Shopping in Milan

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Shopping in Milan

Milan is synonymous with shopping, and it’s really no surprise considering it’s the fashion capital of the world. Shopping in Milan is certainly not cheap, but if you appreciate quality over tack, you’ll be in heaven.

It’s no secret people in Milan love to shop and it's one of the most popular things to do in Milan. It’s not uncommon to see the fashionable Milanese parading down the street with their designer bags in tow. However, contrary to popular belief not everyone in Milan can afford to shop for Italian designer goods, but this doesn’t stop them from being super cool in their look.

Shopping in Milan is exciting and inspiring, and it’s not uncommon that you’ll come across some one-off designer pieces. Even if you’re not shopping yourself, window shopping is also a popular sport in Milan, so put on your glad rags and a pair of comfy shoes and get ready to do some serious walking because when the Milanese go shopping, they mean business.

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Top 10 Shopping Areas in Milan

  • 10 Corso Como is where the chic crowd shop. This is Milan’s first ever concept store which sells some hot off the runway looks including Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Comme des Garçons and MSGM.
  • Biffi is a department store for lovers of all things designer. Pick up one-off pieces from Peter Pilotto, Alexander Wang and Christopher Kane.
  • Excelsior is a superstore spanning over 40,000²ft. Located in the prime shopping district of Duomo, the digital screens and the façade alone can be quite overwhelming.
  • DMagazine Outlet is where you can get your hands on some brand new designer pieces such as Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu, and Prada with a whopping discount of 70% off.
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is great for shopping and it’s full of history – it’s the world’s oldest shopping mall. Browse the great stores, stop for an espresso, and admire the architecture and mosaics.
  • Via della Spiga is full of small designer boutiques. Shop here for Prada, D & G, Fendi, Just Cavalli, and Marni. It’s designer shopping with convenience.
  • Via Montenapoleone is an exclusive shopping mall featuring high end designs such as Vuitton and Lauren. Even if this blows your budget, you’ll be quite content wandering and admiring the window displays.
  • Il Salvagente is a 3-floor outlet store selling great quality clothes at discount prices for men, women, and kids in all shapes and sizes.
  • Basement is a great up market shopping experience at cut prices. You’ll be able to pick up D & G, Prada, and YSL at ridiculously low prices from anywhere between 50-70% off.
  • Corso di Porta Ticinese is a place where you can pick up cheaper high street brands that won’t break the bank such as Diesel, Miss Sixty, Gas, H & M, and Zara

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Authentic Italian Cooking Class

Francesca is a delight, and cooking with her is wonderful :) Went to the lesson with 4 family members (with varying degrees of comfort with cooking) and all of us learned something!

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Milan's Futuristic & Ancient District Tour

Salvatore gave us very knowledgable insights into the city’s interesting and lovely places which we would certainly not have been aware of without him. During our walk through Milan‘s different districts he was the perfect guide to make us wanting to experience and to explore more this wonderful city which we‘ll definitely do during our next stay (already booked;-)
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Natural Food & Wine in Milanese Home

Valentina and Marco were attentive and went to great length explaining how every course was prepared. This was the best experience I had while I was in Milan. Another great thing about this, is that if I had gone to a restaurant, I would’ve never ordered a dish with the ingredients they prepare. It really opened my mind on the diversity of flavors on Italian food. Thanks again for having us in your home and an amazing night. We really felt like we were having dinner with long time friends.

Local and Relaxed Shopping in Milan

  • Frip offers a personalized shopping experience. The hand-picked edgy pieces for men and women feature street wear brands such as Bless, Marios, Hope, and Ann-Sofie Back.
  • Made in the Shade is a surf come bohemian store popular with Milan’s younger generations. This store, located in an old Butcher’s, features a number of vintage inspired labels.
  • Cavelli E Nastri is Milan’s most popular vintage store. Located in Brera, this happy unpretentious store has a number of unique pieces from Pucci to Dior.
  • Wait and See is an interesting boutique on Via Santa Marta full of colorful treasures. If you love patterns and different textures, this could be the place for you.
  • Dictionary is popular street wear store specializing in looks that are relaxed, sporty and sleek at the same time. They’ve also got a great selection of unique footwear.