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Designer Outlets of Milan

January 7, 2014

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Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is pretty, but it's not for bargain shopping

Milan is rightly known as a shopper’s paradise, but some think that it’s only for the wealthiest fashionistas. On average, the Milanese do spend quite a bit on clothing each year – but most of them aren’t about to pay full price for designer labels. Instead, they shop in the same places fashion-conscious bargain hunters should shop – the designer outlets around Milan.

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Fiera di Senigallia

July 9, 2013

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Senigallia Flea Market in Milan's Navigli

Browsing through the tables at an Italian flea market can be an entertaining way to spend a day – and it’s a great thing to do if you’re looking for unique souvenirs. In Milan, the only real flea market is the Fiera di Senigallia (Senigallia Fair), which happens every Saturday year-round.

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Shopping in Milan

May 9, 2013

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Milan has always been a city of great designers – from Leonardo da Vinci who was the court artist for the Duke of Milan, to Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Miuccia Prada, and Dolce and Gabbana. It’s not surprising then that this is a city which has defined how we shop as much as what we buy. (It’s the only city I know where the policewomen wear highheeled shoes.)

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Shopping at the Quadrilatero d’Oro (Golden Rectangle)

March 12, 2013

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The Quadrilatero d’Oro is made up of streets called Via della Spiga, Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’Andrea, and Via Manzoni. It’s a short walk from the Duomo, so it’s easy to venture over and stroll the boutique-lined streets – and they’re very pedestrian-friendly, too. The kinds of shops you’ll find here include Prada, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Cavalli, Missoni, Trussardi, Chanel, Versace, Moschino, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Byblos, and many more. This is haute couture at its haute-est.

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