I must confess I love markets in all their shapes and colors, especially when they are vintage! I am fascinated by the idea that a bag or chair have had previous owners and multiple histories behind them… The Milano East Market is a marketplace but mostly a nice hangout place where you can shop, eat, drink and make new friends!
The prices are fairly low and you can find just about anything from a Prada dress to an H&M sweater. Every edition usually hosts circa 300 different stands where you can purchase bags, clothes, collectors items, sunglasses, and unique furniture. Some vendors are professional while other ones are private individuals. If you get hungry while you shop, no need to worry as the East Market also has a dedicated area for food trucks where you can eat amazing burgers, vegetarian dishes and of course drink wine or beer for cheap! To keep the atmosphere going, they also often have a DJ playing live music!
As vendors start to leave around 20:30 and the market closes at 21:00 it is a perfect place to come for aperitivo to have a drink with friends and shop around. The schedule of the market (and sometimes the location) tends to change almost monthly so follow their Instagram and Facebook page to know when and where to go!