Milano is the naughty child of fashion and it loves glamour, luxury and bold styling experiments. Milano loves indulging. Just like we do. This is why we dive into the world of three of the best shopping locations in this city.
Brera design district is nestled in the historical centre of Milano, just a 5-minute casual stroll from the Duomo. It hosts so many niche perfumery houses and shops, that it seems the whole district smells like perfume. And with every step the fragrance background changes and surprises. One of the most distinctive concept stores in the city – Clan Upstairs – is located in Brera. 2 floors, 9 windows and 600 square metres, filled with established names in the fashion world, as well as such who are yet to attract a lot of attention. An influential space, which provokes us to become explorers, share ideas, inspiration and energy. Quite recently, Clan Upstairs has also opened a café, where extravagant cocktails are being offered by Brazilian bartender Eddie Morones.
10 Corso Como
Its address long ago gained the status of a sightseeing point on the map of Milano for all who are thrilled by fashion and art. A location which shot into space the notion of a concept store. 10 Corso Como houses all under one roof a gallery, a beastly boutique, a bookshop, a sleek bar, a fancy restaurant and a luxurious hotel. You do not need to be called Alice in order to feel like in Wonderland here. This place simply vibrates at a different frequency, makes you feel at home and does not let you get bored. No matter whether you are looking for a limited photo album, a pair of Coliac gloves or a strong cocktail in a stylish setting.
And don’t you complain about not being warned afterwards! The hands of your clock might go around the dial a few times before you want to go out of this paradise for shopping champions. There are very few places in the world which could offer such a good selection of brands and fashion houses, let alone presented in such an extraordinary way.
Every mannequin in the store looks like a work of art and seduces us to take the clothes off its back and put them on our own later. Excelsior Milano is located just metres away from the heart of the city – the Duomo. It spreads across 7 floors in the building of an old cinema and attracts with temptations for all senses – fantastic food, rare and hypnotising fragrances, fashion from all over the world, stunning jewellery, curious gadgets and way beyond. This is exactly what turns it into a must-stop for all connoisseurs of the top shopping locations in Milano.
Text: Alexandra Tosheva