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Must-have Shopping Experience in Trieste ©COINEXCELSIOR

Must-have Shopping Experience in Trieste Featured

 At COIN EXCELSIOR history meets contemporaneity.

by Lavinia Pisani

It was 1952 when the doors of COIN – Italy’s largest department store – first opened in Trieste. Recently, the historical building on Corso Italia was renovated and it is now considered the ultimate shopping address in Trieste. Don’t just admire this elegant building from the outside, head right in and treat yourself to a great experience.

Shopping Highlights

Three floors, 2650 square meters, multiple merchandises that range from clothing, accessories, home and beauty products, this is the formula behind COIN EXCELSIOR’s success.

Entering the contemporary department store feels like opening the doors to a seductive world of fragrances, skincare essentials and make-up magic. Renowned brands like Chanel, La Mer, Acqua di Parma (with the latest home collection) and Giorgio Armani Cosmetics can be found right next to the natural and sustainable labels Teaology and Grown Alchemist. Men won’t be bored either, thanks to Original Toiletries, northern Italy’s favourite grooming products.


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At COIN EXCELSIOR you will find Italian and international brands that are well established among those in the know. Ladies can try on versatile fashion brands like Momonì, Karl Lagerfield, Love Moschino, Theory, Gold Case, L’Autre Chose, as well as Twin Set, Maison Scotch and Lauren by Ralph Lauren, whereas men will be kept busy browsing traditional yet innovative pieces by Hugo Boss, Drumohr, Finamore and Piombo. Even an everyday casual look can turn into something more sophisticated with names like Closed, Department 5 and James PerseFor.

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Catering to both men and women, activewear selections comprises of Adidas by Stella McCartney, Puma, Under Armour and Nike. Sneaker collectors will also be excited to know that there is a whole wall totally and exclusively dedicated to the trendiest models and names.

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If you are passionate about style and fashion, you definitely know how important accessories are and the special touch they can add to any outfit. COIN EXCELSIOR showcases Damiani Group’s jewels, Venini’s glass creations as well as more urban brands like Coach, Kate Spade and Lancaster. After glimpsing at accessories (or before), take a look at shoe models by Paloma Barcelò, Giannico and Anna Baiguera because if you lust for shoes, this is the area for you.

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Last but not least, head to the second floor to discover the home decor collections, Coincasa, and Dyson’s innovative products.

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The Verdict

The beautiful façade of COIN EXCELSIOR invites you to a must-have shopping experience in Trieste. The sign “Riunione Adriatica” is still visible on the palatial balcony of the first floor facing the main Corso. Restoring the original building’s splendor, with its artistic elements, friezes and frames was one of the main objectives behind the renovation project that took eight months to complete.

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COIN EXCELSIOR is also pioneering a more streamlined experience between online and offline shopping in Trieste. Its architecture and design are definitely two great reasons for people to choose to go to the store, whether to shop in the physical location, or pick up their purchases made online.

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It is true that shopping online helps us save time and effort. However, we must admit that traditional shopping still has its perks, especially when in-store services include beauty treatments by Mac, Kiehl’s, Caudalie, in addition to personal shopper and more.

If you are interested in other COIN EXCELSIOR department stores, visit Roma Cola di Rienzo and Milano City Life.

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