Clothes - not high fashion, Milan
If you are looking for something - clothes, shoes, household goods, and just about anything and everything in between, La Rinascente is perfect for you. It is what would be equivalent to any major department store such as Macy's.
Prices are reasonable, however, it can get pretty expensive for designer items. Sale prices make clothes even more reasonably priced.
What to buy: Anything on sale. They have weekly sales that really are great. If you spend enough, you can get the tax-free shopping refund right there in the store (don't forget to get your customs stamp before you leave the European Union though). It's a great reason to get perfume and make-up since many of those items never go on sale in the US.
What to pay: $15 US - over $100 US for clothes
$35 US - $55 US for perfumes
(but you can take off the VAT tax and it will save you about 16%)
La Rinascente is the most famous store in Milan.
The name La Rinascente has been creted by D'Annunzio after a big fire that destroyed an old shop here located.
Here you can find whatever you want, but pay attention many things are more expensive than in other shops!
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a historic cross-shaped shopping mall which has a lot to offer. Stroll around and enjoy.
OK I can't afford Gucci, Prada and the rest of them but I bought a lovely pair of pants from a street trader and when people ask where I got them I can just say "Milan Dahhling"