Considered one of the fashion capitals of the world,
Milan has a lot to offer to those who are looking for
good shopping opportunities. Scattered throughout the
city - well known, even, for the style of its
inhabitants - there are entire streets dedicated to
consumption, in addition to shopping malls and
outlets that sell items of all types and for the
most diverse types of pockets.
Those who do not miss a
good sales season can take advantage of the months of
January and July to buy with unmissable discounts. It is
also good to remember that stores with the tax free
sticker refund VAT (VAT, in Italian). If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage men's bags.
Shops in the capital of the Lombardy region are
generally open on Mondays, from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and
from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and
from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. It is good to remember,
however, that not all stores in the city take this
“break” during lunch hours and some establishments in
the center of Milan also end up opening on Sundays.
In Milan you can find the main and most important
brands in the fashion world - several of them Italian -
but that does not mean that prices are so advantageous.
A good option for those who wish to purchase exclusive
pieces at lower prices are outlets, such as
FoxTown, which is about 50km from the city. You can find
all the information about the place here.
Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery
In the center of Milan, right next to the city's
cathedral, the visitor will find this beautiful building
started in 1865 by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni. The
magnificence of the building - inaugurated by the
honoree himself, the king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele -
is already evident at the entrance, which is made
through a majestic Arc de Triomphe.
About 200 meters take the visitor from the beginning
of the gallery to Piazza della Scala, on the
other side. Inside, however, the immensity of details
does not go unnoticed, such as the central octagon,
where there is a vault 47 meters high. Inside the
gallery, visitors will also find some luxury stores and
several refined restaurants and cafés, such as
Savini, which has delicious ice creams.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan
Telephone: +39 02 7740 4343
Corso Buenos Aires
The huge and super-busy street in the center of Milan
is an excellent place for those who like to go shopping
without spending so much. There, the visitor will find a
wide variety of famous brands such as Guess, H&M, Calvin
Klein, Nike, Puma, in addition to others not so well
known, but that offer better prices.
How to get there: Metro line 1
(red), Lima station or Porta Venezia.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Zara, H&M, Diesel and several other famous brands can
be found along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Milan's bustling
shopping street, just steps from the Duomo di Milano.
In addition to the various stores, the visitor finds
on-site options of extremely pleasant cafes and
restaurants for a break between purchases.
How to get there: Metro line 1 or 3,
One of the addresses of luxury in Milan, Via Monte
Napoleone brings together in one place several world
famous brands, such as Prada, Ermenegildo Zegna,
Valentino and Gucci. In addition, on the road that is
part of Milan's famous Fashion Quadrangle (composed of
three more luxury addresses: Via della Spiga, Via
Manzoni and Corso Venezia) you will find jewelers, shoe
and accessory stores, among other establishments.
How to get there: Metro line 3
(yellow), Montenapoleone station, or tram number 1 or 2.
Via della Spiga
Via della Spiga is among the four most sophisticated
shopping addresses in Milan. The place is home to
renowned brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Roberto
Cavalli, among other stores belonging to great
designers. In addition to Via della Spiga, the
Montenapoleone, Manzoni and Corso Veneza routes are part
of the luxury circuit in Milan (all very close to each
How to get there: Metro line 3
(yellow), Montenapoleone station.