It is sales time in Milan! From July 6th to September 3rd the hunting for the best deal begins, among indomitable crowds and glittering shop windows. If you do not spend much time in the city or visit it for the first time, here you will find out where to go shopping in Milan according to your budget.
It is not all, because Hotel Galles will surprise you with its offers. In June, July and August our “Advance Booking” rate is discounted by a further 15%. In addition, you will have free access to our wellness centre and unlimited wi-fi, to recharge your batteries after a tiring day of shopping.
Shopping in Milan for the summer sales
From the exclusive boutiques to the crowded low-cost stores, Milan offers endless possibilities of shopping. Its position in the fashion world is at the forefront, all the eyes focused on the catwalks of the Milan Fashion Week.
Which are the best addresses for shopping in Milan? Let’s find out.
The Quadrilatero della Moda
The temple of fashion in Milan is enclosed between Via Monte Napoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia, which form the so-called Quadrilatero della Moda. Here you can find the top brands’ showrooms and the best designers in the world, a luxury that few can afford but that makes everyone dream.
Jewellery lovers can immerse themselves in a world of gold and diamonds in the historic boutiques of Palazzo Cartier (16 Via Monte Napoleone), Damiani (10 Via Monte Napoleone), Bulgari (2 Via Monte Napoleone), Tiffany (19 Via della Spiga) and Chopard (14 Via della Spiga).
Corso and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
In the shadow of the Duomo, tourists and Milanese run in search of the perfect outfit among the haute couture shops in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the cheaper ones of the Corso. At the weekend the pedestrian area is so crowded that it is almost hard to walk!
Passing near the Duomo, one cannot resist the temptation to cross the threshold of the Rinascente: this historic department store opened in Milan in 1889. 1500 brands, spread over 10 floors, for an immersive shopping experience including clothing, accessories, beauty, food and home design.
Corso Buenos Aires
Overlooking Hotel Galles, Corso Buenos Aires is one of the shopping streets in Milan, busy all day long. Unlike the Quadrilatero della Moda, here you will find shops for all budgets: over a mile and a half of shop windows and stores, from Piazza Venezia to Piazzale Loreto.
In the past, Via Torino was renowned for its craft boutiques, antique shops and refined ateliers: today globalization and the big chains have taken its place, stripping it of some of its charms. Despite this, Via Torino remains one of the most important shopping streets in Milan, buzzing with tourists at the weekend.
The Brian&Barry Building
The Brian&Barry Building in San Babila comprises twelve storeys of shops and restaurants – the ideal place to keep up with the latest trends in men’s, women’s and jewellery collections. On the top floor, Terrazza12 houses a refined lounge bar that recalls the atmosphere of the 50s, with a 360° view of the Milan skyline.
10 Corso Como
Not only shopping: 10 Corso Como is pure inspiration. Founded by Carla Sozzani in 1990, this incredible building includes an art gallery, a bookshop, a design and fashion store, a café and a small hotel. The curious will be irresistibly attracted by its pretty garden, enclosed in the courtyard of a former “casa di ringhiera” (an Italian type of popular housing).
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