Best Places to Shop in Milan
Milan is one of the best shopping meccas for Italian design. Some of the biggest and most expensive brands in the world originate here. So if you are looking to feast your inner shopping demon, this is the place you need to go (though sometimes you might have to sell your soul for the prices, but hey, a demons a demon). If you can get there for Milan’s fashion week, which happens semi-annually, then all-the-better. Then if you can wangle some invites to some of the shows, you are living the high life.
This is one of the top shopping streets in Milan for luxury shopping. There are quite a few streets for shopping (hey, it is Milan!) but this one is probably the best. It carries most all of the top brands as well as a wide selection of leather goods to choose from. Truly a place to get your inner shopper drooling
Corso Buenos Aires
This is one of the busiest streets in Milan for shopping. It has more mid-line and ready to wear clothing than the truly high-end places like Via Montenapoleone above. There are over 350 stores on the kilometer long street. There are bargains to be had, but some serious shopping is needed, and that’s what it’s all about really isn’t it? At Christmas time the area can be a madhouse as most of the decorations for the area are sold here as well. There is a great range of shops here though and we strongly suggest adding it to your shopping itinerary for Milan.
Corso di Porta Ticinese
Another great trendy area is Corso di Porta Ticinese. The shops carry more unique items than the mainstream stores. There are a lot of up and coming fashion brands to be had here, so there can truly be some amazing fashion finds. If you don’t mind walking a bit on the edge, then this is the shopping area you need to head to. There are also a lot of great restaurants in the area, so it is a good place to make a full day of it.
Serravalle Designer Outlet
There are actually quite a few designer outlets in Milan. This is the largest. You can get up to 70% off on some superior fashion here if you know where to look. It might not be the cutting edge, but if you take it home, it will be. It’s still Milan fashion. It is considered to be the largest fashion outlet in all of Europe,so you will be kept busy for a long time. It is about an hour from the city center with traffic. It’s a very pleasant place to spend the afternoon and the architecture is beautiful. Thought for 70% off Milan’s top fashion designers, and we wouldn’t care it if was a tent in a field.
Fiera di Sinigaglia
At the bottom of the barrel is the Fiera di Sinigaglia flea market. As it is, it is a decent market, though you won’t find anything spectacular (at least we didn’t). It’s worth a look-see through and the walk along the banks of the river there is very pleasant. We found the food market to be the best part, so we advise making sure you go there as well. There are some great bargains at the flea market, we don’t want to steer you away, but you won’t be finding any of the top fashions here unless you don’t mind second-hand clothes.
Milan is a shopper’s paradise, whether you are going for Haute couture or the low-end markets, there is something for everyone. Bringing back something from Milan to wear is just bragging rights as well when someone asks you where you got it. When we think fashion, Milan is always the first place we think of.