Explore Iconic Fashion Districts, Milan
Milan is an exciting city to visit for a fashion-forward shopping spree. The vibrant metropolis in the Lombardy region of northern Italy boasts some of the finest designer clothing stores in the world, all set in elegant streets reminiscent of a classic Hollywood film set.
Via della Spiga sits in an area known as ‘The Golden Triangle’ of fashion in Milan. In the heart of the city, the narrow, pedestrianised street dotted with bay trees and wrought iron balconies is a place to discover Italian designers, in addition to being home to Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen and Michael Kors stores.
Step around the corner onto Via Sant’ Andrea and you’ll discover the flagship emporiums of Giorgio Armani and Bottega Veneta. Should you wish to give your credit card a break for an hour or two, pop into the 18th-century Palazzo Morando. The grand mansion is home to a collection of artworks, sculptures, and a fashion exhibit, showcasing clothing collections from different eras.
A little further, on upscale Via Monte Napoleone, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, D&G, Fendi, Prada, Hermes and Cartier reside. Elegant windows display new season garments fresh off the catwalk. This is the first port of call for fashionistas, and as the street is just 10 minutes’ walk from Galleria Vittoria Emanule II (another famous mall), Piazza del Duomo and La Scala Theatre, there’s also time to explore the historic sights of Milan too!