Store Info: Santano
This weekend I’m enjoying a sweet getaway from the usual routine, as a way to enjoy my last days of vacation (Monday’s back to work). I traveled to Vigo to visit a couple of friends who have been living here for the last few years. Vigo is a small, beautiful seaside city located in Galicia, north of Spain, just a few hours drive from Porto. Despite having been here before in my early college years (mostly for it’s nightlife), I had never really enjoyed the city itself.
On one of those touristic tours around town I came across Santano, a great menswear store located in Calle Colón, in the city centre. Actually, I didn’t stumble upon it, my friend Gonçalo who was leading the way recommend the store to me and I’m glad he did (thanks Gonçalo!).
Seamlessly integrated in an amazing stone masonry building lies the store entrance…Once you go in you know you’re in the right place. The sheer amplitude and store design is spot on, allowing you to get a full view of the entire space from one end to the other. Incorporated in the store’s design you’ll find unique items (some of them antiques adapted to suit different purposes) such as cabinets, chairs and a beautiful hanging chandelier. Clotheswise, you’ll be spoiled by the latest collections from such renowned brands as Paul & Joe, Ralph Lauren, Ermenegildo Zegna, Henry Cottons, Brunello Cucinelli, John Smedley, Stone Island, Moncler and Lotusse.
The variety of pieces is outstanding and perfectly backed up by a carefully thought selection of high-end accessories (bowties, ties, scarves, pocket squares, cufflinks, etc.). You would do well to hold on to your wallet as you’ll face several temptations… To be honest, I had a hard time not splurging on beautiful ties, velvet slippers and a pair of amazing double monks (you really need to check Lotusse out). For those of you with a passion for bikes, Santano provides a wide selection of helmets by Zanella, sure to keep you safe while looking good (as good as you can look when wearing a helmet that is).
Also, I must stand out the 5 star service you’ll be treated to as all store employees are really nice and helpful. You can check their website here an be sure to pay them a visit if you ever happen to be in Vigo!