe Nugnes designed custom-tailored suits for wealthy bankers, nobles and bourgeois. Housed in Palazzo Pugliese, a gorgeous listed-building located in the center of Trani, the space is idyllic for showcasing the convergence between art and fashion, and features sleek and sophisticated interiors with a refined lounge to contemplate collections over coffee and conversation.
In a spacious, sleek space with high ceilings, exposed walls and minimalist decor, this boutique lets haute fashion speak for itself while never forgetting its Salentinan roots – each item fits into the space and region entire. The exquisite taste of owner Gianfranco Bray has worked wonders, attracting the most influential designers and international projects. The concept boutique features handpicked pieces from the collections of Saint Laurent, LOEWE, Jacquemus, Bottega Veneta, Fendi & more.
What started as a modest shoe shop in Fasano, owned and managed by Signor Cupertino in Fasano, has become a reliable address for the latest men and women’s wear. The two boutiques are flanked by a cobblestone road with rotating collections of upscale clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories, with lots of interesting pieces to try on for size. Staff offer maximum availability and full trust in their relationships with customers, including special orders, tailoring, and delivery services.
Founded by Katrin Brökelmann and Katherina Marx, Appia Appia refers to one of the oldest and most important roman routes connecting Rome with Brindisi. For this creative duo, the name is a symbol of connecting Mediterranean culture with their personal taste. The German natives have also lived in Paris where they acquired a knack for interior design and nailed the effortless French mode de vivre down to an art. In fact, Katherina’s affinity is rooted in her work as a producer and presenter of TV shows in France while Katrin comes from a family of editors who researched design and interiors for international brands. The concept shop in Nardo marries years of artistic inspiration and study, offering a colorful and playfully eclectic mix of local and international craftsmanship with a focus on quality, sustainability and durability. The seasons may chance but the collection is always inspired by Salento with its mix of “the sacred and the profane”, the opulence of Baroque and the ruggedness of rural life.