In order to fight any further diffusion of COVID-19
, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others, even outdoor. A distance of a meter or so
must be kept - and a face mask
(better if surgical) worn - in case of any personal encounters.
Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, though bars, restaurants, shops and even museums began reopening from June 3
. Schools started again on September 14. Yet, though we kept our fingers crossed, a new lockdown
has been enforced starting from November 5. This second lockdown has been partially lowered stating from Sunday, December 13.
Official news at the YesMilano
.:. 10 Corso Como
A corner of old Milan. In spacious premises off the courtyard there is an eclectic and tasteful selection of unusual items, available in very limited numbers such as clothes, bags, fabrics, cushions, accessories, books, artifacts. An art gallery on the first floor, Galleria Carla Sozzani, houses some interesting exhibitions. As in every self-respecting museum, you will also find a cafè with outdoor tables and also a restaurant. Not to be missed, in case for the annexed B&B, too.
.:. 10 Corso Como branches are found in Seoul, Shangai and Beijing.
Corso Como 10
[+39] 02 29002674
.:. 10 Corso Como Outlet
The outlet of one of the most exclusive fashion shops in town. It is located at a five minutes walk from the relevant headquarters, -Carla Sozzani's famous Corso Como 10, a must-see anyway.
Via Enrico Tazzoli 3
[+39] 02 29015130
Lovers of camelhair, alpaca, mohair and cashmere will be spoilt for choice when making purchases here. Lots of shawls, sweaters and gorgeous blankets, as well as ready-to-wear apparel. Another shop at Via Sant'Andrea 11; showroom at Via Stendhal 36.
.:. Al Bazar
Six-digits phone numbers are now few and far between in Milan: they belong to houses or companies in existence for several decades. This is the case of the Bazar, a rock solid and very classic store of men's clothing. They care for style, disdain fads.
A small department store, offering the Emporio, Jeans and Junior lines as well as Giorgio's collection for the home, plus books plus flowers plus cafeteria plus sushi etc. More Armani shops in town are at Via Monte Napoleone 2 (Boutique), Corso Venezia 5 (Collections), Via Spiga 19 (Accessories), Via Sant'Andrea 9 (Home), Corso Vercelli 8 (Cosmetics) and at la Rinascente in Piazza Duomo.
.:. Atelier Bergnach
A variety of skirts in a variety of fabrics, colors and models, either prêt-à-porter or made to measure. In her tiny workshop, Elena Bergnach thinks of the skirt as an expression of language, poetry, art and sentiment.
Via Alessandro Tadino 15
Buenos Aires district
[+39] 02 45486744
An authentic multi-brand "boutique" (600 square metres designed by architect Gae Aulenti) carrying the latest and best in man and womenswear and accessories. Right opposite, their shop for young folk dressing casual.
It started some decades ago in Rome as a family business. Now its affordable and fashionable silk clothes are sold worldwide. Here in Via Dante you can also find smart silk pijamas and nightdresses. Another shop at Corso Indipendenza 10.
Via Dante 11
[+39] 02 86454266
You don't have to go to Rome anymore for a tailor's made suite by the name who pioneered the Italian Style back in the 1950s. Beloved by actors and monarchs, Brioni's shop is a men's outlet.
.:. Brunello Cucinelli
The Milanese flagship store of the famous fashion entrepreneur from Perugia. Cashmere was the original love in the late 1970s, but now Cucinelli's billion-Euros empire has gone global both geographically and materially. Don't worry, though, a sober portrait of Socrates still hangs in Cucinelli's personal office.
.:. Cavalli e Nastri
Reckoned to be one of the best places in town for vintage clothes and accessories. Dior, Chanel or Pucci are in stock along with bags, hats and period jewelry. Two other shops in Via Gian Giacomo Mora.
Via Brera 2
[+39] 02 89409452
.:. David Naman
The Milanese shop of a renowned Israeli fashion designer. Men's clothing only, for people, say, at most in their forties, with elegance and style but rarely in a classic mood.
.:. Diesel Planet
Selling jeans in the US: mission impossible. Stefano Rosso, Mr Diesel, made it. Of the thousands Diesel shops around the world, this is the flagship. A kid's corner is at Corso Vercelli 35.
.:. Dolce & Gabbana
A crescendo of popularity in the last few years for this couple of youngish designers - Madonna's favourite. The huge boutique was designed by the Brit David Chipperfield. Women's outlet at Via della Spiga 26; then, there's D&G at la Rinascente department store.
.:. Ermenegildo Zegna
Everything in the way of menswear, from dinner jackets to sailing attire, designed and made by one of the world's best and best known producers of yarns.
Wood, silk and cashmere provide a magnificent backdrop - amid winged horses (Pegasus is their logo) and paisley designs (their specialty) - for mens- and womenswear, leather goods and fabrics. Perfumes in Via Pietro Verri, corner Via Bigli.
Gemelli has turned into an empire: you can purchase a bow-tie or a cummerbund for your dinner jacket as well as excellent quality bathing trunks, costumes, jackets and knitwear for both women and men, at incredibly high prices.
.:. Gianni Italia
On the corner of Via Paolo Lomazzo, fashion clothing for men at an outstanding quality. Both classic and sportswear are for sale, with top brands such as Lacoste, Fay, Barbour, Brema, Woolrich, Canali and Harmont & Blaine.
The Milanese flagship store of the distinguished maison from Florence. Women and men clothing as well as shoes, bags, watches and jewels. Kids are also considered. Regularly open on Sundays, too.
The shop caters for those who love velvet and made-to-measure (but not only) clothing. It has exclusive sale of the Visconti di Modrone velvet, the finest in Europe, of which Guenzati stocks the entire range of thirty colors. And also a wide array of hats, scarves, ties, socks and the "root umbrellas".
In the parochial Italy of the early 1960s, Krizia was among the first to successfully launch the mini-skirt, knitted dresses and prêt-à-porter. Crazy Krizia, as the Americans nicknamed her, has been creating her zoological, architectural and geometrical sweaters and dresses for forty years now, with materials playing a role as crucial as design. The headquarters - or Spazio Krizia - are a magnificent period building opposite Palazzo Dugnani and the Public Gardens.
.:. Libero Milano
Almost an outlet, with fashion and classic men's clothing of good quality at interesting prices. This is one of the seven stores in town.
.:. Luisa Beccaria
The clothes hanging all around in a sugary setting might make you feel you have walked into a fabulous wardrobe. Top fashion creations and prêt-à-porter for the romantically-inclined and for kids.
Via Marco Formentini 1
[+39] 02 801417
.:. Luisa Spagnoli
Womenswear from a widespread domestic chain, named after Mrs Spagnoli - also founder in 1907 of the Perugina chocolate brand - by her heirs and successors. More Spagnoli shops in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele 69, Corso Vittorio Emanuele / Galleria San Carlo, Corso Vercelli 35, and Corso XXII Marzo 5.
.:. Mariza Tassy
Under the name of a grandmother who designed gowns in early 19th-century Istanbul, two sisters carry young designers' labels for womenwear. Among them, the housebrand Mariza Tassy plus Isabel Marant, Velvet, Kristensen du Nord, Forte_Forte, Les Prairies des Paris and Mes Demoiselles. Jewelry and accessories to boot.
.:. Mila Schön
A traditional name of Milanese fashion, this haute-couture house is famous for its elegant matching separates. Showroom in Via Solferino, Brera district.
Sweaters, reversible cardigans, raincoats, as well as tapestries and furnishing fabrics. The beautifully designed shop is alone worth a visit.
Out to shock no matter what it takes, their style is loudly broadcast with head-turning combinations for fabrics, colours and general store layout too. Another shop at Via Sant'Andrea 12.
.:. Mulino Docks Dora
Second-hand and new clothes with a 1960s flavour. Famous fashion names from the international design scene, as well as furniture, textiles and accessories.
Via VIncenzo Toffetti 9
Porto di Mare
[+39] 02 55213641
.:. Nir Lagziel
Knitted and hand-made dresses, tops and jackets for women only by the young Israeli designer now settled in Milan. One-off items.
Via Jacopo dal Verme 12
[+39] 02 86454166
This is the ladies-only store of the successful Milanese she-designer. Other Pradas at Via Monte Napoleone 6 (men), Corso Venezia 3, Via della Spiga 18 and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.
.:. Roberto Cavalli
The main Milanese outlet of the Florentine designer and his "animal brand," as fashion experts define it. The Just Cavalli line is at la Rinascente, and a Just Cavalli Café under the Torre Branca.
From Rome, a name now synonymous with gloves, of every possible kind and color.
Valentino was the first to unite the worlds of art and fashion with his famous show at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1982. Beautiful high fashion apparel for men and women made with fine materials in classic colors and sophisticated styles.
Four floors of menswear, womenswear and accessories to choose from. Versace was a master at seeking out new materials and applying experimental techniques to familiar fabrics. He collaborated with the Scala Opera house on costume design for several ballet productions.