The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Milan? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.
African Oriental Craft – Everything from the world
“African Oriental Craft” is a Milan that has an incredible charm, like it’s from the Arabian Nights! I love this shop because it has a real story…
Full Article by Matteo Banchi
Alzaia Naviglio Grande 4 – Milan’s loveliest yards?
“Alzaia Naviglio Grande 4” is easily one of my favorite spots of Old Milan. These courtyards are perfect examples of the old ‘case di ringhiera’…
Full Article by Susanna Baggio
Bastard Store – Skaters’ paradise
“Bastard Store” is a mix of sports, arts and shop centered around skating in Milan. This impressive multi-purpose hall is in a former cinema from the ’40s.
Full Article by Elena Berneschi
Björk Swedish Brasserie – Love at first sight!
“Björk Swedish Brasserie” Milan is a restaurant with as impeccable a design, decor & service as its cooking. When I first walked out, I was like “jackpot!”
Full Article by Carmen Condeescu
Brandstorming – Cool design items you do (not) need
“Brandstorming” in Milan is a little concept store dedicated to craftsmanship & design made in Italy. There is wonder in most everything I see here…
Full Article by Michela Susanna Maier