Milan: Shopping in Porta Nuova Featured

Milan’s up and coming new district has plenty of purchases to be made.

Mian’s Porta Nuova has set the scene as the city’s new skyline in recent years. With new and iconic buildings popping up all over, it is no wonder that this trendy, stylish and chic area is bursting with a professional, young and discerning clientele.

It is no doubt that along with all its other wonderful draws, Porta Nuova is home to some pretty amazing shops and boutiques. We’ve collated our list of the certain few that you just can’t go without visiting.

Replay Flagship Store

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The renowned denim and lifestyle brand has set up shop front and centre into Piazza Gae Aulenti. One of the biggest stores in Europe, Replay have stepped it up a notch by opening a lovely terrace bar a few steps from the shop floor. If that wasn’t enough, take a trip upstairs and find ‘The Stage’, the brands fine dining restaurant. Designed to look like a ship, there is a fantastic intimate atmosphere and an excellent internal bar.

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High Tech

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Quite possibly to most awe-inspiring home decor and lifestyle store in the world, it would only be fair to refer to it as an emporium. From high tech gadgets, to sofas, tables lamps, curtains, flowers, blenders and golden clocks shaped by the Duomo; there is absolutely nothing that you cannot find in here. Set in an old warehouse and the top of Corso Como, the internal rooms go on and on an on. It is easy to get lost inside the maze of beautiful objects, but fear not, there are plenty of lovely staff to help you find your way!

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Freitag Store

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Each one recycled and each unique, Freitag’s bags are made from fully recycled materials. brainchild of the brother’s Markus and Daniel Freitag, they have since expanded from their living room in Zurich to opening stores all over Europe and Asias. It is safe to say that they are the unofficial outfitter of all urban, bike riding individuals and their products are ever so popular amongst the Milanese. Right in the centre of Porta Nuova, pass by and see what you can pick up.

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