Milan’s main shopping areas for high-end fashion designer stores are the Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia and San Babila, where you will also find the best cosmetics and perfume suppliers such as Mazzolari, the multi-brand Banner and Gio Moretti. The Duomo area is for more affordable, easygoing stores and so is the historical Rinascente department store, the beautiful book store Hoepli, and the hunting and country-style store Ravizza.
Close to Brera however, you’ll find the small jewellery store Merú, the bicycle store Rossignoli, and the multi-brand fashion store La Tenda. In the Corso Como area you should check out Corso Como 10 for fashion, visit High Tech for a very entertaining experience with millions of new gadgets, and try Eataly for a great culinary experience and cooking classes while sipping wine and having fun with your friends. The famous 5 Vie has the cutest variety of small stores.
A high-end, multi-brand concept store that exhibits the most exciting designers and ‘must-have’ garments. The accessories and shoes selection is one of the most addictive sections of this store: take it from one fashion victim to another!
The elegant and talented Osanna, along with her young and creative daughter, Madina, handcraft the most unique pieces of metal jewellery. Today the pieces adorn the ears, necks, hair and hands of the most elegant Italian women.
If you are looking for a full day of shopping, the Excelsior is an absolute must. This is an, avant-garde, seven-storey multi-brand store, which will keep you entertained for hours. While the first floor is an ocean of shiny accessories and jewellery, on the upper floors you can immerse yourself in beautiful clothing from hundreds of designers.
Hidden in the famous crafty ‘5 vie’ (5 streets) of Milan stands the small ceramics laboratory of Costanza Paravicini and daughter Benedetta Medici. In this store that feels almost like a dreamland, the most delicate one-of-a-kind plates, bowls, cups and tea pots are shaped, baked, hand-painted, and baked again, resulting in precious works of art. All pieces and collections are made by order. Even if you’re not looking for a new set for your kitchen, it is definitely well worth the visit.
Tea Rose, the only exotic flower shop in Milan, is now a fashion stopover. It unmistakably bears the touch of Alessandra Rovati: elegant modernity with a timeless twist. Go for a visit and breathe in the garden aromas of this unique store.
A timeless iconic store for men and women who cannot live without the additional touch of a beautiful hat. Borsalino is a small store in one of the main fashion streets of Milan, and it carries the secret of how to produce the perfect bowler and gentlemen hats.
A dreamy and romantic designer who’s dresses are a dream for most Italian ladies.
Situated on the side of the famous Teatro alla Scala, this miniature store is the main supplier of ballet shoes for the dancers and ballerinas of this iconic theatre. However, besides the shoes for professional dancers, they also have the cutest ballerina flats for everyday use. You’ll find them in any colour and fall in love with their shape and quality leather. Every one in Milan has got a pair.
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