Milan is considered to be one of the top shopping spots in the world. And with stores representing nearly every designer brand worldwide it’s hard not to make a beeline straight for Via Montenapoleone as soon as you arrive. However if you take some time to explore other parts of the city you can discover some incredible alternative places to shop.
Here are my 4 Top Spots for Shopping in Milan…
If you love vintage pieces Cavalli e Nastri is the place to go. They sell the most incredible collection of vintage designer pieces, everything from antique wedding dresses to 1970’s Dolce & Gabbana. If you are a fanatic about collectable designer clothes or just want to admire some wearable artwork this treasure trove of a store is a must see.
Named after its location on Milan’s famous fashion street, 10 Corso Como is the place to shop for alternative fashion brands and limited addition designer collaborations. The collections they stock are quirky, colorful and out of the box so if you are looking for something a little different this is the place to shop. They also have an amazing arty book shop upstairs and a beautiful roof terrace open in summer.
If you love alternative brands without the price tag Wait & See Boutique is the perfect spot. They stock bohemian style hippie dresses, colorful patterns, bold prints and fun, feminine looks. Located on Via Santa Marta 14 its a little outside the city center, but is definitely worth the trip. You can’t miss the store because of the colorful designs they draw on the pavement outside!
The new concept store of brand Antonio Marras, Nonostante Marras is hidden in an old warehouse in residential zone Sant’Agostino. Find art exhibitions dotting the walls, a shady courtyard and coffee shop and quirky book shop mixed in alongside the clothes. This place has a definite ‘Alice through the looking glass’ feeling to it and is a shopping experience in itself.
If you want to read about more places I love for shopping in Milan, check out my post ‘Secret Milan – My Top Spots for Vintage Shopping’…