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The shopping guide to Lecce – revisited

by Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande

A while back we wrote a shopping guide to Lecce with insider’s tips from a local ‘leccese’. The post proved very popular and to date is still the most read article in our blog.

We have decided to revisit the guide with yet more shopping addresses . After more than 15 years visiting the city of Lecce, we guide you to the best non-touristy spots.

Ready to shop local?

Ijo’ Design

The brand was founded by Annalisa Surace, who creates contemporary, sustainable and stylish artisanal apparels and accessories using local textiles: coats, scarfs, dresses as well as cushions or jewellery in natural materials and neutral color palettes.

“With IJO design I investigated the recovery and enhancement of traditional workings of the territory, the continuous search for cultural references, traces of memory, and the link with the ‘genius loci’ also expressed by the name IJO, ‘sole’ in griko, the ancient language of Magna Grecia. The starting point is the creation of textile collections and furnishing accessories made with different traditional materials”, says Surace.

IJO design is the combination of fashion, craftsmanship and design, a production with an eco-sensitivity in total respect of the environment and well-being of the person.

Showroom, via Palmieri n. 47-49 in Lecce.

Ijo’ Design

Vico dei Bolognesi

A concept store located in the historic centre, offering beautiful products sourced all over the world, from Israel to Scandinavia, from Italy to France, showcasing the best in craftsmanship, design and creativity. Modern pieces sit next to vintage ones in an harmonious eclecticism. From books to clothes, from accessories to homeware. A great place to source gifts to bering back home, or just for yourself!

Vico dei Bolognesi, Via Matteotti 22, Lecce

Vico dei Bolognesi

Suit

THE destination in Lecce for top international fashion brands, such as Gucci, Céline, YSL, Burberry, Fendi, Valentino,… You cannot travel to Lecce soon enough? Browse and buy on their online shop

Suit caters for both men and women in their shop located at Via 140° Reggimento Fanteria, 12/24, Lecce.

Suit

Mi – La Pietra Prende Forma

Hand-crafted jewellery, homeware, lamps, gifts using the local ‘pietra leccese’ stone. Unique pieces created with dedication and passion by its owners Ilaria and Massimiliano. Located steps from the Duomo, the shop is a must-visit. A great destination to buy gifts to take home.

Mi – La Pietra Prende Forma, Via Arcivescovo Petronelli, 14/16, 73100 Lecce

Mi – La Pietra Prende Forma

Society Limonta

Although not a ‘local’ shop, Society Limonta is still worth mentioning and visiting. Showcasing the best in Italian manufacturing, craftsmanship and design, the store sells linen, homeware and home accessories in the finest materials. Founded at the end of the 19th century on Lake Como, the cradle of linen and silk, Limonta is still a benchmark for textile innovation in the clothing and furnishing sectors.

Society Limonta, Via Degli Ammirati, 2, 73100 Lecce

Society Limonta

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