Souvenirs from Milan: A Quick Luxury Shopping Guide – Milan is perfect for treasure hunting. From high-end luxury brands to vintage and independent boutiques, the capital of fashion and design houses the most exclusive shops and brands. If, by any chance, you are spending a few days in the city, don’t waste the opportunity of indulging yourself with a little shopping spree. Are you looking for an extra special gift or want to buy yourself the perfect souvenir? According to Interior Design Magazines, here is where you can find it!
Souvenirs from Milan
A Quick Shopping Guide For Selective Buyers
Milan is a top destination for all things design related. It is the place to be, especially in April, during the Design Fashion Week, when the city hosts Fuorisalone and Salone del Mobile, the two major sector’s defining events.
Whether you are in Milan for business or pleasure (and why not both?), you don’t want to leave town empty-handed, especially when the offer is that good! Looking for souvenirs from Milan? Check out our quick shopping guide for the most exclusive shops.
ANTONIA, the Fashionista’s Paradise
Located inside Palazzo Cagnola, one of the city’s landmarks, the upscale concept store founded by Antonia Giacinti is surely worth a visit! Not only its interiors are splendorous but also everything the shop has to offer, from avant-garde fashion to high-end Italian established brands (Balenciaga, Bottega Venetta), is flawlessly curated.
The Number 5 of Via Cusani, in the trendy Brera district, with its marble gorgeous floor and contemporary design furniture is a must-go-to location for design lovers and bold fashionistas.
GINORI, Exquiste Porcelain Objectes
Located in Piazza S. Marco, this flagship store is the perfect example of the elegance and attention to detail of Italian handcrafted goods. Ginori porcelains have been a part of the history of the country for ages: stunning objects that incorporate the tradition of ancestor manufacturing processes, perfected by the eternal pursuit of finer technics. Classic design elevated with a contemporary vision and a great understanding of tradition. Its shelves are filled with timeless pieces, from dinnerware to fragranced candles, you sure will want to take home.
BassamFellows, for Lovers of Fine Design
American designers Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows chose Milan to open their first shop, the BassamFellows Lifestyle Gallery. Why Milan? Well, this says much about the city and its dedication to design, as of the prestige of the work of these two renowned professionals. This sophisticated space in the Brera District, where the most exclusive boutiques and design studios are also located, showcases the brand’s distinguished furniture line and unique lifestyle objects. A proof that the city and this power-enterprising duo do indeed belong together.
PENNISI, for Jewlerry Aficcionados
Antique jewelry, Art Decó and small luxury objects can be found in Gioielleria Pennisi, a cult luxury location for a very exclusive clientele. Founded in 1971 by the diamond dealer and collector Giovanni Pennisi, nephew of jewelers and goldsmiths, the business stays in the family. Managed by Giovanni’s son, with the help of his wife and sister, the shop is a gathering place for antique and jewelry connoisseurs from all over the world.
LABSOLUE, Scented Souvenirs
For niche perfume appreciators that search a little beyond the obvious, we recommend a trip to LabSolue, a Perfume laboratory inside a post-industrial building, at the Magna Pars Suites, a perfume-themed hotel.
LabSolue derives from Marvin, pharmacy and cosmetology specialists, and the beautiful shop, in the old factory permisses, is a scented haven of freshness and poise. And because the olfactive memory is very powerful, there’s no how to go wrong with a scented gift.
PECK, Souvenirs You Can Eat
Edibles are always a very tasteful and practical solution to bring home some of the joys of la Bella Itália. Before living the city, gourmand travelers will want to stash into their suitcases Italian cheese, olive oil, and quality dried pasta. Peck, also a wine bar and restaurant in Via Spadari, is where you will find the most extraordinary Milanese delicacies.
In case you are wondering where design fit in this category, besides the classic retro vibe of the store, let us tell express in just one word a sentiment all geek designers will understand: packaging.
It’s a shame you can’t bring Milan back home, but you can try to capture some of its essence in the shape of a precious souvenir. Fashion garments, furniture design, exclusive porcelain objects, stunning unique pieces of jewelry, niche perfumes, and, of course, some edibles, all made in Italy, are among our top picks
Did you like our shopping guide to where to find the most special souvenirs from Milan? Do not hesitate to attend all these beautiful spaces that reflect its founders’ passion for the art of fine design. At Interior Design Magazines we can’t wait to pack our bags and return to all of them!