Milano and Fashion are an inseparable duo in the international eye.

For label lovers the famous "quadrangle" bordered by Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni and the beginning of Corso Venezia offers an exclusive selection of the most iconic labels, the historic "maison" that have turned Made in Italy into a coveted brand. The quadrilateral encompasses elegant and prestigious streets such as Via Borgospesso, Via Santo Spirito, Via Gesù, Via Sant’Andrea and Via Bagutta.

In addition to Via Montenapoleone, another requisite stop-off for luxury shopping is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II from which, escorted by the allure of glittering shop windows, we reach the nearby spectacular "La Rinascente" building.

Via Torino south of Piazza Duomo is a ‘must’ shopping experience suitable for every budget and from there you can then head towards the "Armani Silos” in via Bergognone and, subsequently, Corso Buenos Aires, the shopping street which extends from Porta Venezia to Piazzale Loreto with hundreds of shops to suit all tastes.

A stop not to buy but to admire the Fondazione Prada, with its new buildings and exhibitions and the bar designed by Wes Anderson, closes a day full of fashion.

Absolutely not-to-be-missed is the twice-yearly Milano Fashion Week where designers present their new ranges for the forthcoming seasons and the city buzzes with collections, models, catwalk shows and all the related style events. It is interesting to know that the fashion week in Milan, founded in 1958, is part of the "Big Four" circuit, the four major events that take place in the fashion capitals. The other three "Big Four" fashion weeks are those in New York, London and Paris.

Via Montenapoleone

This is the centre of the fashion district, and it is one of the most exclusive shopping areas in the city.

Via della Spiga

One of the main luxury shopping areas.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

This famous galleria, also known as “Milano’s Lounge”, runs between Piazza della Scala and Piazza Duomo, and it is the classic location in which the people of Milano show off their finery.

La Rinascente

Located in the heart of Milano, a few steps from Piazza del Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the La Rinascente department store is a requisite stop-off for shopaholics. Well supplied with extensive collections of clothing, from both national and international labels, plus, beauty and homeware items, it has always been considered the temple of high-quality shopping.

Via Torino

This is one of the oldest and busiest trading streets in the city. In the past it was home to workshops and craftsmen’s studios. Today it is one of the busiest shopping areas in the city, with something for everyone.

Corso Venezia

Here you will find shops catering for every style and taste.

Corso Buenos Aires

An important destination for lovers of Milano shopping is Corso Buenos Aires which forms a straight line from Piazza Oberdan in the Porta Venezia area and stretches along towards Piazzale Loreto. Also known as the ‘Fifth Avenue of Milano’, this alluring shopping street is lined both with high-fashion designer labels and stores that are accessible to all budgets.

Palazzo Morando. Costume Moda Immagine

Palazzo Morando Costume Moda Immagine aims to showcase and highlight the patrimony of garments and accessories of the Municipality of Milano.

Fondazione Prada

The gallery run by the Foundation is dedicated to work by internationally famous artists, with a focus on contemporary trends.

Armani Silos

Armani Silos displays a well-contemplated selection of his creations from 1980 to today; a journey through the themes that have inspired, and that continue to inspire, Giorgio Armani’s creative work.

Outlet

If shopping in the city is not enough to satisfy your desires there are many other opportunities to purchase around Milan: the out of town outlet stores. Here you can find everything for everyone, quality and price come together and great bargains are to be had by all.