Imagine a young woman from Messina moved in Milan and seized by nostalgia for her island, deciding to bring a slice of Sicily in the “fashion city” par excellence.
Please forget the usual souvenir and get ready to enter in a wonderful boutique.
This is Zagara, a shop with the best products from the island of the sun, located between Piazza Castello and Piazza Cadorna.
Stefania Quagliata Vender, the owner of Zagara, arrived in Milan a few years ago and opened this boutique with the aim to promote handicrafts impossible to find outside of Sicily.
A patient work of research gave life to a refined and elegant showroom, dedicated to the shopping addicted who aren’t satisfied by the most popular brands.
At Zagara you can savor from the essence of Sicily: here you can find enogastronomical excellences such as Zibibbo di Pantelleria DOP wine, DOP extra virgin olive oil, eggplant and sun-dried tomatoes in oil but also delicious typical Sicilian preserves as the pistachio cream, almonds pesto, fennel pâté and caponata pâté, and the tasty capers from Pantelleria.
Furthermore, this shop sells Marzamemi tuna and pistachio from Bronte, perfect for flavoring a steak tartare.
Stefania also selected the best jams of Sicily for foodies: mulberry, red oranges, prickly pears and olives.
Famous throughout the world, the Modica chocolate is available here in tablets of different sizes.
Look around Zagara let allow discovering many high quality handcrafted products.
Such as hand-painted ceramics produced exclusively for the boutique by Fratelli Frantatoni from Santo Stefano di Cremastra “ceramic town”; the boutique also has the famous ceramics from Caltagirone, related to an ancient craft tradition.
Zagara is also a fashion store, where to find costume jewelry by emerging artists in Sicily but also to the creations of Eugenio Vazzano, creative fashion designer who makes jackets, scarves, kimonos and home textiles with linen, macramé and velvet.
You just have to cross the threshold of Zagara and look for unique products, found and selected by a Sicilian with the intention to show a bit of Southern Italy to Milanese people and tourists.
What could be better than the advices of a handicraft passionate and a tasting of desserts and wines to enjoy the authentic Sicilian atmosphere?
Zagara is at via San Nicolao n. 2
Tel. 335 628 8782
On Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Zagara-Milano