Fashion places in Milan
Milan is undoubtedly synonymous with elegance, fashion and shopping: in its streets you can make high quality and luxury purchases, and not only at star prices.
The city is internationally recognized as one of the four fashion capitals, along with London, Paris and New York.
In different areas of the city you will find a real beating heart where you can shop, discover fine showrooms and boutiques or even just walk admiring the most beautiful shop windows.
Let’s discover together the best places to go shopping in Milan.
1. The fashion district and Via Montenapoleone
As you know, Milan is the capital of fashion where the famous Fashion Week, an event held twice a year presenting the best collections of haute couture of the greatest international designers, takes place. However, you can breathe this atmosphere every day, getting lost in the streets of the fashion district: Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia. Dozens of boutiques and luxury ateliers created by the most prestigious designers, historic jewelers of the city and showrooms displaying the latest collections are concentrated there.
2. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Rinascente
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II connects Piazza del Duomo to Piazza San Babila through a pedestrian path and arcades on both sides, under which there are plenty of shops of important Italian and international brands. A visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a very elegant neo-Renaissance iron and glass structure that connects Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala, is a must-see, and it is now considered one of the first examples of a shopping centre in the world. Among the hundreds of shops, Rinascente stands out: a nineteenth-century department store with 11 floors dedicated entirely to shopping.
3. Via Torino
From Duomo to Porta Ticinese, Via Torino is a long road that connects two different areas of the city, passing through Colonne di San Lorenzo. It is a street full of shops, not only of exclusive and luxury brands: for this reason, it is considered the shopping street of the youngest people, with a high presence of shoe shops of all kinds.
4. Navigli and Porta Ticinese
This area is dedicated to vintage lovers: in the Ticinese district there are plenty of antique shops, art studios and fine shops of vintage clothing. Especially suitable for young people, for those who want to relive the 70s and 80s between punk and rock, casual and military style. Curiosity: every Saturday morning there is Fiera di Sinigaglia, the most loved 19th century flea market, and every last Sunday of the month there is the antiques market.
Returning to Milan’s elegance and fashion, another cornerstone of the shopping streets is certainly the artistic and picturesque district of Brera, with its delightful cobbled streets, almost all pedestrian, full of prestigious boutiques, showrooms, perfume shops and historic jewelers, two steps away from Pinacoteca and the botanical garden.
6. Corso Buenos Aires
From Piazzale Loreto to Porta Venezia there is Corso Buenos Aires, over a kilometer and a half of road with hundreds of shops along it: from luxury shop windows to cheaper brands, but not for this reason of lower quality, it’s a pleasure to walk along this famous street in Milan.
7. The markets of Milan
Not just shops: Milan’s markets are a gem, displaying quality goods and stalls for all tastes. The markets alternate on different days of the week in different areas of the city, among them the already mentioned Fiera di Sinigaglia, the famous open-air flea market with over one hundred stalls, the elegant market in Via Fauché (Tuesday and Saturday in Corso Sempione area) and the market in Viale Papiniano (same days, with many really fashionable proposals).
So, to walk from one shop to another without being weighed down by dozens of bags you can rely on the Eurocar Limousine rental transport service with driver.