Milan: the capital of fashion and luxury. If it is true that Milan is synonym with business, it is also true that you must go to Milan if you want to buy the latest fashion clothing and accessories.
Few places in the world can boast as many designer stores as Milan’s luxury shopping district – Via Montenapoleone. As part of the Quadrilatero d’Oro – Milan’s golden quadrilateral – Via Montenapoleone is an essential destination for luxury shopping in the city.
The name comes from the days of the Age of Napoleon, when Milan was already an important business center, but also a place of leisure, perdition and delight. The long road that connects Piazza San Babila to Via Manzoni reached the height of its fame in the ’50s, when the last non-fashion stores gave way to the designers showrooms, jewelers, leather workers and shoemaker.
All the world’s top designers have their boutique here and you will find many superb stores where you can look for items such as:
- Clothing – Armani, Prada, Valentino and Versace are just some of the famous designers with stores in this district.
- Shoes and accessories – check out Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and Bottega Veneta for fine leather goods.
- Jewellery – Cusi and Mario Buccellati are among the stores selling exquisite jewellery.
Looking for something different, maybe for precious accessorizes to style your home? Don’t miss the creations of Vetrerie di Empoli, a crystal boutique established in 1936, which is definitely worth a visit. The shop of these glass merchants is divided into several themed rooms. In the Sala dei Bicchieri you will find glasses of every shape and color. In the Sala del Mercatino: Vintage della Tavola, are proposed Meissen and Limoges porcelain, lace, crystal, ivory and silver. In the Sala Primavera plain and colored glass. In the Sala del Natale, which is open from November to December, you’ll find fine blown glass ornaments for a truly unique Christmas.