This designer discount store is ironically in the Golden Triangle, the most fashionable area of Milan. DMagazine can be reached easily by the metro and although it is not such a big outlet, it is packed with shoppers and designer clothes from Prada, Armani, Fendi and likes. From shoes to clothes to accessories, whatever you would ever want, it's all here. It is probably one of the most strategically popular discount stores considering the fact that it is in the line of some of the most expensive boutiques. So, what are you waiting for?
Construction of the "Galleria", a typically 19th-century public building that is now one of the oldest shopping malls in the city, began in 1865 following a series of competitions for the design won by Giuseppe Mengoni. Large plaster eagles support its dome, 47-meter high and made of iron and glass. Note the designs on the interiors and the Neo-Renaissance-style stucco work and graffiti. The floor of the building was completely restored in 1966 in a rare mosaic showing the emblems of Italian cities.
Corso Venezia is a street in Milan, which is famous as a shopping avenue. This is almost an extension of Via Vittorio Emanuele II, while you walk through Piazza San Babila. The street is busy with shops, especially with high-end brands and new stores being added every other day. You would love to go there if you are a shopaholic. Do make sure to carry some money, because it would be impossible to restrain yourself from buying some of the things on display at the shops. There are such stores as Dolce & Gabbana, Stone Island Store Milano, a renowned men’s clothing store, Braccialini, a leather goods shop and other interesting boutiques and shops.
Frequented by the world's jet set and well-to-do Milanese, Milan's Montenapoleone is famed for its wealth of luxury boutiques. Top names in haute couture and ready-to-wear, from Versace and Dolce & Gabbana to Louis Vuitton and Valentino, they all have shops in Montenapoleone. Some of the world's finest jewelers, including Cartier, Bulgari, Pomellato and Tiffany's have stores here too. Even if you're not buying, the stunning window displays are always worth a look. Whats more you even get great bargains during the season in the number of shops in this shopping crazy district .
What can one say about a boutique that carries the name of a modern day myth, more than any other stylist. The furnishings could be said to have a slightly retro feel, compared to the steel and crystal of the other shops in Milan's 'golden triangle', but nonetheless, they are reassuring in this famous shop. Madame Chanel would certainly have approved this shop as worthy of representing her style. They also sell the classic leather stitched bags and the bottles of No.5 stand up well next to the latest and more modern creations of the house.
Corso Buenos Aires is a long shopping strip that is the bona fide home of shopping, despite the fact that the quality ranges from good to terrible: so you'll need to leave plenty of time to browse. There are designer names from the fashion world, Italian leather-wear specialists like Pollini and Furla, historic Milanese shops from days gone by, supermarkets and department stores. Above all, it's the hub for cheap and trendy gear, where you can find hip shoes, clothes and accessories. It is always packed with boisterous youngsters and families, and it is advisable to avoid it during the Christmas holiday period, when the crowds block the streets. It is great fun during the week, however, and you can really pick up some great bargains and cut-price goodies.
A single window, a door that automatically opens at your arrival, and you enter a secret garden in which diamonds are grouped in garlands of white and pink daisies, and coloured butterflies rest on you. Magnificent bracelets, rings and brooches inspired by the natural world will amaze you with their sophistication and lightness of design. This small jeweller's shop in Via Montenapoleone is unique. The prices? As high as the items of jewellery are wonderful.
This single brand shop of trendy shoes stands almost on the corner with Via della Spiga. Luciano Padovan's collections of shoes for women are super-sexy boots and hells that are fashionable during all seasons. Trendy variations on python patterns are sold and so are many other exotic patterns and designs. Short boots, sandals, classic stilettos also adorn the glass shelves. Also available in psychedelic colors: pale blue, acid green and loads of pink. Also find an attractive variety of handbags and wallets to complement your stylish footwear.
Signor Franzini is not just a collector of old objects but an expert on toys and pastimes from the past. In Ripa di Porta Ticinese, he runs a shop where you will find goods of completely different types: tables, chairs, chests of drawers, dumb waiters, but most of all, pre-WW2 toys such as dolls, pinball tables, teddy bears, puppets, board games, Milanese dolls from the '40's and 50's, rocking horses and superb puppet theatres that would make any modern child wild with happiness. These are collector's items and they make lovely presents for those who love old articles.
Brioni has enjoyed fame ever since it became James Bond's official tailor, even though the Brioni name was already very well known at home and abroad by the jet set, thanks to the magnificent cut of their suits, the textiles and the high quality of the materials. The discreet charm of this high class company is now appreciated all over the world and their magnificent boutique in the centre of Milan offers an entire floor to anyone who wants a made to measure suit. They also sell sporty chic clothing and accessories.
This is a truly special boutique which stands out from the Italian fashion collections as the stylist originates from Asia. It is in a delightful location, in a small shop, hidden in the atmospheric alleyways of Milan. Irene Hong's clothes are very feminine, with a eye for the lates trends, colors and fun prints, the latest of which are inspired by the animal world. She sells suits which are perfect for important occasions as well as lovely tops and a small choice of dresses for seductive women!
Alviero Martini has distinctive and sophisticated taste. His first leather collections were distinguished by the print that made every piece, whether it was a suitcase, bag or wallet, similar to an old-fashioned geographical map. There is now a whole collection that can be admired and bought in this elegant shop . There are elegant clothes for men and women which are mostly sporty chic clothes for a luxurious leisure time. High prices, but high quality clothes with a combination of classic and modern taste. Martini also uses his boutique for photo and art exhibitions.