Shopping in Milan - the fashion capital
One of the true style capitals of the world, Milan is home to some of the biggest names in haute couture and exclusive fashion labels. When you look at fashion magazines from all over the globe, Milan’s fashion industry features, whether it is interviews with elite designers or fashion lines from renowned stores. Many of the trends that are released each season hit the Milan catwalks long before they find their way to London or New York. The city is also home to boutique stores and high street brands so if you are on a limited budget you will still find great deals for your price range.
Exclusive fashion districtMuch of the Milan fashion district centers around Quadrilatero d'Oro or the Golden Rectangle when translated. The four streets contain a high concentration of stores including the Armani superstore on Via Manzoni, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren on Via Montenapoleone, and Gucci and Versace on Via Sant' Andrea.
Prada's flagship store can be found in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Arcade, the world’s oldest shopping mall, as well as many other exclusive brands. It is worth visiting to see the mall alone. This classic Art Nouveau gallery offers incredible architecture with mosaic marble floors and ceilings. Take time out to stop for a classic Italian coffee and absorb the beautiful surroundings.