Hi everyone! Apologies for the silent life, but I was travelling most of last week. I had all the best intentions to write a blog post while I was in Italy but I gave up on that while I was really struggling with the poor internet connection at the hotel.
After having had only one week of holiday during last summer, I decided to take a long weekend break and take advantage of the cheap Easy Jet flights that I found online and travel to Milan, a city that is so rich in culture and of course – a true shopping paradise. Looking back, although I am already missing the beautiful Italian architecture, amazing North Italian cuisine and walking around in summer clothes, it was a good decision not to stay few more days – with all the shopping opportunities that city can really get you in a personal bankruptcy!
I will share all the pictures that were taken during my trip to Milan a bit later on, but here is a sneak peek for what is coming up.. I have also written down a list of my favourite shops/shopping streets in Milan (just at the end of this post) , I hope some of you will find that useful in case you a planning a trip over there.
This very fashion-forward store is located in Navigli, which has quickly become chic area in Milan. You will find some exciting avant-garde fashion in former cinema setting, and the store features brands such as Alexander Wang, Balmain, Giuseppe Zanotti to name a few.
Via Brera, Via Solferino, Corso Garibaldi
These are good shopping high streets located in the famous Brera shopping district. If you have little time and want to make sure you can visit as many shops as possible, this district could be a good choice due to dense concentration of shops.
Looking for luxury shopping experience? Look no more, this department store located at the very centre of the city houses all the top global designer brands. Do not miss the cafe on top floor with amazing view on the main square and “il Duomo”
Serravalle Designer Outlet
If you have an opportunity to do one-day trip to Serravalle, it is definitely worth it. Generally the discounts range from 30%-70% in over 180 stores (you will find all the major names in this Italian village style outlet including Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Prada, Gucci..). I used Serravalle Shuttle Bus Service (Zani Viaggi), the first bus leaves at 10 am from Foro Bonaparte and the return from the outlet is scheduled at 5 pm.
You will find all the main chain stores at Piazza del Duomo and Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, although if you wish to have a truly Italian/local shopping experience, you may wish to focus on other areas as you have a good chance of finding the same international brands in your home town.
If there is anyone from Milan reading this blog post, feel free to comment and add new names on this list, always happy to get new tips!
Thank you so much for reading!