Where to shop in Italy's fashion capital: Milan.
It’s no secret that Milan is the fashion capital of Italy, as both the historic home of some of the country’s most illustrious designers (Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, the list goes on) and a city where seemingly everyone on the street has an effortless chic. With Milan Fashion Week happening now, all of the city’s most fashionable citizens are stepping out in style—and we’re inspired to take a closer look at our own closets. To master the Milan look, we’ve collected some of our favorite places to shop in the northern city.
Cavalli e Nastri. With two locations to choose from, you're guaranteed to find a treasure or two at this fun vintage boutique. The bright, colorful shops in Brera and near the Piazza Vetra stock funky, one-of-kind designer clothes and accessories that reach all the way back the 1920s.
Via Brera, 2
Via Gian Giacomo Mora, 12
+39 02 7200 0449
Modes. This small Italian chain has a fantastic, forward-thinking selection of modern brands and Italian designers for both men and women. At its Milan boutique, you can browse the newest silhouettes everyone in the U.S. will be wearing soon, and check out hip art installations in the ever-changing gallery space.
Piazza Risorgimento, 8
+39 348 7185918
La DoubleJ. At the flagship store of this maximalist line from the endlessly chic J.J. Martin, you can shop for flowing maxi dresses, tableware, and home goods all emblazoned with the brand’s signature prints. Venture downstairs to the Sacred Grotta for yoga classes and wellness workshops with a Milanese flair.
Via Sant’Andrea, 10A
+39 02 50030019
Anna Ravazzoli. For more than 50 years, this haute boutique has been the secret weapon for Milan’s most stylish women. With an impeccable selection of designer names and small, under-the-radar brands, browsing here is an express ticket to chic.
Corso Genova, 16
+39 02 89403359
10 Corso Como. Not only is this vibrant, eclectic department store a great place to spend an afternoon, it’s also home to one of our favorite tiramisus in the city! Browse through the book store, art gallery, and gorgeous designer styles, then take a break on the lush terrace for an espresso and that tiramisu.
Corso Como, 10
+39 02 29002674
Surplus. It should come as no surprise that in a city that has been a fashion leader for more than a century, the vintage scene is incredible. We loved the curated selection of designer purses and accessories from seasons gone by at this eclectic shop, which also has an amazing selection of vintage denim.
Corso Garibaldi, 7
+39 02 36585284