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Shopping guide Capri: fashion boutiques, perfume and liqueur

Capri is known for its exclusive fashion boutiques, which carry many brands by famous designers. The Capri perfume and the Capri sandals are also in high demand. We tell you where is the best shopping in Capri

In Capri you can find exklusive boutiques (© Rick Henzel - Fotolia)

In Capri you can find exklusive boutiques (© Rick Henzel – Fotolia)

Shopping on Capri island is a great experience! The most famous shopping street in Capri is Via Camerelle, which branches off the famous Piazzetta Umberto I. Here, you have one boutique next to the other with designer fashion like Armani, Versace, and Valentino.

These are some of our favourite shops in Capri:

Carthusia: The perfume of Capri

The factory produces perfumes, perfumed candles, and bath oils made from all the different kinds of Capri’s flowers with melodic names like “Caprissimo” or “Aria di Capri”.
Legend has it that in 1380, the prior of the monastery was surprised by the news of an impending visit of Queen Joan I of Naples. He prepared large flower bouquets with the most beautiful flowers of Capri. When, after three days, he wanted to throw them away, he noticed the wonderful smell of the water and he called the alchemist, who discovered the origin of the fragrance in the “Garofilium Silvestre Caprese”, which became Capri’s first perfume. In 1948, the formula was rediscovered and it was given to a chemist who owned the world’s smallest laboratory called “Carthusia”. To this day, the method of producing the perfume is the same one the Carthusian monks once used.

Mariorita Store: exklusive brands

It is the largest boutique on Capri with fashion articles of the most famous designers Armani, Versace, Valentino, Escada, Moschino, and Missoni. You also find porcelain from Capodimonte, wood furniture with inlay carvings, and coral jewelry.

La Parisienne

La Parisienne has been at the Piazzetta since 1906. You can get fashion from well-known designers and the famous Capri pants. It is possible to order these articles online. The store in the Via Vittorino Emanuele carries fashion by the designer Roberto Cavalli.

Limoncello di Capri: Liqueur shopping

The shop sells Limoncello, the famous lemon liqueur from the Costiera Sorrentina and Amalfi Coast, which is made based on an old recipe. People prefer to drink the very refreshing liqueur well chilled. There is another shop in Anacapri.

But if you have to save money: Prizes on the island are generally pretty high. You can get fashion articles (especially shoes), pottery, and souvenirs much cheaper in Naples.