Milan, Italy: Milan is one of my favourite shopping destinations. Its relaxing atmosphere, stylish clothes, gorgeous shoes and delicious food make Milan a perfect city for a long weekend. If you arrive with someone who is less keen to follow you from shop to shop, there is plenty to do.
My favourite shopping in Milan:
If you have just a little time, I would go to La Rinacente department store, Piazza del Liberty and Via della Spiga…
Penny Black store, Milan
Penny Black is one of my favourite brands with really nice clothes in relatively reasonable price. They have more than one store in Milan, but here is one address to visit: Penny Black, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza Liberty, 2. More information: http://www.pennyblack.com/en/home-page
Max&Co store, Milan
Another of my favourites is Max&Co. Especially I like their business clothes. They have a nice selection of classic outfits with interesting small details with stylish finish. Max&Co has a store next to Penny Black in Piazza del Liberty, 4. More information: http://www.maxandco.com/en/company
Marella store, Milan
Marella has also really nice clothes, and I like their stylish dresses. This Marella shop has a quite large collection to explore in two floors: Marella, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza del Liberty. For more information about Marella, please click here. To find other Marella stores, please click here.
Shopping in Via della Spiga, Milan
Via della Spiga is the street where the fashion district starts – here you can find many of the top Italian and International fashion brands such as Armani, Versace, D&G, Gucci and many others. One of my favourites, just at the beginning of Via della Spiga is a small boutique that sells beautiful leather gloves in all style and colours.
Where to send those who don’t like shopping?
Well, there are plenty to do in Milan, other than shopping. In a nice day you can just sit outside and enjoy the sun, walk around the beautiful historic streets, or maybe read a good book at Parco Sempione or Giardini Puclici, the two relatively large outside parks around the city centre of Milan. There are also many touristic things to do, such as visiting Duomo, Milan’s Gothic Cathedral and other historic churches and museums nearby. Or if you are not really into museums, just having a drink or two in the Armani bar will make a relaxing Saturday with a style.
Lunch break in Restaurant Obika, Milan
One of my favourite places for lunch is Obika, the mozzarella bar in the Rinacente department store. With all kinds of mozzarella specialities from normal to smoked ones, every dish is a pleasure. I often take a mozzarella with some side orders, and I also like their home-made mozzarella pasta dishes and salads. Whatever it is, with a glass of Italian prosecco it makes your shopping day just perfect.
Best time to go to Milan
Anytime… except maybe in August, when people are on holidays.