Authentic business guide

A curated list of authentic businesses we love.

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all / clothes / retail / eyewear / pottery / accessories / food & drink / hospitality

Kaibosh

Helge Flo is the founder and designer of Kaibosh, one of the most inspiring conceptual Norwegian eye-wear brands for us. Kaibosh wants to change how people wear eye-wear: the idea is to sell not one frame for 300 Euro, but three frames for 100 Euro each. That way people will be able to self-express more naturally.

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Tortus Copenhagen

Tortus Copenhagen is a pottery brand that Eric Landon created when he moved from America to Denmark. We love Tortus for its honesty both in design and in communications. Landon has amassed a huge following on his Instagram after going viral in international media. “It is pottery porn”, they said.

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Albergue Casa do Sardão

A few years ago Hugo took his family 16th century farm-house and rebuilt it as a modern hostel on a route Camino de Santiago. In the garden there are three sheep and a white horse for guests to enjoy. A bike ride takes you to the ocean. The price is the same around the year - only 12 Euro per night.

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A.D. Deertz menswear

Honest, sustainable and unstrained menswear brand created in Berlin by Wibke Deertz. She built business independent of seasons and resale to other stores, it abolishes the industry-specific timings. Deertz: "we work with nice people, make good products... and have fun."

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La Paz

A menswear brand that looks to the native fishermen for the inspiration. La Paz is bringing Atlantic seaside aesthetics to the world. They have seen a steep growth after being stocked by world's finest showrooms and featured in finest magazines.

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Appletrees

A young clothes brand from Stockholm started by making white shirts of an uncompromising quality. It’s the attitude that puts the brand apart. Appletrees shirts has a very comfortable fit from XS size to XXL, can be washed a hundred times and then be recycled in their own stores.

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Marco Cantini Firenze

A Florentine goldsmith Marco Cantini came back home after working at Tiffany in New York, David Morris in London and with the art of jewelry in Miami. He works at his new place in the center of Florence and in meantime teaches traditional goldsmith techniques of Renaissance.

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Blomsterskuret

This Copenhagen flower shop is run by Martin Reinicke in a historic building that has been a flower shop since 1930's. Blomsterskuret is for sure is one of the most inspiring, beautiful and authentic flower shops worldwide, just ask their clients from top Danish restaurants and hotels.

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Pasta Fresca Brambilla

The second generation of the family is hand-making pasta and ravioli in Milan. After a few years ago Pasta Fresca Brambilla opened own bistro place they are almost always booked at lunch. Using original recipes from Puglia and authentic attitude in place this place is one of the most legitimate cafes in Milan.

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Dahlman1807

Dahlman has been making high quality leather goods in Copenhagen since it was founded by Master Saddle Maker Wilhelm Ludvig Dahlman in 1807. It is still committed to create beautiful handcrafted products, like the iconic saumur belt, which is a part of the Danish Arts Foundations collection of Danish Arts and Crafts.

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Fora

Miguel Barral created one of the most interesting sunglasses brands in Portugal. His classic models manufactured the old-fashioned way attract trendy clients not only in Portugal but in Berlin and Paris too. International approach is put into its name: FORA means "out" in Portuguese.

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born in berlin

This Turin brand was born in 2005 to realize a vision of artisanal clothing made ethically, bought thoughtfully and lasting long. They write about this idea: a nostalgic time travel to the very beginning of fashion, when every garment was unique, bespoke and made to last a lifetime.

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Monika Petersen Art Prints

Danish artist Monika Petersen produces limited edition Lino Prints depicting large bold shapes like a giant yellow lemon or a single gold leaf. Being recognized as a craftsman of the year by Danish Design Awards 2016, and stocked by Stilleben store in Copenhagen, Petersen embodies Nordic design it its best form.

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Full

Milan boutique that resembles club-atelier shop that you might find in 1950's London. Founders Luca and Eugenio are realizing a long-term vision of a comfortable menswear store as a counterweight to a fashion craze so endemic to Milan.

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