These Australian Designers Told Us Their Favourite Shopping Hotspots in Italy
When founders of Sir The Label, Sophie Coote and Nikki Campbell, decided to pair up and fill what they felt was a sartorial gap in the market for beautiful wardrobe essentials, their eye for flattering cuts and contemporary designs quickly meant one thing: International success.
Now a staple item in the wardrobes of girls around the globe, Coote and Campbell are constantly searching for new muses and inspiration to filter into their designs and campaigns. Preparations to launch the latest spring collection took the pair to the Italian island of Capri, with It girls Yan Yan Chan and Mimi Elashiry also lending their charm to the shoots. The result? A wanderlust-eliciting campaign, with a nostalgic air that already has us longing for summer.
While work was the main objective, there was also room for play, with the girls also taking note of their favourite spots to eat, drink, and explore for MyDomaine Australia.
See their travel recommendations below.
Villa Scarpariello Relais: We split our time on the Amalfi Coast between Capri and Ravello. Villa Scarpariello Relais is an old castle located on a cliff and the grounds spill down to the ocean. This spot is the perfect relaxation destination.
"We would highly suggest visiting the local marina and renting a boat for the day to explore the coastline of Capri and the famous Blue Grotto. The boat drivers will take you to all the highlights, plus the bays that are inaccessible from the island.
"Capri is an island filled with activity, from the local piazza to all the hidden beaches there is so much to see and do. We hired scooters and spent an afternoon jumping from beach to beach. It was the perfect way to see the hidden gems.
"There are also so many amazing hikes and beautiful walks around the island. The hike up Monte Solaro is so beautiful and definitely worth it."
Eat and Drink
La Fontelina: This was our favourite all-day spot. The food is incredible and after lunch, you can spend the afternoon on the day beds, swimming, and drinking rosé. The epitome of vacation.
Lido del Faro: Another daytime beach and lunch spot but with a completely different feel to La Fontelina. We would suggest sitting for lunch and spending the rest of the afternoon in the sun by the pool. We stayed until the sunset, which was out of this world.
Conca del Sogno: Getting here requires a day trip via boat from Capri or Positano. It sits along a white pebble beach and is renowned for its baccalà (salted cod)—it really is life changing. The hotel here is also incredible to stay at if you want to spend the night.
"In Capri, the local piazza is always a hub of activity. There is all kinds of shopping there and it's just amazing to experience.
"We spent the majority of our shopping time hunting through local markets, vintage stores, and local handmade jewellery boutiques. There is so much beauty on the island and along the Amalfi Coast you really can't go wrong and every store offers something unique."