Listed are some of the best department stores and shopping malls in Milan:
A map of these venues follows
Last updated 8 February 2018
At Rinascente, 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.
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).
2. The Brian and Barry 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.
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.
>> Learn more on Il Centro
Address: Via Luraghi, 11, city of Arese (Milan)
GPS: 45.44611, 9.17909
Phone: 02 93876137
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
4. 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.
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.
It also has other branches located in corso Vercelli 44 and in piazza Cantore 12.
6. 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.
7. 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.