You could save money with one of our flights and this could come in handy if your break is for shopping in Milan, a city famed for its fashion!
The most exclusive area for shopping in Milan is the Quadrilatero della Moda, which houses some of the biggest names in Italian fashion. No visit to Milan would be complete without a trip to this world-famous shopping district. The people of Milan take their fashion very seriously and you will be forgiven for thinking that you have wandered into an impromptu shoot for Italian Vogue when you visit the Quadrilatero della Moda.
The district is made up of four connected streets, the most notable being Via Monte Napoleone. In this exclusive area of the city, you will find various fashion houses including Prada, Armani, Gucci, Versace and many more. It may not be suitable for everyone's budget, but the beautiful buildings and intriguing boutiques make the Quadrilatero della Moda a must-see during your stay.
Another important high-end Milan shopping location is the stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. This glass covered arcade contains some of the oldest shops and restaurants in Milan and houses many retailers selling luxury goods, including the flagship Prada store. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a noted tourist attraction in its own right but it also connects two of Milan's most famous landmarks, Milan Cathedral and the Teatro Alla Scala opera house.
After a wander around the more exclusive shopping areas of the city, you may wish to head off the beaten track to find some real designer bargains. Even in the markets you can find some designer classics, it may just take a little bit of extra effort to get yourself a Milan shopping bargain.
There are hidden treasure troves dotted around the city where you will be able to find catwalk cast-offs, warehouse returns and end-of-season stock to satisfy your designer needs. The outlets around the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, located around 200 metres from Milan Cathedral, are packed with bargains, while Il Salvagente on Via Fratelli Bronzetti is one of the most well-known discount designer outlets in Milan.
There are so many hidden shopping delights to explore, you could spend all of your stay seeking a bargain or simply strolling around some of the world's most exclusive shopping areas. The various markets are diverse and interesting too, and worth checking out for some real bargains. Many sell fresh local produce, craftwork, textiles, discount designer labels and much more.