Holidaying in Jesolo, you could be forgiven for thinking that beyond the beach and numerous bars that line the streets, it’s a seaside destination like any other.
But then you stumble upon ‘L’arlecchino’ (The Harlequin), a hidden gem of a shop, selling made-to-measure clogs and beautiful, artisan leather accessories and you realise you have discovered something very special.
Spying the rolled-up skins and sewing machine behind the counter, I was immediately enticed to enter and, upon opening the door, was greeted by a friendly couple and the familiar smell of authentic leather.
Giorgio and Lella have devoted 30 years to their leather business and their skill and passion is evident everywhere you look, from the delicate, wrap-around bracelets, to the hand-crafted, pony-skin bags and wooden sandals that line the walls. Their work is imaginatively displayed; perched on tables and shelves or peeking out from cupboards and trunks and there is a wonderful, vintage vibe adding to the atmosphere.
I left with a beautiful, studded bracelet – a gift from the boy – and the thought firmly planted in my head that this would really be a fantastic job to have…
I hope to return soon, not only to purchase a pair of shoes but to find out more about Giorgio, Lella and their captivating workshop! In the meantime, here is a small selection of the treasures to be found inside L’arlecchino…
Ciao for now,
Address : Via Bafile 145 30016 Jesolo (VE)
Telefone : 0421 92236 / Fax: 0421 92236
E-mail : [email protected]
(All images used with permission from L’Arlecchino)