Buy Fashion&Design in Milan!
MOST POPULAR SHOPPING STREETS
Corso Vittorio Emanuele is a pedestrian way along the Duomo, with many stores of international chains. Most of the shops here are open 7 days a week / M1 M3 Duomo OR M1 San Babila.
Via Dante beautiful street, completely pedestrian. Between the Castle and the Duomo. Here you find shops, cafes and restaurants and sometimes outdoor photographic exhibitions / M1 Cairoli OR M1 Cordusio.
Via Torino counts with many stores dedicated to young people. It is next to the Duomo square / M1 M3 Duomo.
Corso Buenos Aires a very long street full of many different shops for women, men, children, sportswear / M1 Porta Venezia OR M1 Lima OR M1 M2 Loreto.
EXCLUSIVE AND LUXURY STREETS
“Quadrilatero della Moda”
It means ‘fashion quadrangle’ and is the area enclosed by 4 streets: Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, Corso Venezia.
Besides Via Montenapoleone & the other three, it is worth to have a look also in the internal roads: Via Borgospesso, Via Santo Spirito, Via del Gesù, Via San Andrea, Via Bagutta.
Via Montenapoleone is the most famous one: the 5th avenue of Milan! The most exclusive brands of the fashion industry and jeweleries have their store here. Official website HERE. For luxury shopping / M1 San Babila OR M3 Montenapoleone.
This avenue is located close to the area of ‘Brera’. The transit of the cars is limited to the ones of the inhabitants and taxis. In this road you can find clothing stores but also: curious stores, leather goods, kitchenware, wine bars and the inevitable restaurants! / M2 Lanza OR M2 Moscova
Coming from the previous avenue Corso Garibaldi, you arrive to this small & chic pedestrian way.
Stores, bars, restaurants and clubs. Perfect for ‘socialite’ / M2 Porta Garibaldi.
MOST POPULAR STREET MARKETS
Fiera di Sinigaglia Street Market
Viale Papiniano Street Market
Second-hand & Antique Book Market
Stamps & Coins Market
overweight_ if possible do not come with too much stuff from home as the overweight can cost you at the check in more than what you buy (I know something about it…) Mind that some companies apply weight restriction also to the hand luggage!
hand luggage_ if you fly with a low cost company and do not board any luggage, mind that only 1 PIECE per person is allowed as hand luggage. So, yes, your hand bag must go in… squeeze it!
hand luggage 2_you could not resist the sales and now it is impossible to close your trolley? Do not panic: wear as many clothes as possible, keep a shopping bag in your pocket and once boarded use it to place the extras in… emergency tip, eh!
booking_ your trip to Milan is mainly planned to renew your wardrobe? Check in advance when is sales time to book the flight or the train. Note that in the last years last-minute’s have not always the best rates…
sales period_ sales here are just 2 times a year, but each of them lasts more than 2 months! The exact dates of the ‘saldi’ are regularly reported by the local authorities (municipalities and/or provinces) and are updated every year. Usually, winter sales start after the first week of JANUARY and the summer ones in JULY.
opening hours_Starting from last summer, it was established the liberalization of opening hours (one of the effects produced by the crisis). The general rule is: Monday mornings most of the shops are closed and the ‘normal’ schedule is 10am-7:30 pm.
route planning_if your time is limited, be ready in advance by checking the streets and the connections in the city plans here provided!