In the heart of fashion, where famous brands have their flagship stores, there is still someone who creates hand-made accessories: belts, buttons and bijoux. Re Ottavio is one of the historical artisan workshops still working from 1935. Just for this reason, you cannot miss the rare opportunity to see an artisan at work, so add Re Ottavio to your Milan tour, you will not regret it.

In the characteristic shop of Re Ottavio, belts are hung on the walls, while buttons and bijoux, with cristals and glitters, sparkle from every corner. As you can imagine, at the entrance you will be captured by the huge amount of colours and materials: here it is possible to create hand-made accessories, fully customised according to your needs and tastes. Even the buttons can be created from scratch, choosing the shape, materials and dimensions that perfectly match with your dress or costume, for example. This could be a perfect occasion to restyle one of your favourite item of cloth during your Milan tour.

The creative process involves only one type of machine, the sewing one: every other step is hand-made by expert artisans, who dedicate every effort to create a unique accessory that will be by your side for many years after your Milan tour.

If you add this experience to your Milan Tour, you will see only accessories made-to-order: this means that the artisan expertise of Re Ottavio is put at the service of the customer needs. For this reason, the main customers of Re Ottavio are many of the well-known fashion brands and designers, Italian and international ones: indeed, Haute Couture requires only unique and inimitable accessories.

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Re Ottavio is located in one of the main street of Milan. For this reason, the centre of Milan, the Fashion District, known as Quadrilatero della moda, is the place to be for Re Ottavio’s owner. Nevertheless, he will advice you not to visit it during the morning or the afternoon: in the evening, when streets are calm and desert, this place will show you an authentic beauty, hidden during the coming and going of the day. Therefore, you can end your Milan tour in Quadrilatero, instead of starting it there. This way, you will see a famous place from another point of view, an uncommon one.

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