Move over, St Mark’s Square – there’s another tourist destination in Venice that’s not to be missed. Enter T Fondaco dei Tedeschi By DFS, the sophisticated department store stocking a range of designer wares, topped off with 360° views of the city from the rooftop terrace. Here, we handpick the new season must-haves.

LADY IN RED

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S Max Mara wool and cashmere coat; Max Mara crocodile-print leather shopper; Marni trunk bag with gold-tone detail; Stuart Weitzman suede sandals; René Caovilla rhinestone ankle-strap sandals; Pomellato Nudo white gold and amethyst ring; Roberto Coin bangle; Jaeger-LeCoultre croc watch.

Red: it’s the sumptuous shade here to colour your wardrobe for autumn 2019. Start with this wool-and-cashmere-blend Max Mara Studio coat and, for extra polish, pair with a ladylike bag, such as a Marni cross-body with gold detailing or a faux-crocodile maxi shopper by Max Mara. All dressed up and nowhere to go? Take your new outfit for a romantic night on the town at La Fenice, the world-famous theatre in the heart of Venice.

ANIMAL INSTINCTS

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Pictured: Studded plastic band slingbacks and Paloma mini bag with colour detail, all Christian Louboutin; Aquazzura sabot pumps; Dolce & Gabbana bucket bag.

After a striking runway comeback, animal print has proven itself as the standout trend for autumn 2019. Whether as part of a ‘more is more’ look or as an accent to a minimalist outfit, exotic prints are here to stay. We love Christian Louboutin’s take on the trend, particularly the designer’s cone studs and iconic lacquered red-sole slingback pumps. For a cool-girl take on the trend, try Aquazzura’s open-back style, best paired with a silk dress for a romantic walk after dinner. Mad for bags? A Dolce & Gabbana leopard bucket bag or a polished Louboutin tote are among the standout styles of the season.

SNEAKER MANIA

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Pictured: Slip-on sneakers Dolce & Gabbana; jewel trainers Fendi; oversized sneakers with Swarovski details Alexander McQueen; pop trainers Disruptor II by Fondaco dei Tedeschi

‘Style’ sneakers are here to stay, thanks to their universal appeal and versatility (we love them paired with everything from casual sweatpants to red carpet-worthy dresses). Our picks? Dolce & Gabbana’s slip-on style gets a sweet spin in baby pink and an all-over logo design. For a trend-led choice, try the trendy sneaker turning heads in the world’s chicest cities: chunky trainers. Look out for bejewelled options from Alexander McQueen and Fendi, which keep the trend feeling fresh and feminine, or opt for a pop of colour with Fila's 90s-inspired Disruptor II style created in collaboration with Fondaco dei Tedeschi. For a day on your feet spent discovering Venice’s treasures, they’re a no-brainer.

PUMPS, PLEASE

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DFS Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Pictured: René Caovilla lace pumps; Jimmy Choo nude patent leather pumps; Vamp ankle boots and leather pumps, both Gianvito Rossi.

What’s sexier than a stiletto? This season, it’s all about elegant silhouettes and ultra-romantic finishes. Think sexy booties from Gianvito Rossi, blush-tone lurex lace finishes from René Caovilla and gorgeous nudes by Jimmy Choo. Pair with oversized shades and a sleek midi dress for a Hollywood-approved aesthetic – then take a leaf out of the Clooneys’ book with a glamorous boat ride around the city.

The shopping experience at T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS is the ultimate shopping destination for your next trip to Venice. To end the trip in style, check out the exclusive rooftop that offers the best view of the city. Aperitivo anyone?