Manolo has made a quick trip to Milan to probing the supply among some of the city’s numerous fashion boutiques. Here are some tips for those planning a trip to shopping or fashion city.
Actually, the whole Centre of Milan in a single modemecka. Go with a blindfold from the sentence and you are most likely in a Tod’s or Prada store. The starting point for the center of Milan fashion shopping is the golden triangle formed by the streets of Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’Andrea and Via della Spiga. Along these three streets and crossroads around can be found in virtually every major fashion brands represented with its own flagship stores.
Fashion degree is generally very high, but there are certainly options for even the more classically minded. Below are some options.
Doriani (via Sant’Andrea, 2)–a small gem in the Centre of Milan – produces under own brand with a total of three stores in the whole of Italy.The epitome of klasiskt Italian style with great materials and Supreme cut.No debauchery but just rude stylish. The price level is consistently high without feeling totally ripoff.
- Bardelli(C.so Magenta 13)–represents the classic Milanese fashion that downloaded great inspiration from the British. The shop started in 1941 and is since then a given point for those who want to shop the best from Italy with brands like Attolini and Brioni or British brands such as Edward Green and Church’s.
The shop window of Doriani
Al Bazaar (Via a. Scarpa, 9)–Al Bazaar, with its characteristic owner Lino Ieluzzi an institution of the Italian men’s fashion. Unlike many Italian brands that are betting on a subtle appearance is Al Bazaar consistently extravagant with plenty of color and pattern. Here is the customer looking to find shirts with the full spread collars and unlined double-breasted jackets.
Neglia (Corso Venezia 2)–including this one of Milan’s older stores that started in 1942. Today is comprised of top brand clothing from, among other things, Kiton and Brioni, but also the brand that Incotex, Ballantyne and Fay are represented.
Mariano Rubinacci (Via Montenapoleone, 18)–Mariano Rubinacci may have originated in Naples and “The London House”, but the store in Milan is definitely well worth a visit. Rubinacci is often cited as one of the pioneers of the Neapolitan tailor’s Studio.
Borsalino (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II 92)—the world famous Hatter has a well-stocked store in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele–well worth a visit for anyone who wants to find the panama hat with the right form.
Luigi Borrelli (via Tommaso Grossi, 1)–Another pride of Naples, Luigi Borrelli, obviously have a respectable store in Milan. Outside the shop is also a safe point to find rude well-dressed Italians.
Via Gesu–Small side street which houses the Kiton, Brioni superexklusiva with its own stores, but also Santoni, Aqua di Parma and eccentric shoe manufacturer Lattanzi. A less well-known name on the street is Tindaro de Luca, who belongs to one of Milan’s oldest tailors.
Shops in all the glory–Milan is a great source of inspiration for those who appreciate Italian style. Although Milan mainly associated with relatively high fashion, it’s not hard to find men of all ages that exhibits a perfect dressy style. Always with subtlety and something unexpected.