Shopping in Milan

Absolute heaven for all fashion lovers!

Milan, the world’s fashion capital is the residence for legendary designers such as: Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and many more. Most of the expats arriving to Milan come here in order to study Architecture, interior design, art and of course Italian.

Living in Milan can be a very exciting experience: the vivacious culture, plenty of delicious restaurants, amazing opera, beautiful weather and of course the shopping! This city is a dream come-true for all fashionistas out there!

For a new expat the variety of clothing shops might cause a slight overdose. From this reason we have decided to make life easier for you and sum up the top places to shop in Milan:

1. Second hand and vintage shopping

Blitz  -Via Cosenz 44/4, Milano

This shop is perfect for all vintage lovers! Many of the items which are being sold there are rare and impossible to find in anywhere else! Clothes, furniture, jewelry and many more chic objects are offered here for a reasonable price.

Cavalli e Nastri  - Via Brera 2, Milano or: Via De Amicis 9, Milano

This colorful shop is an absolute delight for browsing. Hand-made beaded dresses, faux fur hats, royalty-like jewelry and designer bags you always dreamed of such as: Hermès, Channel, Dior and many more! Some of the pieces in the shop are from the late 80th and there is a good chance you will come across some over- the top designs which will for sure make you stand out in the coming New Year’s Eve. They even have a nice selection of wedding dresses!

2. Luxury shopping

Via Monte Napoleone  - Via Monte Napoleone, 20121 Milano

This is by far the most popular shopping district in Milan and probably the whole of Europe as well. The Via Monte Napoleone quarter is exclusive, glamorous, elegant and always full with famous celebrities. Aside from admired high-fashion showrooms of: Versace, Gucci, Prada, Valentino and many more well known designers, you will be able to find lots of outstanding antique places there and many jewelry shops. Even if you don’t have the right budget to shop there, it is still inspiring to go and view some of the most exquisite clothing pieces ever made by world-renowned designers.

3. Markets

Fiera Di Senigallia- Strada Alzaia Naviglio Grande, via Valenza, South Milan

Spend your Sunday finding some cheap and wonderful treasures for your closet, your loved ones and your house! This flea market is open every Sunday between 9 in the morning till the late afternoon and it is highly recommended to arrive early in order to find the most desirable items! Strolling in the market you will be amazed by all the beauty you will encounter there: colorful stalls with different kinds of herbs, African and South American unique craft work, old books and C.D’s selection, vintage clothes, world-wide food and mostly a lot of bargains.

Via Fauche - Via Fauché/via Losana, North Milan

This is a must-visit spot for all fashionistas! Here you will be able to find the best prices for designer pieces you could never afford before! Bags from: Gucci, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci dresses, Dior shoes and many more luxury brands which were normally out of your reach.

4. Outlets

As a new expat in a foreign city the chances are you will be restricted to a tight budget. That is why you will be happy to hear that Milan has plenty of good outlets  where the selection is large and the prices are low. Most of the outlets are located a bit outside of the city but for the bargains you’ll find, the trip is totally worth it! Check the list above in order to find information on all the outlets shops in Milan. The list includes outlets from: Max Mara, Timberland, Dolce & Gabbana and many more!


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