A shopper’s dream or paradise any synonym is not enough to describe what emotions go through shopaholic’s minds when the words “Milan Shopping” is uttered. As Rome is for architecture; Milan is for shopping. Known as the fashion capital of world, the city attracts the elite fashion fanatics as well as those who prefer in cheap bargains. Modernism and Historic values survive in sync here as most of the high profile shops can be found under the roof of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. A 18th century structure it now encompasses the most expensive restaurants and stores as well as is the connecting link between Duomo and La Scala. You might not be the one who could get a front seat at the Milan Fashion Week, but surely can visit all the cream of the crop stores such as Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Valentino, etc. Milan doesn’t restrict itself to clothing but also is known for its craftsmanship which you can become a part of if you visit Piazza Santa Spirito or southern Milan. Fashion clothing, hats, leather shoes and accessories, furniture and related articles, etc, etc, etc. The list never ends and so does your shopping bill.
If you want a peek into how local Milanese really lead their daily lives regarding shopping, then one should head directly towards markets where along with bargaining and buying knick-knack you also get to observe an Italian character. The high pitch banter going on between sellers and buyers, the crowdie but exciting atmosphere of a market and the astonishing variety of articles available can really boggle you. The markets depict another side of Milan and also can be quite an inexpensive place to hound for gifts for families and friends. Most of these markets are weekly displaying anything and everything under the sun, be it furniture, vintage and fashion clothing, fashion accessories, antiques, collectibles, vegetables and much more. The Milanese and their markets guarantee you that you won’t leave disappointed