A bit of Italy - Shopping
The fashion capital
Milan is known first and foremost as Italy's - and an international - fashion capital.
The city hosts innumerable boutiques - selling jewelry, decor, and of course, the most sought-out fashion labels - in its Quadrilatero d'oro della moda or Fashion Quadrilateral.
The district is brodered by four main thoroughfares - Via Monte Napoleone, Via Alessandro Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia - hence the Quadrilatero reference.
The shops and showrooms in these streets make a purchase or a mere glance at the window dressings motive the fashion set to arrive in droves from all over the world.
Traipsing through the Quadrilatero quarter can experience the true atmosphere of the Lombard Capital, noting the lights, colors and elegance of the various ateliers. One will also note the endless succession of those classic, international names that are by now part of a club to which no other fashion houses can accede: think Armani, Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Bulgari, Cartier, Valentino and Gianfranco Ferrè.
Just a stone's throw from the Quadrilatero is Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a broad pedestrian road that connects Piazza Duomo to Piazza San Babila. With its elaborate porticoes and clothing and accessories boutiques, Corso Vittorio and the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery are other hubs for cult fashion finds.
Those four roads, studded with the flagship stores of the most important brands of the fashion and luxury world, are one of the marvels of the city.
The street of shop windows of luxury and elegance, the living symbol of “Made in Italy”
The street that unites Milan’s most important centres for shopping. It is one of the most elegant streets in the city, with a strong orientation towards the Liberty style of the late 19th century.
Corso Buenos Aires
Close to the city centre, with over 1.6 kms long, is one of the longest shopping streets in Europe
Via della Spiga
Part of the desirable “Fashion Quad”, closed to traffic, offers the possibility to stroll through boutiques and showrooms of Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Moschino, Giorgio Armani and many others international fashion labels.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Considered one of the sites of Milanese luxury shopping it hosts many prestigious labels and brand shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as Feltrinelli Records, one of the largest megastores in Italy.
Near Milan there are a number of designer villages, better known as outlets, that offer the possibility to enjoy shopping days away from the bustle of the city, immersed in a much more relaxed atmosphere.
Segrate Outlet Village
Segrate – Milano
The first village at Milan doors, 10 minutes from the city center Fashion City Outlet San Giuliano Milanese The largest fashion outlet of milan, 15 minutes from the city center
Considered one of the world’s largest outlets. The temple of luxury and elegance where 160 stores of the most prestigious brands
VicoLungo Style Outlet
Quality, style and value for money, 150 prestige brand stores
Rodengo Saiano (Brescia)
Where you will also find designer labels Serravalle Outlet Serravalle Scrivia (AL) Prestigious Designer Labels, in the charming natural setting of the Ligurian Apennines, easy to reach from Milan and Genoa
One of the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages, an unrivaled luxury outlet shopping experience for discerning shoppers
ARMANI Silos Exhibition Space
via Bergognone, 40 - Milan
This space displays a well-contemplated selection of his creations - about 600 garments and 200 accessories - from 1980 to today; a journey through the themes that have inspired, and that continue to inspire, Giorgio Armani’s creative work. The four storeys of the Silos building emit sobriety in perfect Armani style.
TICKETS: 12,00 - with Audio Guide 15,00
VISIT: Thursday and Saturday: 11:00 to 21:00
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 11:00 to 19:00m
GUIDED TOURS FOR GROUPS ON REQUEST
You will be guided by who knows the city perfectly well, you will gain precious time by following a customized itinerary created by our shopping experts, according to what you is looking for.
We will try our best to help you select the right boutiques and once in store, the rest is up to you!