So very beautiful

Fortunately for Canterbury women, clothing boutique Molto Bella – is no longer Rangiora’s best kept secret. Here is where they will find that beautiful something that’s unique, made of natural fibres and is Italian made.


Proprietor Anette Drewery travels to the most prestigious of international fashion shows every year to scout out the latest looks and trends to bring back home.

Sifting through the racks of her clothing collections is one of the most pleasurable pursuits imaginable, as the eyes feast on labels like Haben, showcasing garments nothing short of delightful, such as a quirky plaid tunic and skirt in cream, charcoal and French Navy; while Purolino (from Positano) features duster-coats in crisp blue and white, in homage, perhaps, to their place of creation, “where Mount Vesuvius meets the sea of the Gulf of Naples”.

For avant-garde at its most superb, nobody does it better than Corrina Caon, while Sunshine and Made in Italy flaunt all the verve, vividness and romance of Mediterranean climes in frills, lace and gossamer silk.

Italian leather handbags, exquisite scarves and jewellery, not to mention stunning homewares such as cute and clever cushions, dreamy drapes for a pretty partition, heavenly candles to scent your favourite room, and must-have décor magazine Jeanne d’Arc, best encapsulate the ethos of Molto Bella.

Visit Molto Bella at 199 High Street, Rangiora or go online for convenient inspiration to make this summer unforgettably beautiful! Phone 03 313 1366 or 027 531 4151, email or visit


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