A walk along Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II will make envious every fashion addict in the world. But where to go when you want to discover different shops, maybe some historic boutiques or concept stores dedicated to emerging designers in a city where fashion has been flowing in its veins since at least the seventies? Luckily we don’t have to go far, because the most renowned streets for an “alternative” shopping are just a few steps from VIU Hotel.
Starting from Corso Garibaldi, which, among other things, has been recommended even by Vogue as one of the best streets for fashion shopping in Milan, you can find excellent points of reference such as Giada Donna, a historic Made-in-Italy shoe store with a classic flavour. By going down the street we’ll find Ori di Bologna with its refined choice of bijoux and Midali on the Road selling articles of clothing and accessories with a slightly minimal imprint.
However, the real gem of the area is Lipstick Vintage, a haute-couture and retro-style designed garments shop. But there’s not only glam clothing to warm our hearts. Thoroughly sophisticated shoes, accessories and bijoux already shine in the distance in Lipstick’s shop windows.
If you’re still not satisfied with the countless shopping bags you’re going to bring home, you can continue on Corso Como, another famous shopping street. In addition to the very popular Pinko and Adidas, here you can find highly fashion-oriented concept stores. 10 Corso Como by Carla Sozzani has seen the transformation of the street itself over the years. Beyond the countless cultural events taking place precisely at this address, the store has to offer an infinity of clothing articles and accessories by the most popular brands in the world. For lovers of make-up and perfumes, the ideal sales point is Avery Perfume Gallery where you can find unique pieces with an artistic touch.
And after this long shopping day we can book a nice relaxing massage at the VIU Milan Hotel.