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Handcrafted jewellery, local craftmanship, extravagant clothing, and accessories: If you love special things, shopping in Trentino-Alto Adige will amaze you!
During a holiday in Trentino-Alto Adige, the opportunity to shop in the numerous shops and boutiques in the most renowned ski resorts is certainly not lacking. But if you want your shopping experience in Trentino – Alto Adige to be truly special, you can choose the best products from local craftsmanship.
Throughout the Dolomites area, the tradition of working with humble materials such as fabric, wood, or precious gems is deeply rooted.
In addition to being a renowned resort for winter sports enthusiasts, Val Gardena, the pearl of the Dolomites, is a fascinating destination for culture and traditions. Among these, the art of woodworking stands out.
The people of Gardena are indeed specialized in artistic carpentry, particularly in the creation of dolls and wooden sculptures—unique and highly valuable objects loved and exported worldwide.
If you are a fan of wooden toys, you cannot miss Judith Sotriffer‘s toy workshop in Ortisei. An enchanted world where original Gardena dolls and other fantastic creatures come to life. The first thing you will notice upon entering this magical workshop is the scent of paint and stone pine, and the workbench covered with wood shavings, splashes of colour, files, scalpels, and brushes—all evidence of the strictly manual work of this artist, capable of providing emotions and a memorable shopping experience.
The art of carving and wood sculpture finds one of its best expressions in the artisan workshops of Patrick Demetz in Santa Cristina.
Sculptures, chess sets, reliefs, handmade nativity scenes, sacred and profane representations, cuckoo clocks of the highest quality will lead you into the heart of Ladin culture.
And if you are looking for something exclusive and personalized to take home, the artists will know how to unleash their creativity to fulfil your every desire.
In Bolzano, within a colourful, lively, and well-kept historical centre, there is a luxurious and très chic place where shopping turns into a unique and personalized experience with eccentric clothing and an unprecedented mix of styles. A must-visit if you are not satisfied with the usual sweater featuring a prominently displayed logo but desire to add a touch of originality to your outfit.
In Irene Moschén’s Flagship Store, immersed in the refined atmosphere of Palais-Moirè, you can have fun “finding your personality” among the latest fashion trends proposed by avant-garde stylists and emerging designers from around the world.
Jewellery stores, art galleries, boutiques. Even in Madonna di Campiglio, you can enrich your shopping with a true journey into Alpine culture and the excellence of Made in Italy.
Especially if you can’t resist the charm of handmade jewellery and precious stones, Stedile is the ideal place to add a bit of glamour to your purchases.
The interior of the boutique features a contemporary and minimalist design, enriched by materials that evoke the natural beauty of the Dolomites. Wood, present throughout, recalls the majesty of the surrounding forests. The windows, carefully designed from a technological standpoint as well, showcase shelves in black granite that highlight the displayed jewelry and watches.
Here, alongside major brands in Italian and international high watchmaking and jewellery such asRolex, Tudor, Chopard, Dodo, Gucci, WDG, Chantecler, Dada Arrigoni, Pasquale Bruni, Vhernier, Massimo Raiteri, Crivelli, Gismondi, Cammilli, Buccellati e Raspini, you can find exclusive creations made entirely by hand, with love and attention to detail, immediately recognizable for their originality and uniqueness.
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