Br­era

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Cab it to fishy ap­ero dish Da Clau­dio (see Bars) at Via Cu­sani, 1 ( M: Cairoli, exit Via Cu­sani, with UNA Ho­tel on your right and walk down to­wards the huge bill­board), say­ing ciao to An­to­nia at #5 / 02 86998340, prima donna of shoes and bags, and, on the cor­ner of Via Ponte Vetero op­po­site, ul­tra funk footwear la­bel Golden Goose Deluxe Brand at #1 / 02 89011921. Exit left and ei­ther keep left, head­ing up Via Sac­chi to reach the di­vine Vin­tage Delir­ium at #3 (see Stand­out Stores), and de­signer sus­tain­able and sal­vaged tim­ber furny at #5 En­vi­ron­ment / 02 91270992. Or, cross Ponte Vetero and head right, then turn left into Via dell’Orso. On the right is Par­ronchi at #9 / 02 72023654 / with C.19th20th Euro­pean paint­ings, then on the left at #12 is An­tichi Vizi / 02 8056474 / with an­tique smok­ing and drink­ing ac­cou­trements. Exit An­tichi Vizi left and then turn left into Via Br­era. At #2 is Roberto Musso / 02 89092248 / with bright, hand­sewn silk dresses; art and de­sign gallery Anna Maria Con­san­dori / 02 72021767; plus a branch of Cavalli & Nas­tri / 02 72000449 / who made vin­tage hip. Next up at #6 are Profumo, with a bounty of whiffs, and trad sta­tion­ers Riga Dritto / 02 8052242, then at #8 is Massimo Alba / 02 72093420 / for su­per soft and sty­ley cash­mere (m/w). Take the next left, Via del Carmine, and ei­ther twirl left into Via Cio­vasso to seek the hides at Giòsa (see Adv. Shop.), or keep walk­ing and fol­low the street right into Pi­azza del Carmine. Stop first at an­tique-chic L’Oro dei Far­loc­chi at #11 / 02860589, then at Santa Maria del Carmine church on the right (to con­fess your sins af­ter pol­ish­ing off squisito hand­made truf­fles from Cioc­co­lato Puro / 02 86915731 / be­hind you), then happy hour sips await at Café Marc Jacobs at #6. Push straight on and left into Via Ponte Vetero to pick up wrist candy at vin­tage cuff­link and cos­tume jew­eller Demaldé at #22 / 02 86460428, then cross over to find a dap­per stash of sta­tionery that can be per­son­alised at #17 Fabri­ano / 02 76318754. Re­trace and make a right im­me­di­ately af­ter the Pi­azza into pic­cola Via Madon­nina, with Crazy Art at #11 on the left stock­ing an­tique eclectibilia, plus Diego dalla Palma at #15 for flaw­less makeovers (see Spa). At the in­ter­sec­tion with Via Marco For­men­tini, look across into Luisa Bec­ca­ria’s / 02 863807 / glass win­dows full of femmy day and cock­tail frocks at #1. Exit Luisa right, the street be­comes Via San Car­po­foro, and pause to rum­mage through the pre-loved ap­parel at #6 Il Cameo il Bello del Vin­tage / 349 2448263. Re­trace to Luisa, make a left then right into Via Fiori Chiari for trad and her­bal cha ped­dlers #24 Kusmi Tea / 02 8909 3956; sum­mery sandals n’ clogs at #16 L’Autre Chose / 02 36708738; or­ganic grape and vine-based beauty prods from French brand Caudalie at #14 / 02 36745540; and Rober­tae­basta at #3 / 02 866805 / on the right has C.20th furny and glass, spe­cial­is­ing in Lib­erty and Art Deco (the main gallery is ahead on the left at #2 / 02 861593). Whistlewet­ting time? Bar Br­era is on the cnr with Via Br­era, handy for ba­sic lunches. It’s also pop­u­lar with the arty kids from L’Ac­cademia di Br­era di­ag­o­nally opp. – you can watch their classes in the stu­dios, in the Pi­na­coteca di Br­era (see Act).

From Bar Br­era turn left, and ei­ther turn right at Via Pon­tac­cio and left into Pi­azza San Marco for Su­per at #1 / 02 65560774 / filled with fash­ion­ista brands, or cross Pon­tac­cio, straight into Via Solferino, where on the right you’ll spy on­trend foot candy at #2 Le Solfer­ine / 02 6555352. Next, you’ll meet Via An­cona. On the left, pop a pizzette at Pat­tini; and on the right is #12 La Stu­pen­de­ria / 02 65560793 / for sweet kids’ togs. Con­tinue up Via Solferino for Kristina Ti at #18 / 02 653379 / on the right with cute biki­nis n’ beachy frock­age, while opp. are silk, wool n’ cash­mere scarves at Faliero Sarti at #11 / 02 8053223. Breeze on through the square (Largo Treves) for bi­joux by daugh­ter and father duo Gi­olina e An­gelo at #22 / 02 653770 / in gold and more. Ei­ther exit right and sashay on for Nathalie Jean’s mod state­ment jew­ellery at #48 / 02 62086089, or exit Gi­olina left and take the first left into Via Balzan for Ar­gen­te­ria Dabbene (see Adv. Shop.). Exit right, and you’ll soon meet Via San Marco. Push straight on and the street beomes Via Mon­te­bello, with bella Fio­raio Bianchi (see Lunch) at #7. Al­most time to rest those gams, but first take the next left into Via San Fermo for Oro, In­censo e Mirra at #15 / 02 6554492 / with col­lectibles and global vin­tage jew­els. Finito, Giorgio!

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