Our site has made a quick stop in Milan to probe supply among some of the city’s numerous fashion boutiques. Here are some tips for those planning a shopping trip or inspiration to the fashion city.
Actually, the entire central Milan one fashion mecca. Go with a blindfold from judgment and you end up most likely in a Tod’s and Prada store. The starting point of the center of Milan’s fashion shopping is the golden triangle formed by the streets of Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’Andrea and Via della Spiga. Along these three streets and the side streets around are basically all the major fashion brands are represented with their own flagship stores.
The fashion is generally very high, but there are undoubtedly options even for the more classically understood. Below are some options.
Doriani (via Sant’Andrea, 2) – A little gem in central Milan – producing private label with a total of three stores throughout Italy. The archetype of classically Italian style with stunning materials and superbly cut. No excesses but just rude well-dressed. The price level is consistently high without feeling totally ripoff.
M.Bardelli (C.so Magenta 13) – Are simplified term Milanese fashion that draws great inspiration from the British. The shop started in 1941 and has since been a given point for those who want to shop the best from Italy with brands like Brioni or Attolini and British brands as Edward Green and Church’s.
Al Bazaar (Via A.Scarpa, 9) – Al Bazaar, with its characteristic owners Lino Ieluzzi an institution of the Italian men’s fashion. Unlike many Italian brands that are investing in a subtle appearance is Al Bazaar consistently extravagant with lots of color and pattern. This is where the customer who wants to find shirts with full spread-collars and unlined double-breasted jackets.
Neglia (Corso Venezia 2) – Although this is one of Milan’s older stores that started in 1942. Today, the brand of clothing from the top including Kiton and Brioni, but also the brand that Incotex, Ballantyne and Fay are represented.
Mariano Rubinacci (Via Montenapoleone, 18) – Mariano Rota has certainly originated in Naples and “The London House,” but the store in Milan is definitely worth a visit. Rota is often cited as one of the pioneers of the Neapolitan tailoring.
Borsalino (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 92) – The world famous hatter has a well-stocked shop in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – well worth a visit for those who want to find a panama hat with the right shape.
Luigi Borrelli (via Tommaso Grossi, 1) – Another of Naples pride, Luigi Borrelli, obviously has a respectable shop in Milan. Outside the shop is also a secure point to find rude dressed Italians.
Via Gesu – Small cross street where among other super exclusive Kiton and Brioni houses with their own stores, but also Santoni, Aqua di Parma and eccentric shoe manufacturer Lattanzi. A lesser known name in the street is Tindaro de Luca, who belongs to one of Milan’s oldest tailors.
The stores in all the glory – Milan is not least a great source of inspiration for those who appreciate Italian style. Although Milan is primarily associated with a relatively high degree of fashion is not difficult to find men of all ages who have a perfectly dressed style. Always with finesse and unexpected.