Shopping in Milan is a popular activity for locals and travellers. Luxury brands like Gucci, Prada, Versace have their headquarters in Milan and the city is famous abroad for its fashion industry, including twice a year the famous “Fashion week” of Milan.
For any budget there is an area: starting from Corso Buenos Aires the longest italian shopping street with almost two kilometers of shops in both sides.
The street is easy reachable by public transport: it starts in Loreto metro stop and finish in Porta Venezia. Here there are international chains, local shops and more or less everything you are looking for. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, the long shopping street that connect Piazza San Babila to Piazza del Duomo offer similar options for shopping in Milan.
The famous Quadrilatero della Moda located in the historical center of Milan includes exclusive boutiques, show rooms, jewellers. This four sides area is considered the fifth most expensive shopping areas in the world. Its borders are these streets: Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, Corso Venezia and Via Manzoni but the narrow streets like Via Gesù worth a visit too.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping mall in Italy (1867) is home of some of most expensive and well known shops in Milan. Located on the left side of Duomo di Milano (cathedral) is a great location to take a walk even on rainy days.
Corso di Porta Ticinese is famous for vintage and second-hand shops. Most of new trands in the italian fashion industry start from here.
If you are lucky, twice per year there is the famous “sale season” in Milan. Many people come every year to the city, simply for this reason.
All shops have discounts up to 50% for clothes and shoes from the previous season.
Winter sale season in Milan usually starts the first sunday of January until February, while Summer sale season starts early July until late August.