Presenting VERANDA's 2022 World's Most Beautiful Shops

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From Morocco and Mexico to Palm Beach and Portugal, our editors found the 50 best brick-and-mortar boutiques. Indoor Led Ceiling Light Lamp

Presenting VERANDA's 2022 World's Most Beautiful Shops

This year, our editors scoured streets from Morocco and Mexico to Palm Beach and Portugal with discerning eyes for not only outstanding products but also spectacular shopping experiences. Imagine: You’re strolling the sidewalk of Lisbon, Los Angeles, or somewhere in between when a window display catches your eye. Upon crossing the shop’s threshold, you find yourself whisked into the proprietor’s magical world, exploring a well-appointed wonderland as opulent as its offerings. And off you go, collecting one-of-a-kind finds that serve as reminders of the city.

Our editors focused on brick-and-mortar shops with a beautiful curation of products from antique to artisanal. Discover a verdant greenhouse packed with seasonal plants in New York’s Hudson Valley; study Sicilian ceramics in the heart of New Orleans; browse bespoke tableware in London; model contemporary fashions in Rome; and more. You’ll also find galleries paying homage to their decorative histories (like a Swedish destination that honors a rich textile legacy) as well as outposts preserving local vernacular with reimagined concepts (like a historic pavilion hall turned into a chic boutique). Read on for VERANDA’s 2022 Most Beautiful Shops in the World—the thrills of the hunt await.

Housed in a former grocery store, 100 Main—the brainchild of Bunny Williams and Christina van Hengel—celebrates the work of artisans across the Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts tristate area, displaying fine art, hand-blown glass, ceramics, and more throughout the airy, open-concept space.

Founder and interior designer Tobias Vernon’s colorful gallery and design store are a laboratory for his creative take on British style. Here, mid-century furnishings feel right at home alongside contemporary art, antiques, and vibrant textiles.

A celebration of Portuguese craft, this Lisbon-based retailer’s soulful collection includes gourmet food goods, locally made bed linens, Bordallo Pinheiro ceramics, holiday decor, and more.

This boutique is like peeking into Bahamas-based designer Amanda Lindroth’s brain. Rattan and wicker, entertaining supplies for alfresco meals on the terrace, and island colors adorn this charming King Street shop.

This pint-size shop packs a punch with its patterned walls, stacks of textiles, and evolving front room. You’re immediately transported to a far-flung oasis when you walk through the doors.

Shopkeeper Melissa Fetter honors Boston’s rich literary history with her new Beacon Hill Books & Cafe. It's set in an 1840s building that designer Cathy Kincaid thoughtfully reimagined into a welcoming, well-appointed library. Readers of all ages can curl up with new stories in cozy sitting areas, like built-in nooks adorned in whimsical Sister Parish fabrics.

Bonadea is the go-to destination for bespoke luxury tableware and exquisite entertaining pieces from around the world. The boutique’s design, imagined by creative director and founder Gemma Martinez de Ana, is as opulent as its tabletop offerings.

A must-visit in Atlanta, Bungalow Classic excels in the art of visual display; inspiring ideas for vignettes and arrangements abound within this shop. Classic forms, timeless antiques, and interesting objects are always at the forefront.

Set in a restored 1930s warehouse in Cartagena’s Centro Historico, Casa Chiqui merges owner Chiqui de Echaverría’s eye for collecting vintage treasures like furnishings and textiles from across the world with her passion for Colombian craft; here, visitors can shop both. Don’t miss de Echaverría’s own line of jewelry and accessories, which she designed in collaboration with 94 artisans from indigenous and rural communities throughout the country.

Interior design Javier Carrasco González and art historian María Rosa Amor González's shop celebrates the beautiful simplicity of quality quotidian tools, from handsome hand brooms and pewter tea kettles to woven chestnut wood baskets.

Walking into Casa Gusto is like stepping into the magical musings of Cris Briger and her two sons, Charles Peed and Augie Briger. The design trio perfects high-low decorating, like mixing a 17th-century painting or case good with a papier-mâché flower made in Mexico. Discover their impeccable taste and a unique vision for design.

For interiors that reflect far-flung voyages, visit designer Michelle Nussbaumer’s Dallas emporium, an Aladdin’s cave filled with treasures—think Chinese porcelain vases, Syrian antiques, Turkish embroidered throw pillows, and more—from her travels across the world.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa Inside an 18th-century Cape Georgian house, curator and ceramicist Michael Chandler’s shop and gallery celebrate the work of South African artists and craftspeople. Browse Chandler’s own porcelain and textile creations plus whimsical pieces like sculptural wire-and-bead mirrors and sconces by Zimbabwean-born artist George Magaso.

Thomas O’Brien and Dan Fink’s beloved Bellport outpost, housed in a historic general store, has recently expanded, with more beautiful daily life essentials for bedrooms, baths, and living areas.

One the most well-curated shops in Birmingham, Alabama, this is the place for unique art, sumptuous upholstery, and interesting found pieces and objects. Design Supply has something everyone can be drawn to because of its beautiful combinations of modern and antique.

Look to Dixon Rye, set in the heart of Atlanta’s design district, for an extraordinary mix of tabletop (like their extensive collection of Parisian ceramics by Astier de Villatte), handsome upholstery, and heirloom furnishings. The inspiring vignettes curated by proprietor Bradley Odom transport customers into a well-appointed southern home.

Set in a 100-year-old building in San Francisco, designer Allison Caccoma’s shop thoughtfully curates antique and vintage furnishings to emit the graciousness and warmth of an actual home. With paneled walls and a Venetian plaster ceiling, the layered interiors feature classical furniture, lighting, and accessories.

Step inside the 1960s ranch home to enter proprietor Ariene Bethea’s maximalist world; known as “the huntress,” Bethea’s lifestyle boutique is a natural extension of her design projects, where you’ll find a delightful mix of modern and vintage furnishings and bold graphic patterns for Bethea’s culturally inspired design.

Scandinavian design lives comfortably on the other side of the Atlantic in designer Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems’s Nantucket outpost. Blue accessories (from pillows to pottery) pop off the interior’s airy, white-washed walls. The well-curated mix of elegant Gustavian and Swedish furnishings are as timeless as the island’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Inspired by old-school hardware stores, Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe’s curated collection of quotidian sundries shines in the duo’s recently opened destination, Household.

Experience Jaipur through a contemporary lens at lifestyle boutique Idli, the brainchild of French designer Thierry Journo. The theatrical space features trompe l'oeil canopy and breezy palm tree murals, where handmade furnishings and hand-painted vases mingle with colorful men’s and women’s fashions.

One of the most magical sets of shops in New York (with locations in East and West Villages), stepping into one of John Derian’s shops feels like entering the coolest cottages. There’s no shortage of patina not only in the interiors themselves but also the product, making everything appear as though it’s been there forever just waiting for you to stumble upon it—in the best way.

Location: Sag Harbor, New York

Katie Leede’s Sag Harbor destination is a textile lover’s haven, where the interior designer covers vintage furnishings with her own fabrics and antique finds from her travels. Don’t miss her colorful collection of dhurries and lighting sourced from around the world.

Inspired by her family’s love of travel and adventure, Joanna Williams’s L.A.-based shop is an homage to the craft and histories behind textiles, ceramics, and art that make each so special. Kneeland Co.’s curation feels like looking into her chest of found treasures.

Shopkeeper Alice Minnich encourages customers to bring home enchanting pieces of the country life with Larger Cross’s collections of antiques and traditional crafts, from French-made wicker baskets and hand-blocked linens to handmade paper accessories.

A must-visit for designers and decorating enthusiasts alike, owner Kate Rheinstein Brodsky's delightfully curated mix of charismatic decor from eccentric objets and zippy upholstery to lacquered furnishings and antiques infuses interiors with colorful personality.

Location: Vallabrègues, France

Rattan and wickerwork revivalists Anthony Watson and Benoît Rauzy's new outpost, La Maison Vime, is a rehabilitated Provence home that immerses visitors into their beautifully woven world—lighting, mirrors, baskets, and more—plus a thoughtful collection of vintage Provincial pottery and glassware.

Expect a smile from proprietor Eric Goujou and enchanting floral arrangements upon entering this boutique, where you’ll find a profound offering of French-made pottery from swirling marbleized aptware to sophisticatedly rustic folk patterns.

Join Soledad Twombly’s journeys across the globe via her two-floor Roman atelier, where extraordinary finds from textiles and art to furniture mingle with her contemporary clothing collection.

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Established by Carole Brunschwig and Mustapha Blaoui, Maison Blaoui is a go-to source for Moroccan-made goods, most famously known for their outstanding collection of rugs. Shoppers should also browse their selection of lanterns, plus antiques like African sculptures and Suzani fabrics.

Brother-and-sister team Lysanne and Patrick Pepin’s Old Montreal shop showcases a refined, effortless spirit through an ever-changing assortment of furnishings, home goods, and fashion, with a special emphasis on Canadian-made products. Visit during the holiday season to experience the adjoining alley’s magical transformation with holiday splendor.

To a soundtrack of 1940s French music, browse artist Marin Montagut’s nostalgic collection of everyday home goods, like decoupage objects and cheeky ceramics, which celebrates the art of Parisian living.

Consider this a one-stop shop for discovering Palm Beach-style decor. Meg Braff’s South Florida outpost offers a little bit of everything, from her vibrant wallpaper and textile collections to a mix of antique furnishings and contemporary lighting.

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Capturing the spirit of San Miguel de Allende, designer Laura Kirar’s hybrid guesthouse boutique, set in a centuries-old manor, includes vibrant shops with handcrafted creations of her design.

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Stuffed from floor-to-ceiling, this tiny gem is set in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Antique textiles are draped over every surface and stacked in every corner. They also make a fantastic backdrop for the other wares Michele sells, like aptware pottery and French-made glassware. It’s a maximalist’s dream.

Landscape architect Anthony Bellomo’s Orangerie will fuel all winter garden room inspirations, where visitors can browse decorative cachepots (plus seasonal gifts) in the lattice-clad gift shop and discover flourishing houseplants in the adjoining greenhouse.

Helmed by designer Ben Pentreath and artist Bridie Hall, this jewel box of a shop in Bloomsbury is home to decorative treasures that showcase eccentric, colorful British style. Browse offerings of whimsical tableware, decoupage pencil cups, and Hall’s framed intaglios. Check their Instagram for news on rotating list of pop-ups.

Interior designers Michael DePerno and Andrew Fry utilized their refined eyes to transform a historic pavilion hall into a chic shopping destination for home goods, fashion, and furnishings. Here, chintz-covered cushions mingle with rustic bread boards and vintage Ralph Lauren blouses.

Located in the historic area of Santa Barbara (and just a short walk from the factory where all the textiles and wallpapers are hand-blocked by a small group of artisans), this shop not only features Raoul Textile’s iconic patterns done up in situ, but also a bevy of antiques, art (many interesting African pieces), and ceramics.

Find a mix of handmade exclusives (like Delftware tulipieres) and products rooted in historical forms and uses (like Mochaware bowls) inside this Nashville storefront. Keith Meacham has mastered the art of the mix, with a decidedly Southern twist.

Set in a restored haveli in the heart of Dehli, Serendipity immerses visitors into a world of Indian craft. Founder Kuldeep Kaur’s travel-inspired space tells a story, where vintage Indian textiles adorn modern silhouettes and hand-painted tapestries mingle with contemporary prints on the walls.

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Set in the historic Santa Fe Plaza, Shiprock captures the spirit of New Mexico and celebrates Native American artisans in their gallery-like space. Browse the rug room and handmade turquoise jewelry displayed in antique wooden cases.

The vibrant, playful world of designer Anna Spiro springs to life with her newly opened brick-and-mortar in Brisbane. Browse her patterned textiles and wallpapers, along with antique furnishings, vintage quilts, decorative ceramics, and more.

This Sicilian antiques shop in the heart of New Orleans whisks visitors to a Mediterranean isle, thanks to the whitewashed plaster walls, colorful vases and ceramics, and hand-carved furniture. Chat with owners Richard Dragisic and William Brockschmidt about the artisans and provenance of their pieces.

Festive dinner parties begin with scene-setting table linens. Shop Summerill & Bishop’s extensive line of conversation-sparking designs for dressing an inviting table.

A vibrant, magical aura pervades Svenskt Tenn’s colorful storefront. Known for their collection of beloved Josef Franc-design textiles, the shop also curates a mix of mid-century and contemporary furnishings, a variety of pewter pieces, and whimsical decorative accessories.

Hostesses won’t want to miss Talmaris, Paris’s one-stop shop for all things beautiful bespoke tabletop. Enchanting seasonal tablescapes greet visitors upon arrival, but don’t miss the colorful accoutrements on display in the surrounding floor-to-ceiling shelves.

Textiles and clothing line this tiny bohemian shop, with all the best of Turkish craft displayed in the heart of the East Village. Sit for a cup of tea and browse not only antique collections of textiles, ceramics, jewelry, and rugs, but also their own line of tableware and textile designs inspired by ancient patterns.

Founder Tina Seidenfaden Busck wields her sensible eye for textiles and patterns to create rotating installations designed like beautiful homes (where every piece is shoppable). We love her juxtaposition of Scandinavian-style furnishings with colorful palettes and vintage textiles like American quilts.

Location: Pound Ridge, New York

Presenting VERANDA's 2022 World's Most Beautiful Shops

China Lights Interior designer Jenny Wolf’s brick-and-mortar encourages customers to cultivate a comforting sense of home through nostalgic furnishings and accessories. Don’t miss her new Bath Ritual Collection of candles, soaps, salts, and more.