From pharmacy to fashion, it was a brave career change that brought Luca Caprera to open this clothing boutique for men in the Barri Gòtic last September. Caprera has only lived in Barcelona since last April, yet in just five months, he has managed to single-handedly open this luxury, multi-brand store that offers Italian clothing to the cosmopolites of Barcelona. Having worked as a pharmacist for eight years, Caprera now manages his store on Carrer d’En Mònec, a perfect location with a chic, artisan atmosphere that reflects the store’s overall philosophy. His plan is to return to Italy two or three times a year to source clothing and accessories—many of which are handmade—for the boutique. The coming season’s selection has already been sourced all the way from Milan and Florence. With no Spanish brands in store, the focus remains entirely on limited pieces that will turn heads thanks to their Italian sophistication. “Whether the client is dressing for a special occasion or he is simply a stylish individual looking for great quality, everyday pieces, I make sure that every visitor to the store receives personal attention, spending as much time as necessary with each client, one-to-one,” Caprera assured.
La Dolce Vita. Mònec 13.