Looking for a fashionable place to go in 2019? Then perhaps a Gucci-approved locale will do.
Today, the brand announced their new Gucci Places, or destinations that “possess the quality of being able to surprise, arouse interest, and inspire a creative response.” Essentially: the places the fashion house finds, well, cool.
They’re all over the world, from New York City to Seoul and Italy. Below, six Gucci-favored places to check out this year.
Dapper Dan Atelier Studio, New York City
Last year, Gucci partnered with Dapper Dan, the designer known for his “knock up” reinterpretations of luxury patterns, on a Harlem atelier. The result was a resplendent red wonderland with leather couches, velvet curtains, chandeliers, and Gucci wallpaper. So it’s no surprise that, almost 12 months later, the 125th street brownstone serves as an official representation of the House.
Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy
The grand and green Florence garden is the fourth Gucci place of 2019. The sprawling oasis has an amphitheater, classical Roman statues, grottos, ponds, fountains, and an abundance of flowers. Thanks to its location behind the landmark Pitti Palace, once home to the Medici family, it’s already one of the city’s most popular and must-see sites.
Gucci Garden, Florence, Italy
Writer Tiziana Cardini describes Florence’s Gucci Garden—which includes a boutique, an exhibition space, a bookstore, and the restaurant Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura—as a “kaleidoscopic creative space.” It’s housed in the 14th century Palazzo della Mercanzia—which translates to Palace of the Merchants—an utterly appropriate choice.