Visit these shopping streets, for a true taste of Milanese style.
Locally known as ‘The Men’s Street,’ Via Gesù was once inhabited by Milan’s aristocracy. Its luxury credentials have never been forgotten, and the street is still ripe with luxury boutiques, designer shops and open gardens. If bespoke menswear is what you’re after, this is the first place to head to. You will find brands such as Brioni and Caruso, as well as Neapolitan tailor Rubinacci. Further down, high-end grooming and beauty brands such as Acqua di Parma offer wet shaves and treatments.
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If the architecture on the oldest street in Milan isn’t enough, Corso Magenta is a hub of upmarket boutiques, classic Milanese ateliers and shoe makers. Peruse the handcrafted jewellery at Donatella Pellini, before making a beeline for Bardelli, which caters to well-heeled Milanese residents, and then Era L’Ora for watches.
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Corso Garibaldi & Porta Nuova
The Porta Nuova development is a new hub of local creativity, eclectic boutiques and big name brands. Begin your tour at Illy’s Piazza Gae Aulenti cafè before heading to Italian brand Replay’s concept store, furnished like a luxury yacht. Other venues in the area include Swiss brand Freitag, design store High-Tech and gallery-cum-boutique Corso Como 10.
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