Milan, Italy Fashion Shopping Streets & Destinations

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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.

Shopping areas of interest:

Via Sant'Andrea 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 Corso Venezia.

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, caf├ęs, 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.

Corso Vescelli 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.

Via Montenapoleone 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.

Via Torino 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.

Here are a few stores found in Milan Italy:




Giorgio Armani




Gianfranco Ferri



 And more.

You can also visit the Milan Fashion City website to learn more about the city.  Milano Fashion City, the special project in the city of fashion, coordinated by the Milan Chambers of Commerce and involving over 50 leading representatives from the remarkable fashion system, presents the September 2013 Fashion Exhibitions and all the partners' fashion, design, art and cultural events.

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After you visit Milan, you may want to travel to Florence and Rome as well.


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