Milan, Italy - photo by Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay under Pixabay License
Milan, Italy - photo by Albrecht Fietz from Pixabay under Pixabay License

BEST SHOPPING IN MILAN: 13 PLACES TO VISIT

Milan is one of the most popular fashion capitals in the world. And in this Italian city, there are several places to shop for fashion pieces, as well as other items, too! Here are some destinations to experience the best shopping in Milan:

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Best Shopping in Milan – Arcades and Department Stores

Coin

There’s a wide selection of items and brands on the 8 levels of the Coin department store in Piazza Cinque Giornate in Milan. May it be household goods, clothing or fashion accessories, you can find it here.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

One of the major landmarks of Milan is also one of the oldest still-operating shopping malls in Italy – Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Under its famous glass roof, one can find several luxury retailers offering jewelry, haute couture, paintings and jewelry. There are also bars and cafes, as well as a hotel.

La Rinascente

You can find the La Rinascente flagship store in Milan near Piazza del Duomo. Once there, expect to see practically everything high-end that you can think of – may it be cosmetics, lingerie, tailored suits, linen or whatever, as long as it’s from Italian and international big brands.

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Best Shopping in Milan – Novelty Merchants and Specialty Shops

10 Corso Como

This Milan-based concept store is the brainchild of Carla Sozzani. It operates on the philosophy of bringing together a distinctive blend of design, art, music, culture and cuisine from different corners of the world. Step into its shop in Milan and you will find a gallery, café and boutique in one.

Antiques Market on the Naviglio Grande

The Milan portion of the Naviglio Grande is home to more than 300 stalls that engage in the trade of antique jewelry, furniture, porcelain and other vintage pieces. Just head to the canal front along Alzaia Naviglio Grande and you can find these treasures.

Verso

Along Corso di Porta Ticinese, one can find a quaint bookstore called “Verso”. More than just a bookstore, it’s a venue for discussing and experimenting with literature. From mainstream titles to independent publications to children’s books, Verso has something for you.

Best Shopping in Milan – Shopping Streets and Districts

Brera

The Brera district of Milan is the place to be if you are looking for a boho-chic atmosphere. There are several quaint shops to find here, from household items to florists to clothing and others. There’s Richard Ginori 1735, Rick Owens, Al Monte and Cavalli e Nastri to name a few.

Corso Buenos Aires

There are more than 350 shops and retail outlets along Corso Buenos Aires, making it a treat to take a stroll on this street. In Milan, Corso Buenos Aires is the destination for high-street finds and holiday decorations.

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

This lively shopping street offers different options when it comes to shopping. There are mid-range and high-street shops, gelato parlors and cafes. Closed to vehicle traffic, it’s not unusual to pass by buskers as you go along. Among the shops you can find here are Mango, Swarovski, Michael Kors, Foot Locker, Sephora and Zara.

Via Dante

Several 18th and 19th century buildings can be found along Via Dante, and they are home to restaurants, cafes, bars, theaters and shops. This pedestrian street is the place to go if you’re looking for a mix of upscale boutiques, gift shops and chain stores. Among the brands that have set up shop on Via Dante are JACADI, Swarovski, Moleskin, Bata, Lacoste and ALDO.

Via della Spiga

Milan’s Quadrilatero della Moda is bounded on the northeast side by Via della Spiga, a top shopping street in this Italian city. Several clothing, accessories, jewelry and other stores line the street, including Chloé, Aldo Brue, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Juicy Couture and Michael Kors.

Via Monte Napoleone

A shopping trip to Milan would not be complete without stopping by Via Monte Napoleone, dubbed as the most expensive street in Europe. Several famous high-end fashion designers and shoemakers have boutiques here, including Wolford, BALMAIN, Rolex, Salvatore Ferragamo, VALENTINO, Alberta Ferreti, Cartier, COACH, Hermes, Dior, Burberry, Versace and Prada.

Via Torino

Clothing, shoes, fashion accessories and home décor abound in the shops along Via Torino. Oysho, Victoria’s Secret, Foot Locker, Mango, Zara, Nike and Terranova are among the shops you can find here.