Shopping heaven in Milan

Shopping in Milan has got to be the ultimate female shopping experience and perhaps male experience too!  I’m just back from two days in Milan, one of the shopping capitals of the world. If you are looking for high-end designer purchases this is the place to be.

Quadrilatero della Moda is the place to head for – it’s set amidst four of Milan’s most expensive and prestigious shopping street such as via Montenapoleone, via Monza, via della Spigna and corso Venizia. It’s on these streets that the most important fashion designers offer their goods to discerning shoppers.

Open 7 days a week, the Brian & Barry Building San Babila is a cult destination for shopping in Milan. There are 12 floors and the ground floor with its gallery experience offers a sneak preview of what you can find on the other floors.

Where to stay in Milan

There are plenty of good hotels in Milan but if you really want a luxury hotel experience for your shopping trip you could stay at the 5 star Armani Hotel which is only a 12 minute walk to Milan Cathedral.

Entertainment in Milan

When the shops close you will not be short of exciting entertainment in Milan. You can walk through the streets near the Duomo but you should head for the Navigili district where you will find countless waterside bars and restaurants where there is live music and a buzzing atmosphere.

I took these photos at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping centre next to Milan Cathedral.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping centre in Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Designer shopping in Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Louis Vuitton shop in Milan

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