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Milan: Brands Beyond The Runway

Milan is famous for being the home to many an Italian artist and designer. Find out what happens when they extend themselves into the worlds of culture, dining and indulgence.

Barbiere D&G

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Want the total Dolce and Gabbana look? Stefano and Domenico are now giving the discerning man that option. With their beautiful (if one can describe a barbershop as beautiful) barbershop located on Corso Venezia; the amazing staff are ready to coiffe your quiff and perfect your 5pm shade. For an original and luxurious hair removal experience, pop into Dolce and Gabbana.

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10 Corso Como

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Nestled amongst the buildings of Milan’s most famous nighttime streets, 10 Corso Como is the concept space founded by Carla Sozzani that has today turned from an art gallery into a luxury store, restaurant, café and hotel. The shop holds brands from Alaïa to Isabel Marant, along with other cutting edge designers and plentiful 10 Corso Como designer collaborations. The shop has a real gallery feel in terms of its design and takes you on a sartorial journey starting with shoes and going through to accessories. After perusing the shop, LUXOS highly recommends taking a seat in the café garden, which is truly beautiful, to enjoy the tranquility that 10 Corso Como offers. This concept store is a real haven amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, and a spot for those in the know that want a luxury offering away from the crowds. If that’s you, welcome to the club.

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Fondazione Prada

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Fondazione Prada is a cultural institution that has been funding research exhibitions, contemporary philosophy conferences and film for twenty years. If you love Prada and how the brand that has been developed into what it is, by Miuccia herself, then the Fondazione Prada is definitely worth a visit. Located in the south of Milan, give yourself a good few hours to take in and embrace the exhibitions that they have on. Don’t forget to make a stop at the famous Bar Luce, designed by Wes Anderson. Anderson designed the bar to look like the Vittorio Emmanuele II Galleria. With his distinct style coming through in the colours and architecture, grab a bite to eat and sip a coffee to be transported into another world of thought.

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Armani Spa

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Nothing oozes Milan glamour more than Giorgio Armani. His flagship complex, located on Via Manzoni, is home to a whole world of everything GA. Most spectacularly, the spa on the upper level of the Armani Hotel is about to take your breath away. With stunning views looking out onto the Duomo and an internal aesthetic that screams minimal chic, the setting for an indulgent afternoon is appropriately set. The spa features relaxation areas, sauna, couples massage rooms, a gym and private dining. If you are looking for the most opulent way to spa in the city, then Armani is where you need to go. Clear your schedule, turn off your phone and put on a luxurious robe. The rest, well, you’ll have to find out for yourself.

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 Marchesi 1824

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The Prada group has recently acquired one of Milan’s oldest Pasticceria, with the original opening on via Santa Maria alla Porta in 1824. Miuccia and her team have managed to take this family run pasticceria and have turned it into the name that is on the lips of every Milanese mouthful. With two new location openings in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (not surpisingly above the Prada store) and on the world famous Via Montenapoleone, at Marchesi 1824 you can indulge in delectable cakes, teas, or a light lunch. The interior is aesthetically pleasing and has become the place to be and to be seen at teatime.

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