Top ChoiceFood & Drinks in Duomo & San Babila

Peck

Peck

Milan's historic deli is a bastion of the city's culinary heritage, with the huge ground floor turning out a colourful cornucopia of fabulous foods. It showcases a mind-boggling selection of cheeses, chocolates,...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

10 Corso Como

10 Corso Como

This might be the world's most hyped 'concept shop', but Carla Sozzani's selection of desirable things (Maison Margiela jewellery, Gucci bathers, Yayoi Kusama mugs) makes 10 Corso Como a fun window-shopping...

Top ChoiceFood in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Eataly

Eataly

A cult destination dedicated to Italian gastronomy, this three-level mega-emporium showcases the best locally sourced products, including artisanal gelato from Làit and mozzarella made fresh daily from Miracolo a...

Top ChoiceDesign in Navigli & Zona Tortona

Six Gallery

Six Gallery

A team of creatives have breathed new life into this formerly abandoned 16th-century monastery. Now an atmospheric design space, it's composed of a bistro, florist, and furniture gallery. The latter is run by an...

Top ChoiceStationery in Brera & Parco Sempione

F. Pettinaroli

One of Milan’s most historic outfits (with a plaque to prove it), Pettinaroli has been furnishing the city’s best desks and purses since 1881 with luxe monogrammed stationery, leather-bound diaries and...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Navigli & Zona Tortona

NonostanteMarras

NonostanteMarras

Brainchild of Sardinian fashion designer Antonio Marras, this eccentric concept store has an almost cinematic feel. Hidden in an ivy-draped courtyard, the industrial-style loft is artfully arranged, featuring...

Top ChoiceDesign in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Installed in a former tie factory not far from Corso Magenta, this iconic interior-design studio is a challenge to find. Once inside, though, it's hard to leave the dream-like treasure trove stacked with vintage...

Fashion & Accessories in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Brioni

Brioni

Founded in Rome in 1945, Brioni has been synonymous with luxury since the get-go. Its name comes from the beautiful Brijuni Islands in Croatia, a favoured destination of the European jetset. This three-floor...

Books in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Taschen

Taschen

Despite Taschen’s catalogue of beautiful books, it’s the interior of their Via Meravigli showroom that steals the show. Art books sit splendidly in steel cabinets and on a canary yellow, Corian-topped island,...

Department Store in Duomo & San Babila

Brian & Barry

Brian & Barry

From humble beginnings in Monza in 1924, Pietro and Maria Zaccardi built the Brian & Barry brand from scratch. Their impressive, 12-storey flagship store, designed by Giovanni Muzio, houses not only their...

Sports & Outdoors in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

43 Cycles

Alberto Crivellenti’s bespoke bicycle company produces the Rolls Royce of bicycles, using braze-welded steel; some have hand-sewn detailing in deerskin or alligator. Clients come here for a totally customised...

Vintage in Porta Romana & Porta Vittoria

Mania Vintage

Serious handbag aficionados need look no further than this superbly curated vintage store, which specialises in bags and accessories from high-end brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and Prada with...

Hats in Porta Romana & Porta Vittoria

Altalen

Milan’s hottest new milliners are Antonina Nafi de Luca and Elena Todros, who artfully craft Madagascan straw golf hats, towering silk turbans and custom-made berets at their tiny atelier. Their unique creations,...

Books in Brera & Parco Sempione

Libreria Galleria Demetra

Bibliophile Andrea Oioli’s beautiful book gallery is full of antiquarian treasures, collectable 20th-century editions and graphic artworks. Here, books aren’t simply conveyors of information, but art objects in...

Clothing in Porta Romana & Porta Vittoria

Camiceria Olga

Although Milan made prêt-à-porter fashionable in the 1960s, the made-to-measure habit remained ingrained and most Milanese have a personal seamstress or tailor to conjure their perfectly fitted clothes. Get in on...

Fashion & Accessories in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Larusmiani

Larusmiani

Metrosexual men the world over make a beeline for chic menswear and lifestyle store Larusmiani, which is home to heritage grooming experts G. Lorenzi. Kitting out aristocratic families since 1929, Aldo Lorenzi's...

Jewellery in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Pellini

Pellini’s original 1947 atelier and archive is a beautiful galleried space with parquet floors, granite pillars and vintage wooden cabinets. Dotted around the gallery on tables, mannequins and in cabinets are...

Fashion & Accessories in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Borsalino

Master hatter Giuseppe Borsalino opened the first store of what would become his empire in 1857. Still Italy's most famous headgear, the iconic rabbit-felt fedora with its natty grosgrain band is now worn by cool...

Fashion & Accessories in Navigli & Zona Tortona

Biffi

Biffi

Retailer Rosy Biffi spotted potential in the young Giorgio Armani and Gianni Versace long before they became household names. More recently, Biffi got Milanese women hooked onto US cult-brand jeans. She has a...

Accessories in Brera & Parco Sempione

Fabriano

Fabriano

Stationery lovers won't be the only ones going quietly ga-ga in this showroom which stocks the entire Fabriano line. Everything from plain notebooks to linen pencil cases to kooky leather keyrings are exquisitely...