World’s capital of fashion…
Together with Paris, London and New York, Milan is considered one of the world capitals of fashion. It is most certainly due to its famed and fabled shopping districts, like world-renowned Quadrilatero and its boutiques. It is unquestionably due to its swarming city centre. It is also definitely by virtue of its thousands of glittering window displays scattered throughout the city and its uber-luxe department stores and shopping malls.
Milan is home to top luxury brands, such as Armani, Prada, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, but in addition to their elegant flagship stores and factory outlets of big-name brands, in the City you will also find luxury boutiques selling clothing and fashion accessories (including bags and footwear, fine jewelry and watches, as well as scarves and perfumes) destined to women, men or children and often specialized in the Italian tradition of “Made-to-Measure.”
For those in search of trendy suggestions style consultant Fabio Sbranchella (StyleInMi™) guides WhereMilan’s readers through some of the best boutiques in Milan, in the discovery of pure Milanese style, a real Milan Style Journey!
Milan is one of the most important European capitals of architecture and design! It is important to remember that from the early 1960s onwards, the most important international event for industry professionals and lovers of design, also considered an invaluable opportunity for the launch of innovative products, has been the renowned Milan Furniture Fair, a global benchmark for the home furnishing sector.
Milan boast a vast network of highly specialized artisans operating in the area which also boasts countless shops selling design objects.
Multi-brand fashion outlet stores
As loads of Milanese and even more visitors passing through know, if Milan is perceived as a global crossroads of fashion-forward purchases, this is also due to the fabulous outlets surrounding it: real shopping cities, accessible in just one hour by road, connected and within easy reach thanks to dedicated shuttles and capable of offering a concentration of prestigious brands that is so dense that it will literally make your head spin. All boasting the outlet formula which guarantees great savings thus meaning that you can buy even more!
Discover Milan’s four deluxe outlets, with Where Milan
Among Milanese shops, visitors can also spot a series of historical boutiques known for their history dating back to decades. Moreover, for passion shopping lovers keen on collecting niche products and limited edition objects, Milan is the ideal city for hunting myriad of interesting homeware, antiques and gadgets.
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Ready for your shopping?
Before planning your shopping day, check our guide to learn everything about opening hours, closing days and Italian sizes and taxation.
Opening hours: most Milan boutiques open from Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm, sometimes with a break between 1 and 3pm. However, exceptions are made on special occasions, like during Christmas or sales times (Winter and Spring). We always suggest our readers to call the listed phone numbers for the latest updates on opening days and hours.