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. Founded in 1865 by the Bocconi brothers, it is now a landmark of the city of Milan. It offers to its customers high end clothing from the most famous Italian and international fashion brands.
If you are that into fashion do not miss the chance to visit also the Excelsior department store a few steps from the Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the Brian & Barry building in San Babila square.
The fashion district
It is hard to actually locate a single fashion district in Milan. The city itself is a fashion district but the Milanese people are used to call Via Montenapoleone as their own fashion district. Four streets just a few steps from San Babila station (red line) or Montenapoleone station (yellow line) that features the flagship stores of the most important brands: from Prada to Gucci, from Armani to Versace and Dolce&Gabbana.
The galleria right next to Piazza del Duomo is one of the oldest shopping malls of the world. Under an iron and glass cupola you can find the stores of fashion designers such as Armani, Versace, Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. While there sit at a table of one of the restaurants in the galleria and admire the wonderful decorations of this stunning building.
In Milan there are plenty of boutiques that can satisfy the needs of every single fashionista in town. One of our favourite is for sure Antonia. Catch the red line and get off at Cairoli station. The store is in via Cusani, just a few steps from the underground stop. This is the place where art meets design and where fashion meets style. Just let the atmosphere catch you and abandon yourself to the pleasures of shopping.
The ready to wear
If you are up to some fast shopping you can walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele where H&M, Zara, Max& Co and all of the other companies have their signature stores. That’s the same for Corso Buenos Aires. Catch the red line and get off at Lima station.
Just to sum up where to shop in the city, here below a full list of shopping districts in Milan.
Corso Vercelli (Muji, Coin, Amedeo D)
Via Torino (Zara, Pull&Bear, Geox, Terranova, Tezenis)
Corso Vittorio Emanuele (H&M, Zara, Max&Co, Penny Black, Foot Locker, Disney, Mango, Gap, Banana Republic)
Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga (everything that rhymes with luxury)
The Galleria (Prada, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Tods, Gucci, Armani)
Corso Buenos Aires (Benetton, Tommy Hilfiger, Desigual, Calvin Klein)
Enjoy your shopping in Milan!