Milan is one of the go-to destinations for luxury shopping, especially when it comes to fashion. While it is isn’t a particularly large city, creating a game plan of what you want to buy and where you want to go while here can make the shopping (and exploring) much more enjoyable. Plus, this gives you plenty of time to enjoy a delicious and leisurely meal and simply enjoy the beauty of the city.
So if you are planning on luxury shopping on Milan, here is your guide of what to buy and where to go.
Best luxury items to buy when shopping in Milan
As one of the world’s leaders in designer fashion, this is the place to shop for elegant pieces from fashion brands such as Versace, Prada, Armani, Dolce&Gabbana, and more.
The Milanese women are known for their elegant and beautiful looks, always pulled together with jewellery pieces. Buying jewellery from high-end Italian brands and Milan jewelers, for example the Flagship Store of Pisa Orologeria, means quality and timeless style.
Home décor brand Fornasetti has a retail store in Milan where you can find some incredible luxury home pieces.
Food is such a big part of Italian culture, and buying a specialty box while in Milan is essential. You can find beautiful gift boxes at Peck’s with ham, olives, olive oil, pasta, cheeses and white truffles from the region.
Milan is home to a very popular porcelain and ceramics brand, Richard-Ginori.
Hot spots for luxury shopping in Milan
The quadrilatero d’oro, or “the golden quadrilateral” consists of four thoroughfares full of luxurious shops: Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone, Via Alessandro Manzoni, and Corso Venezia.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, and even if you don’t buy something from one of the many luxury shops, it is worth walking through to appreciate its architectural beauty. On one side, you’ll find Milan’s opera house, and on the other you’ll find the Duomo.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II connects Piazza Duomo to Piazza San Babila, and there are plenty of boutiques and shops along the way. This is where you’ll find luxury department store, La Rinascente.
Porta Nuova is known as the business district, but you’ll find luxury shops here as well such as the boutique, 10 Corso Como.
Brera neighborhood for boutique shopping
Boutique shopping in Milan is a must, and Brera neighborhood is where to go for it. You can pop into small boutiques with ‘Made in Italy’ items, as well as visit the open-air markets for one-of-a-kind pieces.
Milan is a beautiful city that is known for its fashion, but there is so much to do and see in this vibrant city!