Milan is not only the backdrop for the fashion runways, but it is a shopping destination for anyone looking for true Milanese style. There is a shopping district in Milan for every kind of moda. The Golden Quadrilateral is famous for high end boutiques like Valentino, Gucci, Prada and Dolce Gabbana. Corso Como and the Isola neighborhood are where you’ll find small atelier and artisan shops like Monica Castiglioni, Sara Rotta Loria or FBR for alternative fashion. Casual street styles like Vans, Gaudì or Mango can be found on shopping streets like Corso Buenos Aires and Via Torino. To find a shopping outlet in Milan is hard but not impossible as the locals like to keep them a secret.
Shopping with the family
When you have a family and are living in Milan, the last thing you want to do is run all over town to find something for each member of the family. An ideal solution is to go to Scalo Milano Outlet & More, located just 15 minutes away from the center of Milan. Scalo Milano is not just an outlet, it’s a small, walkable town much like the open-air shopping malls found in the U.S. or U.K.. There are more than 150 fashion and design stores, a food court for family friendly dining and a kids’ park where you can leave the little ones while you hunt for bargains.
Unlike many outlets that only offer marquis names, Scalo Milano has a mix of both international labels and Made in Italy brands. There are 150 mono-brand stores from notable Italian and international brands such as Liu Jo, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, and the Milanese classic, Fratelli Rossetti.