Often described as the first-ever concept shop, Corso Como 10 is a Milanese institution in the truest sense. Founded by Carla Sozzani (the sister of late Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani), the multi-level Moscova-area shop houses a boutique, art-book store, café and gallery. Known for its impeccable curation and whimsical store design by artist Kris Ruhs, Corso Como 10 is the place to go for high fashion and top-level gifts.
Milan is right up there with London and Paris when it comes to Europe’s premier shopping destinations, but this Northern Italian powerhouse does things a little differently. The Milanese love to splash the cash on looking good, and the old adage of ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans’ can probably be replicated here; when in Milan, try to look as good as the Milanese. No easy task, but effort counts.
Milan is a ‘shop til you drop’ sort of place, although you’ll be expected to pick yourself up and shop a little more. It isn’t all about the big names, visitors will find a thriving boutique and independent shopping world, and our guide to the best shopping in Milan will help uncover those spots. Much like its restaurant scene, shopping in Milan is a ‘something for everyone’ experience that ticks all the boxes.