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Best New Shops: May 2016

We regularly update the LUXE app with inside intel sourced from our smart and savvy global resident editors. Here’s what’s on the shelf at some of the chicest shops around the world. Ready to get spendy, Wendy?

Richard Ginori 1735, Florence

Florentine porcelain doll Ginori has been dressing the European nobility’s tables for some 300 years, but now the stunning, historic local flagship has been nip/tucked with a little help from the Gucci slick-stick, you’ll simply swoon for the dramatic, hand-painted vaulted ceilings and elegant, romantic design, not to mention china dishware and accessories almost too good to eat off.

Via Tornabuoni, 73r, Centro, Florence. +39 055 210 041,

Pigment, Tokyo

OCD-approved inky art supply shop drawn up by master architect Kengo Kuma. An undulating slat-wood ceiling hangs over long walls lined with colourful powdered pigments. Also available: traditional brushes, inkstones and handmade papers, plus super-senpai staff and regular calligraphy workshops.

Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. +81 3 5781 9550,

Boho Hunter, Miami

Four gals from Mexico, Peru and Venezuela met in Miami… and founded this Wynwood wonder. BH shelves RTW resortwear sourced from all over South America. Expect Balkanica kaftans, Suki swimsuits, handmade jewellery and Panama hats – and not a thread out of place in South Beach. And if you want more shopportunity, Nomad Tribe and Malaquita are both nearby, flogging togs with social impact.

184 NW 27 St, Wynwood, Miami. +1 786 558 4486,

Another Story, Bangkok

Lofty mezzanine hosting an eclectic stash of mod, Euro-chic beach threads, stationery, kool kids’ kit and hipster decor. Most prods are designed and made in Thailand, with a sprinkling of French + int’l names like Hipanema and Pain de Sucre. Given the Gallic influence, there’s a scrumptious choc stand, and cheese n’ wine at the caff to boot. Nice browsing antidote to EmQuartier’s big brands.

EmQuartier, 12 Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok. +66 2 003 6138,

Perfumer H, London

In search of your signature squirt? Sniff no further than the lovely Lyn Harris, the only classically trained female nose in Britain and the talent behind heaven-scent Miller Harris. Her muted, elegant store-cum-laboratory in Marylebone lets the exquisite, bespoke, seasonal fragrances in handblown engraved glass bottles do all the talking. Gawjuss.

106a Crawford St, W1, London. +44 20 7258 7859,

Amato Haute Couture, Dubai

Astonishing, avant-garde lovechild of edgy designer Furne One and textile guru Rashid Ali, tucked away in multi-culti, old-school Satwa. Lavish fabrics, fantasy themes, jaw-dropper embellishments and shock value pulls an elite Arabic clientele, plus slebs like Katy Perry and JLo. Book a private appointment for that OTT custom number.

Shop 227 Al Hana Centre, Al Mankhool St, Dubai. +971 4398 8586,

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