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Department Stores and Shopping Malls in Milan

June 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Last updated 8 February 2018

Listed are some of the best department stores and shopping malls in Milan:

1. Rinascente

At Rinascente (see main photo), ten storeys featuring a refined, contemporary ambience, shoppers can find an exclusive selection of fashion for men, women and kids, accessories, beauty, lingerie, home interiors, food and design. Constant new arrivals from the most prestigious brands and emerging talents allow shoppers to find both timeless classics and the latest fashion trends.

Emerging shoe designer Katarina Hermes in front of Heelbopps pop-up store at Annex La Rinascente during Christmas 2015.

Emerging shoe designer Katharina Hermes in front of Heelbopps pop-up store at Annex La Rinascente during Christmas 2015.

The collection of Rinascente shops is enriched by Annex, a more recent area soon become a reference point for trendsetters, offering fashionistas a chance to explore young&casual fashion collections, accessories and a denim bar brimming over with cool offerings (>> Read more on Annex).

Rinascente Food Hall on the 7th floor features a Food Market brimming with rare delicacies, all origin controlled. It also offers visitors a choice of as many as nine bars and restaurants designed to cover the entire spectrum of taste: My Sushi, Obikà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina, Il Bar, Juice Bar, Maio Restaurant, Be Steak, De Santis, Champagnerie, Moët & Chandon (>>Read more on the Food Hall).

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Open 7 days a week until midnight (dedicated entrances also on via Santa Radegonda, 1 and via San Raffaele, 2)

Piazza Duomo
T: +39 02 8852471

2. The Brian and Barry Building

the B&B Building

the B&B Building

The Brian and Barry Building, an absolutely unique location, opened its doors in 2015. The 12-floor “vertical dream”, starting from the basement and spiraling upwards to the 9th floor, hosts a series of different high-end products and services including clothing, food, cosmetics, design objects and jewelry. On top of it all, literally, you find a terrace and lounge overlooking  via Durini and  via Borgogna. Brian and Barry is the shoppers’ one stop shop, containing at its opening more than 100 world renown brands in a contemporary and stylish setting.

>> Read more on The Brian and Barry Building

Open daily 10am-10pm.

Via Durini corner of via Borgogna
M1 San Babila

3. Il Centro


Located just a short distance from Milan, the shopping centre in Arese features over 200 shops and boutiques spread over two storeys and spanning from fashion to dining, up to home design and health. Within its spaces guests can find the first LEGO store ever opened in Italy, international casualwear favourites such as Primark plus a selection of sportswear, menswear and womenswear brands including high-end labels such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Bars, cafes, bistros and street food corners can also be found on-site. Motoring lovers can also enjoy the Alfa Romeo museum, located just steps away from the shopping centre.

Open daily 9am-10pm
Open until 11pm during Christmas season, closed on 25 and 26 December, 1 January, and on Easter Sunday
Opening hours during sales seasons: usually 7/7, from 8am to 11pm

>> Learn more on Il Centro

Via Luraghi, 11, city of Arese (Milan)

4. Scalo Milano

Located approximately 20 minutes from the city centre, this is a hub of fashion, design and much more. Boasting approximately 130 stores on one level (with the exception of the Food Court which has been designed as an arena below the street level) this new City Style District promises a unique shopping experience. The centre boasts important names such as Alessi, Kartell, Poltrona Frau for the home, as well as Calvin Klein, DoDo, Fratelli Rossetti and many others for fashion lovers. The centre also features the first Karl Lagerfeld’s monobrand store in Italy.

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Scalo Milano is connected to the city by a convenient shuttle service departing on Mon – Thurs – Fri – Sat and Sun from Milan’s Visitor Centre (largo Cairoli, 18) at 11am, 2pm, 4pm.

within a 21 minute train ride from Porta Venezia FS, stop ‘Locate Triulzi’

5. Excelsior Milano

EXCELSIOR Milano - Seven floors of exclusive brands, in the heart of Milan, ranging from fashion to beauty; from food to design. Among these, worthy of particular note is Eat’s Store, a food market conceived for a discerning clientele which offers a restaurant divided into three areas: elegant “take-aways”, “fast” bistrot fare and, finally, “slow” tasting experiences. The ground floor, overlooking Galleria del Corso, offers a Design Bar, a Beauty space and Tiffany’s shop-in-shop… plus Valextra, Ladurée and a flower corner. Luxury designer brands showcased include Marc Jacobs, Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin and Givenchy.

Open daily 10am-9pm

Galleria del Corso, 4
T: +39 02 76307301

6. Coin

COIN is a historic department store, extending over several floors, with its flagship location in piazza Cinque Giornate. Boasting a seamless glass façade, it features one of the largest video walls in Europe and serves as an interactive medium for dialogue with the city. It offers a number of excellent services and an array of the best fashion brands, ranging from clothing to accessories, from home design to food.

Open: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-8.30pm; Sun 11am-8pm.

Piazza Cinque Giornate 1/A
T: +39 02 55192083

It also has other branches located in corso Vercelli 44 and in piazza Cantore 12.

7. Piazza Portello

The Piazza Portello shopping malls are situated near the MICO Congress Centre in a rapidly expanding area: these malls host numerous shops and facilities.

Open daily 8.30am-9pm.

Via Grosotto, 7

8. City Life Shopping District


Located amidst the starchitects’ skyscrapers of City Life district, the eponymous Shopping District is born from an innovative project by Zaha Hadid. Featuring an overall surface of 32,000 s.m the shopping district hosts well-known brands in fashion, design, homeware, beauty and accessories, plus other facilities including a gym, a medical centre and an entire ara dedicated to food.

>> Check our article on City Life Shopping District

Open daily 9am-9pm (stores). daily 9am-10pm (restaurants).

Piazza Tre Torri

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