Lisa Corti, Rome
Tel: 39 06 6819 3216
Concierge.com's insider take:
Milanese textile designer Lisa Corti creates colorful bedspreads, cushions, curtains, and womenswear out of Indian organza, cotton, and velvet. Featured in Saks and John Derian, Corti also has outlets in Milan, Florence, and Istanbul, but her Roman store is really quite special, and well worth seeking out if you can get hold of a decent centro storico map. The shop is in the tiny lane where the artist Caravaggio once killed a rival after a game of pallacorda (a sort of open-air version of squash). Inside, the gray columns and white walls of what were once the stables of a Renaissance palazzo are enlivened by the full-on hues and patterns of Corti's vibrant textiles.
Open Tuesdays through Sundays 10 am to 7 pm; check for extended hours in summer.