Fashion and Shopping Holidays to Milan | Italy
Shopping Holidays to Milan: Milan is often known as the fashion capital of the world and it’s no surprise.
Just by walking through the streets you can see some of the most well-dressed people in the world.
But where can you go if you want to take in the fashion sights?
Milan Fashion Week
The Milan fashion week actually happens twice a year, once in March and again in September.
Designers, models, buyers and producers flock from all round the world to be inspired by the new collections and fresh talent.
The clothing shown isn’t just for the stick-thin either, many of the collections heavily influence what is going to be on the high street next season.
You’ll also be able to see children’s clothes, watches, accessories and handbags. Every fashionista’s dream!
Shopping in Milan
Via della Spiga, Milan
Of course shopping for clothes is more of an art form in Milan.
It’s not a stressful nip-in-and-out of your local Primark, but a whole experience.
The Via della Spiga is one of the most stunning shopping streets in the city.
You might want to watch to take your credit card though, think Bulgari, Prada and Dolce and Gabbana.
Try not to be intimidated by the beautiful shop assistants though – they are there to help with everything from style advice to offering you an espresso.
The Via Montenopoleone is another fantastic shopping hot spot where you will find Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Ralph Lauren.
If you can’t afford to buy however, you can pick up great fashion notes just from window shopping.
For more vintage and high street finds head to Corso Buenos Aires.
There are always some bargains to be had, but avoid the lead up to Christmas when it is often extremely busy.
Studying Fashion in Milan
Milan is home to the prestigious Domus Academy, the definitive place to study for Italian and Worldwide designers alike.
There are often open days and exhibitions for visitors to attend and take in what the next generation of designers are creating.
The Domus Academy is located in Via Carlo Darwin, the nearest metro station being Romolo.
If you get a chance pop down to one of the fashion fairs and open days, and don’t forget your notebook!
Fashion For Free in Milan
Visiting the designer stores and galleries isn’t for everyone (or their wallets).
The good news however is that the residents of Milan are some of the most stylish in the world.
Head to the Parco Sempione and watch the world go by. The park has free wi-fi access which is a big draw for students and business men and women.
Here you can check out the wardrobes whilst spending time in one of the most beautiful green spaces in the city.
And better still it’s not intimidating if you happen to be visiting Milan in your best Primark attire (but with aspirations of Prada).
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