What to buy:
If you want to go shopping without worrying too much about designer brands or burning too big a hole in your pocket my suggestions are the following areas:
- Corso Vittorio Emanuele (and all around the Duomo)
- Via Dante
- Corso Vercelli
- Corso Buenos Aires
For the most exclusive designer shopping, focus on the area around Via Manzoni, Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga. There is a four storey Armani superstore and a lovely Gucci megastore (one of those places with no price tags on the items on display). These places intimidate me no end, so I only ever go in when I'm dressed "properly".
The top designers of Italy has their head quarter here in Milan. It is obligatoric to take a visit to their mainstore. if you dont buy anything at least its worth looking.
What to buy: everything you can affore. the dresses from Versace are wonderful. or what about a lepard-printed coat from Cavalli?
What to pay: a lot
the best designers ever. Fantastic fabric and style. Colors. Clothes made for real women. inspired by the Sicilian women.
Dolce&Gabbana-fantastic clothes. stylish and trendy.Superstars like Madonna, Jennifer and Kylie wears it. always hot & trendy.
D&G: underline, ultra trendy clothes. more alternative, and stronger theme than the main line.
&Jeans-casual, the least expensive one. lots of knitted sweaters.
What to buy: buy everything!
the quality of the pant are the best
What to pay: unfortunately, very expensive. &Jeans are the cheapest line.
The emporium-like basement has countless small stalls with everything from kitchen gadgets to Oshkosh for kids, household objects from North Africa, buttons, stationery, books, a woman who reads your fortune in the cards for $20 (only afternoons), little gold animal charms from Pomellato, hair ornaments from all over the world, a Swatch counter, and the ultimate for newborns, tiny sweaters knit in silk or cashmere, in pink, lime, pale yellow, and white. The three-story emporium also sells the traditional Fiorucci jeans (considered by many women the best-fitting), underwear, t-shirts, and jackets.
The Golden Triangle of Shopping
Names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Trussardi, Versace and Valentino read like a veritable ABC of Italian chic. Those lacking the supreme self-confidence to enter inside such hallowed ground as Gianni Versace's four floors of couture (on Via Montenapoleone 2) should stick to window-shopping paradise on Via della Spiga, where traffic is banned
What to buy: Purses, shoes, the latest clothes, gloves. This is designer heaven, especially if you were there during the kick-off to Fashion Week.
A shop possessing a great selection of wines from all corners of the planet ,and everything that could be eaten with it
Highly recommended !!!
Its not ONE shop - there a many shops and restaurants as well - for example a very nice Prada shop ;-) Beside the shops: a nice architecture...
What to buy: Design Fashion
What to pay: A LOT!
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is a fancy shopping mall right next to the cathedral. It is full with beautiful shops, so even if you don't plan on buying anything you should go in for a look.
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