Old Made Good
Two DIY-minded girlfriends—one restores ’50s armchairs, the other turns antique coins into pendant necklaces—launched this store for homemade creations, vintage housewares, and witty cards. In 2013, they expanded to a 2,500 square foot space and did what any sensible people would do: covered every inch of the floor in gold glitter.
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Chiara Ferragni, the blogging sensation behind The Blonde Salad, gives us the lowdown on where locals go for the best gelato, vintage pieces and designer duds in Milano.
Milan is home to so many historic fashion houses, but one up-and-coming designer I’m really excited about is Massimo Giorgetti of MSGM. We met early in our careers and have been friends ever since—we bring each other good luck. Via Ponte Vetero 9, 39-02-3659-5680
Peruse bags and jewelry at Lipstick Vintage. I found the most amazing Chanel brooches there—I almost always have one pinned to my jacket. Corso Garibaldi 79, 39-02-6208-6165
When friends are visiting Italy for the first time I’ll take them to Cantina della Vetra for dinner. It’s very, very Italian—a really traditional dining experience. The gnocco fritto (fried bread) is a must-order, and you can’t go wrong with any of the pastas. Via Pio IV 3, 39-02-8940-3843
Get a scoop of delicious (and so photogenic) gelato at Amorino. The cones are designed to look like roses. Via Fiori Chiari 9, 39-02-9153-2598