Milan is Italy’s fashion capital and has a shopping scene to match, from the couture boutiques lining the central shopping district to the designer outlets within easy reach of the city. Here’s how to experience the best of Milan’s fashion scene.
This popular area is known as the “Golden Rectangle,” and you can shop or just admire the window displays from some of Italy’s biggest fashion houses on its pedestrian-only streets. Book a private shopping tour to gain the help of a guide to find treasures you might otherwise miss.
Milan’s Navigli district, south of the city center, draws visitors to its canals and art galleries. On Sundays, an outdoor market attracts shoppers looking for antiques, books, and clothing.
Designer outlets are usually located in the suburbs of Italy’s big cities, and there are several within easy reach of Milan. The Serravalle Outlets complex is about 58 miles (93 kilometers) from the city. It’s one of the larger outlets in the area with about 200 shops selling discounted merchandise.
FoxTown Factory Stores
The FoxTown Factory Stores are across the border in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, about 38 miles (61 kilometers) from Milan. There are about 130 shops to explore. Choose a day tour for independent shopping time without the need to rent a car or plan transportation.
Fidenza Village Outlets
Fidenza Village is about 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Milan, roughly the same distance from Bologna, so it’s a popular shopping day trip destination from both cities. This outdoor outlet center has nearly 100 shops to browse. Most outlet day trips come with VIP savings cards to give you even more discounts.