Best shops to visit in Milan: a dayplan

Experience the most luxurious shopping escape with our plan for the perfect day of designer shopping in Milan.

1. Breakfast of fashionistas: El Brellin

Start of the morning (fashionably late, of course) with brunch at El Brellin. Undoubtedly one of the best morning feasts in town, this former laundry house now gourmet restaurant’s breakfast is exciting and delicious.

The freshest ingredients, fine cooking, and a charming, classically Italian setting makes this a perfect way to prepare yourself for a day at the shops.

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2. Shop-stop: Quadrilatero d’Oro

No fashion-forward shopper should leave the city without a visit to the mecca of haute-couture that is the Quadrilatero d’Oro.

This famous square just north of the centre of town plays host to some of world’s biggest brands in fashion and design, including Versace, Chanel, Gucci, Armani and Prada.

With spectacular classic Milanese architecture accentuating the luxury boutiques housed within, there’s no better place to pick up some of the world’s most cutting-edge fashion.

3. Famous fashion: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Picture the most stunning and lavish shopping mall you can imagine. Now triple its luxuriousness and breathtaking architectural beauty and you might have the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

One of the world’s oldest shopping malls, the Galleria dates from 1867 and is the pinnacle of the splendour and glamour of that time. High glass domes over some of Milan’s most fashionable shops, including Prada’s flagship store dating back to 1913, and Belle-Époque design at its best, where the most fashionable of the fashion capital come to shop.

It’s also the ideal location for a café or a light lunch. Caffè Miani (Zucca) in particular, is an ideal place to soak up the Milanese charm and people-watch in style.

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4. Style serenity: Armani/SPA

Soak away your shopper stress in style at the Armani/SPA in the Armani Hotel Milano. Chic simplicity of design encourages maximum relaxation, as does the 1,000 sqm oasis devoted entirely to rejuvenating the body and spirit.

Designer therapies, MU, LIBERTÀ, and FLUIDITÀ offer unique, multi-sensory relaxation, and the bespoke programmes created just for you ensure an unmatchable bliss that a perfect way to recover from a day at the shops.

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5. Designer dining: Il Ristorante, Bulgari

Refuel yourself with one of Milan’s most indulgent gourmet meals at Il Ristorante in the Bulgari Hotel and Resort. Star chef Andrea Ferrero is a culinary magician, conjuring, in his Italian recipes, a spectacular array of delicate flavours that will astound and delight the palate.

These dishes are paired with a choice of over 500 fine wines, an vast array of champagnes and spirits, and the restaurants dramatically stylish atmosphere.

This is easily the most decadent way to finish off an ideal day of haute-couture browsing.

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