Leading hairdresser Rossano Ferretti, known for his coveted `The Method’ cut, has been living in Monaco for almost a year
Monaco is tiny in size, but large on luxury. It is arguably one of the most famous shopping destinations in the world for designer labels and attracts people with serious spending power. As you’d expect, it is home to practically every big name you can think of and if you’re looking for something specific, such as a limited edition item, you’re sure to find it here.
I have a salon at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and I regularly find myself stepping into the new Cartier boutique nearby, as well as the Gucci, Valentino and Hermès boutiques along Avenue de Monte-Carlo. I’m 57 now, and I get a lot of my clothing and accessories custom-made, but these are definitely my favourite brands.
You won’t be able to miss the eye-catching The Pavilions* in Boulingrins Gardens – five pebble-shaped structures located between Avenue Princesse Alice and Place du Casino – that are home to luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Chanel and Lanvin, among others.
The heart of Monaco is also a treasure trove for fine jewellery from the likes of Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget. The sky’s the limit in terms of what you can buy here, however, with people travelling from all over the world to purchase everything from cars to super yachts.
For a slightly more down-to-earth experience, head to Le Métropole Shopping Center on Avenue des Spélugues, which mixes brands such as Givenchy and Kenzo with MaxMara, Paule Ka and Vilebrequin, among others.
If you need to rest the credit card, be a style spectator by relaxing at a café and watching the world walk by. The locals are very luxury orientated and often get their hands on pieces straight off the catwalk, so it’s like a real life fashion show.
Rossano Ferretti has 23 salons around the world, including in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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*The temporary development by Monte-Carlo SBM will be replaced by One Monte-Carlo in Q1 2019 (with access to the full building from December 2018).