Just walking around Milan, one of the fashion capitals of the world, you’ll notice how the Milanese love to fare bella figura, make a good impression, especially when it comes to clothing and style. Are you used to wearing comfy yoga pants and sneakers to see a movie? You might be surprised to see people in Milano wearing a well-put-together outfit for even the most casual events like the cinema. So where can you get the latest styles to up your fashion ante? Here are just a few tips.
Quadrilatero della Moda
If you have a sky-high budget, the Quadrilatero della Moda is the place to go. You can browse all the best designers here, including Gucci, Prada, the Armani megastore, Dsquared, Bottega Veneta, Ferragamo, Zegna, Valentino, Versace, Miu Miu, Missoni, D&G, Fendi, the list goes on! It’s great for people-watching and car-watching (think celebrities driving Ferraris) and it’s fun to just admire the extravagant window displays for the season, even if you can’t afford to expand your wardrobe.
10 Corso Como
This is a must-see for anyone interested in fashion or design. Created in 1990 by Carla Sozzani, the sister of Franca Sozzani, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, 10 Corso Como is Milan’s best curated boutique with an excellent selection of apparel and household designers. All the latest trends and the best quality fill every corner of the shop, and there’s also a coffee shop, hotel and changing exhibit in the locale. You never know what you might find!
What’s more, the unique shopping and dining venue is located in the hip Porta Nuova and Corso Como area. Find out more in our neighborhoods section.
High street shopping
If you have a more limited budget, other shopping areas in Milan include Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Corso Buenos Aires. You’ll find all the international, fast-fashion shops that you can find in other big cities around the world, and a few cheap boutiques. If you’re looking for one store in particular, just ask your favorite search engine and you can find out where to look (the most popular have multiple locations).