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Top Choice Food & Drinks in Duomo & San Babila

Peck

Milan's historic deli is a bastion of the city's culinary heritage with three floors below ground dedicated to turning out the fabulously colourful display of foods that cram every counter. It showcases a mind-boggl…
Top Choice Food in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

Eataly

A cult destination dedicated to Italian gastronomy, this 5000-sq-metre emporium showcases the best, locally sourced products over four huge floors, including small craft-beer producers, specialist gelato from Làit a…
Top Choice Stationery 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 with luxe monogrammed stationery, leather-bound diaries and hand-stitched purses and…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Aspesi

The size of this Antonio Citterio–designed shop is a clue to just how much Italians love this label – Aspesi outerwear is de rigueur for mountain and lake weekends, while its smart casual wear helps you segue back t…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Navigli & Zona Tortona

NonostanteMarras

Brainchild of Sardinian fashion designer Antonio Marras, this eccentric concept store hidden in an ivy-draped courtyard is full of magpie artefacts, books and Marras' creative, colourful clothes. Come here to find s…
Top Choice Homewares in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

Installed in a former tie factory in the Magenta district, 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 and co…
Fashion & Accessories in Quadrilatero d'Oro & Porta Venezia

Brioni

Founded in Rome in 1945, Brioni has been synonymous with luxury since the get-go. The name was 'borrowed' from the beautiful Brijuni Islands in Croatia, a favoured destination of the European jetset. This three-floo…
Fashion & Accessories in Porta Garibaldi & Isola

10 Corso Como

This might be the world's most hyped 'concept shop', but Carla Sozzani's selection of desirable things (Lanvin ballet flats, Alexander Girard wooden dolls, a demi-couture frock by a designer you've not read about ye…
Books in Corso Magenta & Sant'Ambrogio

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, while …
Fashion & Accessories in Como

Lopez Vintage

On one of Como's most atmospheric streets, Lopez Vintage lures you in with its whimsical window displays. Inside, the tiny jewel box of a shop has elegant vintage pieces – slim-fitting dresses, oversized sunglasses,…