L'Inde le Palais, Bologna
Concierge.com's insider take:
This alarmingly cool concept store is Bologna's answer to Colette in Paris. On three floors of a historic palazzo in the heart of the museum district, L'Inde le Palais is as much a fashion gallery as a clothing store, with gossamer evening dresses by Amen, Zagliani croc totes, and Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni plates displayed like paintings at the Uffizi. There's a perfume department, a bookshop and music store, and a limited-edition streetwear niche. Cafè le Palais is the store's shabby-chic grazing and imbibing annex, while just outside the city limits on the Via Emilia, L'Inde Loft is the warehouselike offshoot for home design items, where you can feast your eyes (and lighten your wallet) on store-brand linen and silk fabrics, vintage '60s rugs, antique chandeliers, and Vico Magistretti chairsplus a smattering of clothes and accessories.