Established in 1859, this three storey store is the worst kept secret among seamstresses in Milan. Guffanti can only be described as haberdashery heaven! Every drawer, shelf and surface on the ground floor is crammed full of buttons of every description (horn, mother-of-pearl, jewelled, vintage, with pearls) as well as thread; lace; ribbons; trimmings; feathers; cord; flowers; belts; buckles. The assortment is endless.Guffanti also sells a great selection of top of the range Italian and foreign underwear for men, women and children. Make your way to the first floor and a helpful assitant will be on hand to assist you in purchasing a warm, sensible winter dressing gown or a sexy bra and thong combo to rival Agent Provacateur. Guffanti also sells a selection of beachwear in the summer months. On display you will also find tassels, cord, bows and trimmings for upholstery as well as a selection of dress making fabrics in tulle, nylon and lace.If you are feeling lazy and don't want to leave the comfort of your home, why not visit Guffanti's e-store (www.mercerieguffanti.com) where you can buy a number of their products. However, if you want to see the full range we suggest you go to the store - you won't be disappointed.Staff are very friendly and are more than happy to help you with any queries you have, technical or otherwise.
Piazza Velasca, 8
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 10:53