Milan

The premiere stop for affordable designer goods is also home to an unexpectedly rich array of boutiques and elegant vintage shops.

fendi

The best of Italy

Admire the amazing shearling coats, but buy a classic logo tote for $350 (versus the $600 to $700 they cost in the States).
16 Via S. Andrea, 39-02-76-02-16-17
Products: Women's Clothing, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

geox

The best of Italy

Italians love these comfortable leather sneakers and shoes, which have the appearance of expensive designer footwear but cost, on average, about $75.
26 Via Monte Napoleone, 39-02-76-00-93-72
Products: Shoes
Type of Store: Boutique

gucci

The best of Italy

Tourists flock to this sleek shop: feel free to follow!
5 & 7 Via Monte Napoleone 39-02-77-12-71
Products: Women's Clothing, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

prada and miu miu

The best of Italy

A plentitude of Prada and Miu Miu boutiques dot central Milan.
Prada: 63 & 65 Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II plus other locations; Miu Miu: 3 Corso Venezia, 39-02-87-69-79 and 39-02-76-00-17-99
Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique

North Of City Center

Lucky's favorite stores in Milan's North of City Center neighborhood!

a.o.c.

The abbreviation stands for African Oriental Craft, and for the past 20 years this off-the-beaten-path, dust-filled duo of stores, located across the street from one another, has been stocking huge volumes of jewelry, home decor, and clothing from points such as Fez, Jaipur, and Jakarta. The inventory is so exhaustive you'll want to allow yourself a good two hours for browsing. And consider the prices: we found a set of six Moroccan tea glasses for a jaw-dropping $15 and thousands of glass-bead African necklaces for under $10.
23 and 34 Via Confalonieri, 39-02-68-80-21-7 and 39-02-66-82-68-9
Products: Women's Clothing, Bags, Jewelry, Tabletop, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

corso como

It's safe to say that this is the best-known store in Milan. The owner, Carla Sozzani, is the sister of the head of Italian Vogue, and its impressive space houses a cafe, boutique, art-and-fashion bookstore, and gallery. We admired the clothes by everyone from Balenciaga to Marc Jacobs, then snapped up an affordable canvas Corso Como tote bag created by Comme des Garcon designer Rei Kawakubo.
10 Corso Como, 39-02-29-00-26-74
Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Books/Stationery, Gifts/Design
Type of Store: Boutique

la vetrina di beryl

Fashionable Milanese women often cite this footwear store (with an adjacent clothing boutique) as a favorite place to pick up sexy pumps, boots, and sandals. We spotted great choices from Costume National, Marc Jacobs, L'Autre Chose, and Miu Miu.
4 Via Statuto, 39-02-65-42-78
Products: Women's Clothing, Shoes
Type of Store: Boutique

Madina

This Milan-based company specializes in sleekly packaged, vibrantly colorful cosmetics. While there, pick up one of the nail lacquers (which come in more than 50 colors).
17 Via Meravigli and 23 Corso Venezia, 39-02-86-69-45 and 39-02-76-02-80-26
Products: Beauty
Type of Store: Boutique

naj-oleari

With a feel that's somehow more French than Italian, this casuals and beachwear shop stocks items to create the perfect weekend-on-the-Riviera wardrobe. Good picks: Syrian leather sandals in a rainbow of colors and tons of cute tees and beachwear for $75 and under.
8 Via Brera, 39-02-80-56-79-0
Products: Swimwear, Women's Clothing, Shoes, Bags
Type of Store: Boutique
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