Shopping in Milan

Hi everyone, it has been nearly 2 weeks since we came back from Milan, but I was too lazy to write anything πŸ™ˆ sorry! Anyway, better late than never.

It is needless to say that I was so excited to be able to visit my favourite Italian designer brands, as Milan is one of the world’s fashion capitals. So, as soon as we arrived in our hotel room and dropped the suitcases, I was on my way to Via Montenapoleone for Gucci. I have to say, I wasn’t sure of what to buy, but at least I wanted to go and see the possibility of customising your dionysus bag as it is only happening in Milan boutique at the moment. Quadrilateral d’Oro (the golden rectangle) is definitely the place to see and to be seen in Milan. It is a perfect destination for luxury shopping in the city, where you can also find Dolce and Gabbana, Prada, Gucci and Valentino’s flagship stores.

For a more historical shopping experience, we also visited Galleria Vittorio Emanuel II several times, but this place was so busy with tourists and it didn’t give me the same sensation of shopping Italian designers in Milan. May be, because there is a huge Louis Vuitton in the GalleriaπŸ™ˆπŸ˜Š. At the end, I did all my shopping from Quadrilateral d’Oro and I never even visited Louis Vuitton or Chanel. You can’t buy Chanel from Milan!!

There are also incredible amounts of unique clothing stores and outlets in other parts of the city. For example Dmagazine outlet on via Manzoni is selling luxury brands for a more affordable price. However, I get so overwhelmed in outlet stores because you never know where to find anything and it is a bit of  chaotic. I feel the same thing in TK Maxx 😬 so I never bother going there anymore!!

My over all Milan experience gave me a different kind of appreciation for Italian design and craftsmanship. Everything is exceptionally perfect in quality, designs are amazing and always interesting. Recently, my favourite items are all coming from Gucci, of course there is an undeniable immediate effect of creative directors as well as house names but still Italian quality is a fact, especially when it comes to hand bags and shoes. Plus heritage and name of houses are always more important than the power of creative director at the end. So this nice Milan trip helped me to give up on my Chanel obsession a bit, just a bit! πŸ™ˆ

It is an amazing city and I am sure that anyone who appreciates high end fashion would love Milan. I tried to observe what Milanese women wear in Milan, and I have noticed a few interesting things. May be some of you can remember years ago when Chiara Ferragni first started to write her blog and post pictures of her outfit, she was so obsessed with Tiffany heart collection and she had so many bracelets and necklaces. Well, now I know that it is not only Chiara’s special taste in jewellery but nearly every women in Milan has a Tiffany silver heart item !! 😱 I never seen anything like this in London, Milan really loves Tiffany.πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜Š

I am really hoping to visit Milan soon again, It is already in the list of my favourite cities.❀️ Next time,  also watching an opera in La Scala will be on my to do list. Unfortunately, the opera house was closed for summer so we missed this enviable experience.


Sarah x



  1. Really? I really thought tiffany heart was popular 10 years ago? I didn’t really like it back then either!… Maybe… I am so out of date 😳
    Shopping in Milan looks awesome! Your shopping always looks awesome 😍😍😍


  2. Hello! Did you find anything out about GucciDIY, you know the bag customisation? I’m really curious about it but I haven’t found anyone who’s written about it. I plan to go there myself later on this autumn, but I’d be very grateful to know a little beforehand. Thank you! ❀️


    • I wanted to get a customised one but they told me to wait until December so it takes up to 6 months to do it. That’s why I didn’t bother. Also it’s more expensive than usual bags. They have a fixed price for material groups so it doesn’t matter how many patches you want. Its all about what kind of leather you want etc.


      • Thank you for sharing. It’s a bit disappointing hearing that the waiting time is so long and that the price is higher, still I kind of expected that, so I can totally see why you decided to opt out on the bag. I think I’ll go visit the shop anyway during my stay in Milan, if not only to see all the pretty patches, though I suspect the GucciDIY no longer being an option won’t prevent me from leaving the shop empty-handed. πŸ˜‰


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