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Exceptional craftsmanship by local artisans

April 03, 2020

All our destinations are melting pots for creative talent, producing outstanding examples of great craftsmanship and delightful design. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites, from a historic tailors on London’s Savile Row to a unique Parisian perfumery and LA’s premium milliner.

London

Henry Poole & Co

London’s Savile Row is synonymous with style and quality and Henry Poole & Co is one of the finest tailors on the street. Creator of the tuxedo, the tailor has been handcrafting custom suits for the capital’s well-heeled gentlemen since 1806. The bespoke service is so good that Henry Poole & Co has been awarded Royal Warrants by its regal clients.

15 Savile Row, London W1S 3PJ
+44 20 7734 5985

Henry Poole
Sipsmith

Sipsmith London

On weeknights at Sipsmith London, visitors can tour the first traditional copper pot distillery to open in London since 1820 and witness the intricate production processes that goes into handcrafting its signature spirits. Enjoy tutored tastings of Sipsmith’s signature London Dry Gin, and pick up a pretty bottle or two to take home.

83 Cranbrook Road, London W4 2LJ
+44 208 747 0753

Rome

L’Antico Forno Roscioli

Start the day right with freshly baked artisanal breads at Antico Forno Roscioli. The bakery has one of the oldest kilns in Rome, and has been serving local citizens since 1972. Its specialities include Roman focaccia, pizzas, and Milanese sweet breads such as Panettone. The bakery also bakes customised breads upon request.

Via Dei Chiavari 34, 00186
+39 06 686 4045

Bocache and Salvucci

Bocache & Salvucci

Bocache & Salvucci crafts the bespoke, customised shoes that are an essential component of a Roman gentleman’s wardrobe. Shoes are made from superior quality leather that’s cut, shaped and finished by hand, and moulded to the wearer’s feet to ensure a perfect fit.

Via Francesco Crispi 115 A, 00187
+39 06 8376 6008

Paris

The Harmonist

Treat yourself to a new signature scent at artisan perfume house, The Harmonist. The Chinese philosophy of feng shui is at the foundation of the perfumery, which focuses on five elements of water, wood, earth, fire and metal to create a truly unique collection of fragrances from rare and precious botanical oils. Visit the boutique for a consultation to determine which scent will best balance your energies and create harmony.

36 avenue George V, 75008
+33 (0)1 53 75 19 92

Moulié Fleurs

Before heading back to the hotel, pick up a beautiful custom bouquet of flowers from historic florist Moulié Fleurs.Founded in 1870 by Alexandre Savart, and passed on to Henri Moulié in 1978, the florist supplies some of the most stylish haute couture houses in Paris. Henri guides customers through the vast selection and combinations of colours, shapes and scents to craft a personalised floral arrangement.

8 Place du Palais Bourbon, 75007
+33 (0)1 45 51 78 43

Los Angeles

FOLD Gallery

Tucked away in FOLD Gallery is one of LA’s best-kept artisanal shopping secrets: the “Handmade in LA” corner. Located within the concept store is an entire section dedicated solely to local artisans and craftspeople. From handmade leather accessories and handbags to soaps and candles, there’s so much to discover in this intriguing space.

453 South Spring Street, M7, CA 90013
+1 213-221-4585

Fold Gallery
Nick Fouquet

Nick Fouquet

Beloved by icons like Pharrell, Madonna and Bob Dylan, Los Angeles premium milliner Nick Fouquet offers seasonal ready-to-wear pieces for men and women. Every bohemian offering is carefully handcrafted by a small in-house team, following close to twenty intricate steps.

853 Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291
+1 310-310-2315

Milan

Zagliani Atelier for Bally

Zagliani is one of the finest leather ateliers in Milan, renowned for their incredibly soft leather handcrafted bags. The workshop was taken over by Bally fashion house in 2015 and is now devoted to the Made to Order service at Bally, where customers can work with experts to design bespoke handbags from a choice of luxurious leathers and exotic skins.

Bally, Via Monte Napoleone 8, 20121
+39 02 7600 8406

F. Pettinaroli

Pettinaroli

One of Milan’s primary stationery specialists since 1881, Pettinaroli offers a beautiful array of books and diaries, luxury typography and vintage prints. Whether you desire a handcrafted notebook, photo album, or a unique gift for a loved one, there’s plenty to discover at this Milanese boutique.

Via Brera 4, 20121
+39 02 8646 4642

Ascot

Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

Discover the art of the chocolatier at Rosie’s Chocolate Factory. The factory specialises in bespoke luxury chocolates that are designed to suit individual customers’ tastes and crafted in-house using the finest ingredients. Chocolate enthusiasts can also take part in workshops and make their own bars to take home.

Unit 1, Sheeplands Farm, Wargrave RG10 8DL
+44 118 443 9180

Windsor & Eton Brewery

Proving that there’s more to the area than castles and colleges, the Windsor & Eton Brewery makes small batch brews with traditional floor malted barley. The craft brewery’s beer is bursting with flavour and aroma, with many types using unusual ingredients to add unexpected undertones. Take a tour of the brewery or sample their collection in the onsite bar.

1 Vansittart Estate, Windsor SL4 1SE
+44 1753 854 075 

If this wonderful array of skilled artisans has given you an appetite for more, we have lots of other recommendations for great days out in our #DCmoments City Guides and our #DCmoments Food Guides.

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