As the Fashion Capital of Italy and one of the leading fashion capitals in the world, a shopping trip to Milan is a dream come true for fashionistas worldwide. With thousands of firms, from Dolce and Gabbana to Missoni, Milan is the undisputed shopping capital of the world.
Every year, tons of tourists from around the world land in Milan’s Malpensa Airport to shop for the latest “Made In Italy Collections”. From, the high-end RTW shops of Via. Montenapoleone, to one-of-a-kind concept shops such as Corso Como, here is a list of the best concept shops, boutiques, department stores, and designer outlets in Milan.
Located on Milan’s trendy Viale Corso Como. Corso Como 10 is an iconic shop that every fashionista should visit on their trip to Milan. Corso Como 10 has been a favorite since the early 90s and paved the way as one of the first concept shops in the world. Created by former fashion editor Carla Sozzani, Corso Como 10 was created with the vision of making a magazine come to life. The shop originally started as a gallery concept and remnants of this can still be seen in the space today. The artistic way in which the shop houses its collections provides visitors with a retail experience unlike no other. Corso Como 10 houses rare one-of-a-kind pieces from Avant Guard RTW designers which are an art form all of their own. The shop also carries capsule collections along with its own brands and special collaborations made exclusively for the store. In addition to the fabulous collections, the shop also contains a fashion bookstore, with
the latest in industry publications. Corso Como 10 really has it all, from a stunning tree-lined courtyard to a chic restaurant, to a lovely cafe that offers Apperitivos, and a charming rooftop terrace. For those who just can’t get enough, Corso Como 10 also features its very own hotel, located just above the shop.
Located in the heart of Milan’s fashion district, Tea Rose is a concept shop that fuses the worlds of flowers, fragrance, fashion, and design to create a curated and artistic shopping experience. The shop carries an exclusive selection of items all of which are carefully selected to reflect the shop’s concept. Tea Rose carries many RTW brands such as Emilio Pucci, Acne Studio’s, Margiela, along with perfume brands such as Gisou.
This 500 sq. ft. postindustrial warehouse turned concept store is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Milan. Formerly known as Zap, 33 Milano concept store is a 500 sq. ft. multi-brand concept store specializing in women’s wear, menswear, and accessories collections, along with unique and complementary furniture items. The selections of the brands are well researched, to bring to the customer a unique selection of items from a diverse range of eclectic brands. 33 Milano is particularly known for its accessories selection, which is said to be some of the coolest in the city.
The inspiration for this lovely concept shop was born out of a fascination for 1950’s Italian cinema and all of the glitz and glamour associated with this era. Everything from the décor to the product selection reflects the vision behind the inspiration from this period. From the vintage selection of books to the recipes served in Al Arabesque onsite restaurant, when visiting Al Arabesque you will be sure to soak yourself in Classic cinematic glamour.
Designed by renowned Italian architect Vincenzo de Cotiis, Antonia is a 600 sq. ft. A multi-brand boutique that houses the latest in luxury RTW collections. Located in the artistic neighborhood of Brera, in a 19th century refurbished palazzo, Antonia merges the worlds of contemporary art with tradition and innovation. Created and conceptualized by Antonia Giacinti, Antonia offers shoppers an immersive and curated experience. The boutique is divided into 3 distinct sections, consisting of Menswear, Women’s, and Accessories Collections. From Off White to Balenciaga, and Chloe, when shopping at Antonio you will be sure to find the best selection from a wide assortment of brands, all of which are meticulously selected by the shop’s creator herself.
Dsquared 2 Concept store is located in the contemporary Porta Nuova section of Milan. The location differs from the brand’s other flagships by offering customers an immersive and experiential concept that draws on the brand’s Canadian outdoor heritage along with the luxury “Made in Italy” persona. The brand’s menswear collections are available here, along with denim, womenswear, and accessories.
Famed international fashion blogger Chiara Ferrangni has opened up a flagship boutique in her home city of Milan. The Porta Nuova Boutique specializes in upscale items such as womenswear, accessories, footwear, and socks all from Ferragni’s very own collection.
Located in Zona Tortona in the heart of Milano’s trendy design district, Workshop is definitely worth a visit. The multi-brand concept shop carries a unique selection of carefully edited and well-researched items. By merging the inspiration of Northern European style with that of Made in Italy, Workshop exhibits a fresh point of view in its merchandise which covers the range of womenswear, menswear, and accessories.
If you are a vintage lover such as myself then you should definitely check out Wait and See on your next trip to Milano. Much more than a typical vintage store, Wait and See is a lifestyle concept founded on the philosophy of “La Vita E Bella”. Located in Via Santa Marta, in the city’s historical center, customers can shop rare vintage finds in the warmth of a former 18th century converted convent. The shop was founded on the concept of affordable luxury and carries a refined selection of items from both Made in Italy and International designers sourced from around the globe. The shop specializes in Womenswear, accessories, Bijoux, objects, stationary, and Luxe vintage items.
Mangano is a mono marc boutique located on via Corso Como. The shop produces its very own brand of womenswear collections, along with accessories. Mangano is known for carrying styles in the latest trends constructed of high-quality fabrics.
Located on Milan’s famous via. Montenapoleone, in the heart of the fashion district. D Mag is one of Milan’s best-kept secrets. It is the place to go when it comes to high fashion brands, at a fraction of the costs. The edgy designer outlet carries fashions most sought after pieces straight from the runways, or the latest magazine spread. The shop carries an eclectic mix of rare avant-garde find’s, truly inspirational pieces with an artistic edge, a change from usual commercial pieces found in most outlets. Brands range from the best of the Made in Italy, along with many International brands of over 3000 designer collections. Think Margiela, Givenchy, and Moschino!!! All at a fraction of the cost. From Men’s and Women’s, RTW, to high-quality handbags and accessories, with a trip to D Mag outlet, you will be sure to take home a unique treasure.
Avant Guard Japanese designer known for Pleats Please, has opened up a flagship in Milan. The retail space was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and functions as a bridge between the past and the future. Architectural details from the historical Palazzo are fused with futuristic materials to create a unique and interesting space. The boutique includes Womenswear, Menswear, handbags, and accessories.
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