Where to Shop in Milan
Milan is a hub for both fashion and business, so it comes as no surprise that there is no shortage of shopping streets and areas! There’s something for everyone no matter if you want to find bargains on the high-street, splurge on designer goods or pick up something a little bit different.
Let’s read about the best places to shop in Milan!
If you want to go window-shopping…
Via della Spiga is the place to be if you want to shop like the rich and famous. Here’s why it’s worth a visit!
- Just a stone’s throw from Duomo, this street is home to brands like Cavalli, D&G and Armani
- It’s filled with high-end boutiques and shops that sell everything from accessories to clothing and shoes so don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to splurge!
- The street is pedestrianised so it’s perfect for a leisurely stroll while admiring the window displays and stunning architecture
- There are some trendy cafes that you can pop into for a coffee and people watch from
If you want to be a real tourist…
If you read a guidebook about Milan, you’ll probably find Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II as a must-see time and time again! Let’s see why you’ve got to see it.
- Found in the heart of Milan, beside the Duomo, it’s a real tourist trap but well worth a visit
- It’s a rare treat as you can browse high-end stores while feeling like royalty!
- You can go window-shopping and admire the likes of Versace, Armani and Prada
- There’s one reason apart from shopping that tourists flock to the Galleria and that’s the architecture – it’s stunning!
- At Christmas, it might be home to the most opulent tree in Milan (it’s covered in Swarovski diamonds)
If you want to take on the high-street…
Corso Buenos Aires is one of the most highly concentrated shopping streets in Europe so it’s sure to have everything you need. Here’s why it’s on our shopping list!
- It’s home to high-street stores that cover everything from handbags to make-up!
- You’ll find lots of shops and outlets that are loved by Italians and tourists alike
- As you stroll up and down the Corso, you can admire the mix of modern and old architecture
- There are so many cafes and lunch spots that are perfect for a quick bite to eat
- If you’re tired of shopping, head to the famous Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli to get some fresh air
After you’ve explored the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, you should walk across to one of Milan’s oldest streets, Via Torino. Below are a few reasons why it’s worth visiting!
- This is a street where we can see the old architecture of the city blend with trendy, modern shops – it’s perfect to take a stroll down!
- It’s a hub for young people as there are lots of popular, high-street brands like Mango, Pull&Bear and Stradivarius
- If you need a break from shopping, you can check out one of the many churches just off the main road or even grab a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants or bars!
If you want to shop in the heart of the city…
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II combines high-street and mid-range brands with a touch of class thanks to its majestic setting. Let’s talk about why you have to go there!
- Situated just behind Duomo, it is definitely a street that combines fashion with culture.
- This is a pedestrianised, lively zone thanks to its wealth of tourists, buskers and performers!
- You can find well-known high-street and mid-range stores so there’s something for every budget
- There are many cafes, gelaterias, bars and restaurants that you can people watch from
- You can also find the famous department store, La Rinascente, on the Corso if you want to find something more high-end!
If you want something a little bit different…
Corso di Porta Ticinese is Milan’s answer to London’s Portobello Road which makes it a must-see for those looking for something more alternative. Below are all of the reasons why you should pay it a visit!
- Just a short walk from Duomo and Navigli, this street is perfect to stroll along on a sunny day!
- It’s not your regular shopping street and you’ll find shops that offer you something a little bit different
- You can find stores that sell unique clothing, records and unusual homeware
- It’s home to some rather off-beat fashion brands like Levis, Diesel and Vans which add to its quirkiness
- If you’re looking for vintage stores, this could be the place for you!
Via Brera adds an alternative, boho twist to the Milan shopping scene! Why should you go there?
- You’ll find plenty of antique, jewellery and art stores to browse through!
- There are lots of boutiques that sell designer items that you won’t find anywhere else
- If you’re feeling peckish, try one of the many bars, bistros and restaurants that line the nearby streets
- Are you looking for something a little different? Stop by the Olfattorio Bar à Parfums where you can create a personalised fragrance
- Pop into the Pinoteca di Brera for a cultural break in your busy shopping spree