This overstuffed boutique does more than just capitalize on one of the most oft-uttered sayings of our generation—it actually fulfills it. Among the offerings: a truly excellent mix of sexy bikinis from Brazil, lacy Claire Pettibone lingerie, and an eclectic mix of rhinestone cocktail rings.
Our favorite-ever branch of this retailer is done up in a slick retro-bordello style (patent leather settees, curlicue-script neon signs) and divided into little boutiques within the store, including a high-roller "adults only" area. From Las Vegas' The Forum Shops neighborhood store listing.
Agent Provocateur (702-696-7174) From Las Vegas' The Forum Shops neighborhood store listing.
A pair of enduringly chic stores adored for purveying lines like Paul & Joe Sister, Patrizia Pepe, and By Malene Birger. From Copenhagen's Nørrebro neighborhood store listing. (updated January 2007)
Exquisite, ethereal underpinnings and vintage costume jewelry, in a dramatic, carnival-esque space. From Copenhagen's The Town Center neighborhood store listing. (updated January 2007)
Beautifully unfussy lingerie with a retro look and feel. From Copenhagen's The Town Center neighborhood store listing. (updated January 2007)
Naviglio Grande: along the banks of the Naviglio Grande from Viale Gorizia to Via Valenza; Papiniano: runs the length of Viale Papiniano. The Naviglio Grande is a much anticipated flea market that materializes on the last Sunday of the month. Expect a mad mix of antiques, vintage clothing, and the occasional oddball piece (like, say, a paint-by-number version of The Last Supper). As for the Viale Papiniano, it's a weekly Saturday-and Tuesday-morning fixture. With minimal effort, we found a Venetian-lace shawl for $25.
Buzzing with energy, this famous megacenter consists of individual boutiques selling everything from lace-trimmed tap pants ($20) to limited-edition Le Coq Sportif sneakers ($90). Bonus: Fiorucci stays open later than most shops in town—until 8 PM.
A long trek from the center of town, this outlet shop has a constantly changing stock (including a ton of Helmut Lang, and Miu Miu shoes for $50, on our visit) that will make up for the hassle of getting there.
Take a 45-minute train ride up to Switzerland to shop at this mind-blowing outlet mall complete with Gucci, Prada, Missoni, Helmut Lang, Hanro, Versace, and Dolce & Gabbana. The prices are right, too: All the shoes in the Gucci outlet, for example, were $35 when we visited.