Milan, Italy Fashion Shopping Streets & Destinations
Welcome to our Milan, Italy fashion destination guide.
In this section you will find information about fashion streets, designer
boutiques, and other important shopping destinations for consumers interested in
clothing or fashion accessories.
areas of interest:
is a luxury shopping street in Milan, Italy, forming part of the quadrilatero
della moda, along with Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni and
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double
arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the
first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by
Giuseppe Mengoni. The Galleria is often nicknamed il salotto di Milano
(Milan's drawing room), due to its numerous shops and importance as a common
Milanese meeting and dining place. As of 2014, the arcade principally
contains luxury retailers selling haute couture, jewelry, books and paintings,
as well as restaurants, cafés, and bars. The Galleria is famous for being home
to some of the oldest shops and restaurants in Milan
Corso di Porta Ticinese
is a street that runs from Colonne di San Lorenzo to Piazza XXIV Maggio. This
is considered a favorite shopping destination by Apparel Search because it's
full of cute vintage shops where you can find many unique items. It is a fairly
alternative area. In the afternoon at Colonne there's often times a punk/skater
group of teens hanging about and blasting music from a stereo. The summer
nights are often filled with hippies hanging out playing on their guitars and
having fun. In addition to jeans stores like Diesel, 55DSL, Gas, Carhartt
and Armani Jeans, there are skate shops, piercing/tattoo parlors, and vintage
clothing boutiques. If you visit Corso di Porta Ticinese, make sure to check out
Tokidoki. Tokidoki is a Japanese store by the Italian designer Simone
Legno. If you want to find original street wear, Japanese toys or designer
skates, Tokidoki is the place to visit. Corso di Porta Ticinese is also
currently the home of the only official Vans Store of Milan. You will also find
The American Apparel store on Colonne, which is currently the only one of its
kind in the city. When in this area of Milan don't forget to visit
Serendeepity as well.
Close to Fiera Milano City, not far from Parco Sempione, Corso Vercelli's
shopping area provides an opportunity for shopping away from the city center.
There are branches of some of the better centrally located shops, and some good
department stores. Via Belfiore, a short street going east from mid-Corso
Vercelli, is particularly shoe-oriented: there are stores for every taste and
various price levels if you are on a budget.
Corso Buenos Aires
is a major street in north-eastern Milan, Italy. With over 350 shops and
outlets, it qualifies as the most important shopping street of the city; it also
features the highest concentration of clothing stores in Europe. The
architecture of the area is mostly late-19th and 20th Century style; the street
and its surroundings are pointed with several neo-classical and art nouveau
buildings. Due to the large number of shops, stores, and outlets, Corso Buenos
Aires is one of the busiest streets of Milan; even more so during the Christmas
holidays, when it sells most of the city's decorations. Unlike Via
Montenapoleone and the surroundings of Piazza Duomo, that are specialized in
high fashion and haute couture products, Corso Buenos Aires is generally more
oriented towards mass products such as ready-to-wear type clothes.
Milan is the fashion and design capital offering everything for the discerning
shopper.Via Montenapoleone, Milan's most fashionable shopping street. Via
Monte Napoleone, also spelt as Via Montenapoleone, is an elegant and expensive
street in Milan, Italy, famous for its ready-to-wear fashion and jewelry shops.
It is considered by many as the most important street of the Milan Fashion
District known as the Quadrilatero della moda where many well-known
fashion designers have their high-end boutiques and stores from Italian
designers to all the world famous brands. The most exclusive Italian shoemakers
maintain boutiques on this street.
Piazza del Duomo
("Cathedral Square") is the main piazza (city square) of Milan, Italy. It is
named after, and dominated by, the Milan Cathedral (the Duomo). The piazza marks
the center of the city, both in a geographic sense and because of its importance
from an artistic, cultural, and social point of view. Rectangular in shape,
with an overall area of 17,000 m2 (about 183,000 sq ft), the piazza includes
some of the most important buildings in Italy, as well some of the most
prestigious commercial activities, and it is by far the foremost tourist
attraction of the city.
has long been one of Milan's main shopping streets; it also connects Piazza
Duomo with the characteristic Ticinese district. In recent years Via Torino has
developed as a shoe mall, with a plethora of shops geared mainly to the young
and stylish. In Via Torino you can find merchandise from all-terrain boots to
dainty sandals. In regard to pricing, they have a wide range including
in-expense, mid-range, and high priced. They have various quality levels
accordingly. Walking down Via Torino from the Duomo, you reach the
Ticinese district, which offers instead a selection of small shops and
workshops. Beyond Largo Carrobbio you will come to Corso di Porta Ticinese,
where a new generation of craftsmen have taken the place of the old timers and,
with their creative ideas, are attracting a younger clientele. Corso di
Porta Ticinese leads to the Navigli.