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Christmas in Milan. Here is what to do.

Christmas in Milan is a not to be missed experience. Here is what to do if you happen to be in town in the upcoming weeks. And if you are still planning what to do here below there are plenty of good reasons to book your next flight to Milan. Christmas shopping in Milan First and foremost…Shopping! When it comes to Christmas choosing the right store to find the perfect gifts for the ones we love is paramount. The city of Milan offers plenty of opportunities from the flagship stores of the Montenapoleone fashion district to the boutiques of Italian…

Haitao: the chinese online shopping experience

Haitao: the Chinese online shopping experience Haitao means overseas in Chinese and today this term identifies a movement of mainly young Chinese consumers, who buy their products online from Western companies…overseas. The Chinese millennials, especially those belonging to the so-called middle-class, are the heirs of the economic boom that has changed the needs of consumers in the last twenty years. The demand for this category of consumers was more attentive to quality and susceptible to the added value of the brand. So many blogs and online forums were born over time, where new Haitao consumers exchanged views both about products…

Black & Gold: why these two colors matter so much in Milan

Black & gold are the two colors that are universally cosidered as synonims of luxury and elegance. This is probably the reason why these two colors have been chosen to appear on the signs above each and every store in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in the heart of Milan. The Galleria is one of the oldest shopping mall in the world. Its construction dates back to 1865 when the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II officially laid the foundation stone and to the King is dedicated as stated above the main entrance on the Duomo side. It soon became the…

One block down: where to buy sneakers in Milan

One Block Down is the store where you want to go when looking for the perfect pair of shoes. Since 2009 the company that owns and manages the One Block Down stores has become a landmark of the city and a major shopping destination. The first store was opened in the elegant Corso XXII Marzo, just a few steps from the Milan‘s court and was immediately acknowledged as the place to go when looking for sneakers. The success of the venture of the four founders depends mostly on their expertise and above all on the choices they made in terms of brand’s selection.…

Tiffany in Milan: the new store

Tiffany in Milan has been the place where the Milanese people go buying engagement rings for a long time. Its first store in the city is the one in the heart of the fashion district: via della Spiga. The shop windows enchant those passing by with sparkling jewelry and gems designed by artist like Elsa Peretti, the Italian model turned into jewelry designer. The US based company is a worldwide phenomenon and owes its success  also to the cinema industry.”Breakfast at Tiffany’s” with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard is a milestone of the silver screen. Its indisputable reputation brought the brand…

Is Abercrombie & Fitch leaving Milan?

Abercrombie & Fitch‘s future is not looking bright. It is no secret that the US brand has faced some important struggles in the recent past. In December 2014 the CEO Michael Jeffries has left his office after 22 years in the role. He had personally created the concept behind the commercial strategy of the company. Young and good-looking boys and girls were the ambassadors of the brand that has conquered the teenagers’ affection worldwide. But while this sexy attitude has not changed throughout the years the buyers have changed a lot. Those who were born with a smartphone in their hands do…

The antiques market in Milan: best vintage shopping in town.

The antiques market in Milan takes place every last Sunday of each month in the Navigli district. The hundreds of sellers display their merchandise and items along the Navigli canals from via Gorizia to the bridge of via Valenza. The nearly 400 exhibitors of the antiques market are carefully selected by the Associazione Naviglio Grande which manages all of the initiatives taking place along the canals. It is not just about furniture or silverware. In the adjacent streets Corsico and Paoli there are the stands that sell vintage clothing and apparel. If you are looking for a vintage Prada bag…

Shopping in Milan

Shopping in Milan If you are a fashion enthusiast, shopping in Milan will be a not-to-be-missed experience. In the city there are plenty of opportunities for shopping you just need to know where to go. Here below the full list of shopping opportunities in Milan. The department stores The fashion district The galleria The boutiques The ready to wear stores Shopping streets   The department stores Each city has its own signature department stores. London has Harrods and Paris has Galeries Lafayette. While Milan, right next to the Duomo cathedral, offers to its visitors the opportunity to shop at La Rinascente.…

La Rinascente: Milan’s department store

La Rinascente: Milan’s department store History of the company Brands and products Surroundings History of the company La Rinascente is Milan’s department store. Its birth dates back to 1865 when the Bocconi brothers, given the huge success of Le Bon Marchè in Paris, decided to open an Italian department store. This new concept of modern shopping was quite well received by the Milanese customers but the two brothers seemed to struggle a little in giving to the company a clear mission. This is when Mr Borletti, a dandy entrepreneur, stepped in. He purchased the company and changed its name into…

Urban Outfitters takes Milan

Urban Outfitter takes Milano or at least takes a part of it. The US retailer headquartered in Philadelphia has chosen Milan to open its first store in Italy. It is not a proper store like those big ones that you get to see in the Big Apple. For the time being it is a so called “shop in shop“. A dedicated corner within the Rinascente department store. The selection of items and goods is the exact same one of the stores overseas and in the UK. Brand like Adidas, Nike, Fred Perry and Clarks are made available and sold at…