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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…

The dark side of Milan: the Gucci’s murder

The Gucci’s murder The dark side of Milan It was the 27th of March 1995 when the body of Maurizio Gucci, the heir of the Gucci empire, was found in the lobby of his new company’s headquarter in Milan. An old building in Via Palestro 20, just a few steps from the fashion district. Mr Gucci woke up early in the morning that day and walked from his house in Corso Venezia 38 to the office. He entered the building, took a few steps on the stairs and that’s when four gunshots hit his back. The doorman Mr Onorato was lef…

Most popular brands on Instagram

The most popular brands on Instagram. The top twenty of the most popular brands on Instagram. Every brand has its own hashtag. Whatever we do or wear we tent to identify our pictures using the official or most popular hashtag of that particular brand. Here is the list of the most popular italian fashion  brands on instagram.  The list takes into consideration only the most popular hashtags and does not consider the secondary hashtags. For istance to calculate the number of times that #prada has been featured on Instagram we do not considered the hashtags : #pradabag or #pradaheels.  …

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…

Pink flamingos in the city

If you think about the pink flamingo the first city that comes to your mind is Las Vegas for sure. This is the name of one of the first casinos that settled in the middle of the Nevada’s desert in 1946. What you probably don’t know is that the city of Milan is also known to be the host city of a small colony of Pink Flamingos…real ones! If you happen to be in Milan and you would like to look for these big pink birds standing on one leg avoid to explore the parks of the city or the…

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: a shopping paradise

This astonishing building was officially inaugurated in 1867 by the King of Italy,Vittorio Emanuele the II and to the King it was dedicated as written above the main entrance.  The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is 105 meters wide and 196 meters long and connects Piazza del Duomo with Piazza della Scala. The roof and the cupola are entirely made of iron and glass while the ceiling vaults are decorated with mosaics representing the four continents: Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The floor features the representation of the coat of arms of the three capitals of Italy: Florence (the iris), Rome…