12 Jul Shopping streets in Milan
If you’re staying at Residenza Ascanio Sforza, we have a very good news for you: Milan is not only full of events and historical and artistic sites, but with the arrival of the first days of July it has officially started the season of summer sales!
Shops scatter across the city and understanding where to direct your attention won’t be easy: anyway, what better time to venture into the famous shopping streets in Milan?
Let’s start from one of the most coveted areas for shopping, the “Quadrilatero della Moda”, accompanying you through a luxurious street, that takes its name from the namesake holding company, dated to the Napoleonic Age.
From the ‘50s, Via Montenapoleone became worldwide known thanks to its very prestigious high fashion showrooms and boutiques.
Among the most famous brands, Italian and international, we’d like to point out: Gucci, Burberry, Hogan and Salvatore Ferragamo.
Pay attention: while you’re doing shopping, it might happen you to meet also some celebrities!
VIA DELLA SPIGA
Despite the origins of its name are uncertain – it’s usually told that the name derived from the aristocratic family of the Spighi’s –one thing it’s impossible to be wrong about: today Via della Spiga, in the Quadrilatero della Moda, is one of the most important places for worldwide haute couture.
Thanks to its notoriety, Milan became one of the first towns to welcome the trends of a kind of apparel that were already accepted abroad.
Today, here you can find: Tiffany, Moncler, Frette, which takes place in a very elegant palace, and Pollini, besides plenty of other firms!
Via della Spiga has a peaceful and suggestive spirit, revealing itself as a very meaningful place of the Milanese tradition even nowadays.
VIA ALESSANDRO MANZONI
Keep going with our tour across the Quadrilatero della Moda, now we’re taking you to Via Alessandro Manzoni that, in the 19th century, was considered the most luxurious European street.
Before being dedicated to the famous author, the street was called “Corsia del Giardino” and had a lot of cafes. Today, instead, it’s full of clothing boutiques and prestigious shops like, for example: Dirk Bikkembergs, La Perla, Kenzo, Trussardi and the Armani’s store.
With Corso Venezia, we’re going to finish our walking throughout the Quadrilatero; previously, the street was known as Corso di Porta Orientale, and now it’s one of the most elegant roads in Milan!
Thanks to its Liberty style of late 19th century, it was very appreciated by the Milanese middle class that, thanks to the Indro Montanelli gardens, revalued its taste for “green”.
Today the Corso is full of shop windows and colours. Among its most famous stores, we mention: Dolce&Gabbana, Prada and Vivienne Westwood.
The ideal place to get yourself lost during a shopping afternoon!
CORSO VITTORIO EMANUELE II
Among the shopping streets in Milan, we can’t keep out Corso Vittorio Emanuele, studded with clothing shops for all tastes.
Because of its proximity to Piazza Duomo, it’s a very crowded place but, for the same reason, lively and pleasant. Do you know that its origin dates back to the Roman Age?
Here, the most recent and low cost brands coexist with firms of certain importance, at national and international level: you can find, for example, Pull&Bear, known young firm, and Tiffany, or Alcott and Nadine.
Lose yourselves through its shop windows: you won’t regret it!
PORTA TICINESE E I NAVIGLI
We’re going to end this short trip through shopping streets with the area which from Porta Ticinese runs down to the Navigli, full of vintage shops, all to be discovered!
It’s a zone for younger people, suitable for casual clothing, but that is also characterized by the presence of real craft shops, antique dealers and ateliers. For example, Maison Gotò, Mimma Gini e Nipper.
The strategic position of the Residenza Ascanio Sforza will let you reach this small universe suspended between modernity and vintage in few steps!
Sales are just started: about Milan it’s said that the city is the Italian capital of fashion and trend. What better time to find it out?