10 Hot Spots for Your Shopping Spree in Milan
Milan is the world renowned Fashion Capital. If you are here to renew your wardrobe or find some unique piece of clothing as souvenir, Milan is the perfect destination for you.
From designer clothing and emerging Italian brands to unique vintage pieces, this guide will help you find what you’re looking for based on your preferences.
If you are looking for designer clothing and emerging talents head for the city centre. In the Duomo area you’ll find not only the main fast fashion brands but also more high-end products.
Rinascente – Piazza Duomo 3
From exclusive beauty and designer items to emerging young talents, this 8-stories building will have everything you’re searching for. The bottom floors are divided into home&design, women, men and kids clothing; while at the top you’ll find amazing restaurants and a stunning terrace where to enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink.
Also known as Europe’s most expensive street, stroll around one of the most important streets during Milan Fashion Week. With high-end boutiques, antique shops and jewellery stores; take your time to enjoy the most luxurious Milanese street. Take also a rest in one of the many elegant coffe shops here.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
It’s one of the oldest examples of still active malls around the world. In this stunning Neo-Renaissance style arcade you’ll find many current high-class shops built into 18th century structures. The personnel are extremely helpful, and shopping in elegant and sophisticated surroundings really does enhance the experience!
Corso di Porta Ticinese
If you want to buy yourself a special and stylish piece of clothing as souvenir, try one of the many alternative vintage shops in Corso di Porta Ticinese. Each store on this street has its own personality and specialises in a particular trend or style. Enjoy the energetic vibe of this street next to some more mainstream but established brands.
Via Gian Giacomo Mora
On this street near Porta Ticinese, just behind the Colonne di San Lorenzo, you’ll find many cute and unique shops that sell vintage or second-hand clothing. Here are some of our recommendations.
Cavalli e Nastri – Via Gian Giacomo Mora 12 and 3
If you are looking for a timeless dress from a well-known brand try this shop with unique and stunning vintage clothing. The price can be quite steep but it reflects the care and condition of the pieces (on the tags you’ll also see the pieces’ season and year!)
Bivio – Via Gian Giacomo Mora 4
If you are looking for pieces with famous labels from a few seasons ago, this is the perfect spot for you. You can not only sell but also trade in clothes you don’t wear anymore for trendier and more contemporary pieces. Check out their Instagram account to check out stories of their latest and hottest products. They have a store for men and one for women on the same street.
HUMANA Vintage – Via Edmodo de Amicis 43
If you’re more in a budget and like 70s clothing with oversized jeans jackets try out this chain of second hand shops. Through the collection and sale of donated used clothes they support humanitarian projects in Africa. There is another store in the city centre around the Duomo area (HUMANA Vintage – Via Cappellari 3).
If you found this guide helpful and want to learn more about Milan’s history and main landmarks, check out our Free Walking Tour available everyday from 3 p.m.