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An­tik Arte & Scienza

A small win­dow onto the an­cient world of sci­ence. Lo­cated just a few steps from Castello Sforzesco and Leonardo da Vinci's Last Sup­per, this wun­derkam­mer of af­ford­able an­cient arte­facts takes col­lec­tors and afi­ciona­dos on a voy­age of dis­cov­ery into the won­ders of the past. Here, in ad­di­tion to globes and nautical in­stru­ments, you can also find all kinds of brass and wooden in­stru­ments associated with the golden age of ex­plo­ration. Open Mon-Sat from 10am-7.30pm. Closed on Sun­day. www.an­tik.it. Via San Gio­vanni sul Muro, 10. T: 02 86461448. M1 Cairoli. Map E4

Ber­nasconi 1872

Lo­cated in the heart of Mi­lan, in via Man­zoni, Ber­nasconi 1872 is the Mi­lanese ref­er­ence point for the most ex­clu­sive Made in Italy cre­ations. In ad­di­tion to its ex­quis­ite, iconic sil­ver­ware, it now also stocks se­lected ar­ti­sanal prod­ucts made from only the high­est qual­ity nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing horn, leather, mar­ble and mother-of-pearl for home dé­cor pur­poses that can be cus­tom­ized to suit in­di­vid­ual cus­tomer re­quire­ments. All work pro­cesses are ex­e­cuted by hand by ex­pert Ital­ian ar­ti­sans who im­bue each ob­ject with sought-af­ter el­e­gance and al­lure, unique ob­jects to be used, loved and handed down from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.bernasconi1872.com. Via Man­zoni, 44. T: 02 86460923. M3 Mon­tenapoleone. Map F3

Christofle

Lo­cated in the heart of Mi­lan, ven­er­a­ble Parisian table­ware and home decor house Christofle has given its em­blem­atic bou­tique a sump­tu­ous makeover. All of its table­ware, home dé­cor, ac­ces­sories and jew­elry col­lec­tions, cus­tom­iz­a­ble on re­quest, are sold both at its bou­tique and at la Rinascente (6th floor). Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.christofle.com - pavil­lon.mi­lano@christofle.com. Bou­tique Corso Venezia, 6. T: 02 781948. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Culti Mi­lano

Fol­low­ing the launch of its his­toric show­room in corso Venezia 53, via Fiori Chiari 6 is the ad­dress of Culti Mi­lano's new Br­era-based bou­tique ded­i­cated to sought-af­ter home fra­grances. The store stocks the en­tire range of the House's sig­na­ture fra­grances, char­ac­ter­ized by its un­mis­tak­able style which fo­cuses on qual­ity, a care­ful se­lec­tion of only the finest in­gre­di­ents and painstak­ing at­ten­tion to de­tail, to per­son­al­ize both the home and the work­place with an aura of so­phis­ti­cated el­e­gance. Open Tues-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. www.culti.com. Via Fiori Chiari, 6. T: 02 36553875. M2 Lanza. Map F3

E. Marinella

UNIQUE Boast­ing one hun­dred years in the busi­ness, this Neapoli­tan em­blem of Ital­ian sar­to­rial so­phis­ti­ca­tion has two sales points in Mi­lan: a bou­tique in via Man­zoni (Quadri­latero district) and an ate­lier in via Santa Maria alla Porta (Ma­genta area). The bou­tique car­ries a full as­sort­ment of all the brand's prod­ucts: from its inim­itable ties that have made it fa­mous to a vast range of ac­ces­sories

(small leather goods, per­fumes, eye­wear, cuff­links and watches), all ac­cou­trements de­signed to com­plete the wardrobes of style savvy men and women. The bou­tique also has a cor­ner ded­i­cated to be­spoke footwear made by Sti­va­le­ria Savoia (see list­ing). In ad­di­tion to ready-to-wear col­lec­tions, the ate­lier of­fers a cus­tom-made ser­vice for those in search of hand­made ties, shirts, suits and shoes. www.marinel­lanapoli.it. Bou­tique: Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Via Man­zoni, 23. T: 02 89010842. M3 Mon­tenapoleone. Map F4 • Ate­lier: Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Via Santa Maria alla Porta, 5. T: 02 86467036. M1 Cor­du­sio. Map E4

Lego® Store

NEW A unique ‘play­ground' for old and young alike, the new store of­fers a wealth of in­no­va­tive op­tions in­clud­ing ta­bles full of Lego brics in all shapes and sizes and an ‘im­mer­sion por­tal' con­sist­ing of a large trans­par­ent dis­play case that chil­dren can en­ter in or­der to get a close-up view of unique scale mod­els cre­ated with the fa­mous bricks. It also fea­ture new dig­i­tal el­e­ments in­clud­ing the Lego ‘Minifig­ures Scan­ner', the ‘Di­gi­box', the largest ‘Pick a Brick' in Italy and the monthly ‘Mini Model Build' event. Then, a pre­view of Lego creator Ex­pert sets. Open daily 10am-8pm. www.lego.com. Corso Mon­forte, 2 cor­ner of pi­azza San Ba­bila. T: 02 76001670. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Maglia Francesco 1854

UNIQUE Among the nu­mer­ous ex­am­ples of Mi­lanese ar­ti­sanal ex­cel­lence, for five gen­er­a­tions this brand has rep­re­sented the apex of Ital­ian lux­ury and crafts­man­ship in the man­u­fac­ture of um­brel­las. At this ‘ate­lier of um­brel­las' in via Ri­pa­monti, time-hon­oured crafts­men keep alive the art of hand­craft­ing um­brel­las for women, men, chil­dren, gar­dens, beaches, cer­e­monies and spe­cial oc­ca­sions, us­ing in­fi­nite com­bi­na­tions of nat­u­ral wood, leather, metal, in­serts, fab­rics and han­dles, in dif­fer­ent frame sizes. One of the work­shop's spe­cial­ties are its sin­gle shaft um­brel­las mounted on solid sticks and crafted in ch­est­nut, ash, birch, Malacca, ap­ple, maple, bam­boo, cherry wood, wild cherry wood, olive, hick­ory and wal­nut. Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-

5.30pm; Sat 9.30am-12.30pm (by ap­point­ment). Tele­phone for out-of-of­fice ap­point­ments. www.om­brel­limaglia.eu. Via Ri­pa­monti, 194. Tram line 24, stop ‘Via Ri­pa­monti via Noto' (de­par­tures from M1-M3 Duomo, M3 Mis­sori, Corso di Porta Ro­mana and Cro­cetta). T: 02 55219333. Off Map

Stefania Parisini Ate­lier

Lo­cated on the out­skirts of Mi­lan, this mod­ern­day ate­lier cater­ing to be­spoke made-to-mea­sure women's cloth­ing, is a place where art meets modern fash­ion. The Stefania Parisini Ate­lier of­fers ex­clu­sive, unique mod­els (no two gar­ments are alike) that high­light the best traits of each cus­tomer. Stefania, the de­signer, uses her long­stand­ing artis­tic ex­per­tise to cre­ate ex­clu­sive, dis­tinc­tive ap­parel de­signed to make ev­ery cus­tomer feel like a queen. www.ste­fa­nia­parisini.com. Viale Par­ti­giani, 31 cor­ner of viale Ful­vio Testi (Cinisello Balsamo). By ap­point­ment only: to make an ap­point­ment, call be­tween 9am and 5pm, T: 02 23167434). From April, cus­tomers can pur­chase ready-to-wear gar­ments di­rectly from the ate­lier which of­fers a wide choice of ex­clu­sive ap­parel and free cus­tomiza­tions.Off Map

Tesla Store

The show­room for cus­tomers and fans of the Palo Alto-based Californian brand has re­placed its pre­vi­ous space in via Cerva (pi­azza San Ba­bila area). Here afi­ciona­dos can admire the lat­est 100% elec­tric ve­hi­cles launched on the mar­ket by the US au­to­mo­tive com­pany. Tesla's pres­ence con­tin­ues to grow in Italy, with more than 20 su­percherger sta­tions which fa­cil­i­tate recharg­ing dur­ing road trips and more than 90 Des­ti­na­tion Charg­ing con­nec­tors, which com­plete its network and serve as an ad­di­tion to stan­dard do­mes­tic recharg­ing. Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. www.tesla.com. Pi­azza Gae Au­lenti, 4. T: 02 82950774. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS. Map F2

The Mer­chant of Venice

A his­toric brand epit­o­miz­ing the Vene­tian art of perfume-mak­ing, has an el­e­gant, new store in Br­era. Its neo-Gothic dé­cor and or­na­men­ta­tion re­flect the typ­i­cal style of an­cient Vene­tian ‘palazzi'. The Mer­chant of Venice car­ries a lux­ury line com­pris­ing a wide range of ex­clu­sive fra­grances for men and women, bath and body col­lec­tions, home fra­grances and ac­ces­sories in el­e­gant fla­cons based on the an­cient de­signs of renowned Mu­rano glass blow­ers. www. the­mer­chantofvenice.com. Open Mon-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm. Via Br­era, 4. T: 02 80581268. M2 Lanza. Map F4

Valli Tes­suti Alta Moda

Valli Tes­suti Alta Moda has opened its new bou­tique in the famed Quadri­latero della Moda, just steps away from Teatro alla Scala. A Mi­lanese ref­er­ence point that, since 1907, has of­fered its clien­tele the best Made-in-Italy fab­rics in­spired by the most beau­ti­ful haute couture col­lec­tions. The store car­ries a vast as­sort­ment of pre­cious, sought-af­ter cuts to make el­e­gant dresses, prêta-porter and cer­e­mony at­tire both for men and women but also coats, shirts and bridal gowns. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 9.30am-7pm. Via G. Verdi, 2. val­lites­suti.com. T: 02 782124. M3 Mon­tenapoleone. Map F4

Ziio

For more than 20 years, Ziio has cre­ated jew­elry made from nat­u­ral semi-pre­cious stones, Mu­rano glass and sil­ver. Boast­ing a unique, orig­i­nal style, in­spired by the old­est cul­tures in the world, each and ev­ery one of Ziio's pieces are crafted by hand. From ‘vin­tage' jew­elry to new col­lec­tions, pre­sented at lead­ing fairs in the sec­tor across Europe, to more pre­cious, unique pieces in gold and pre­cious stones in­clud­ing ru­bies, emer­alds and aqua­marines, each prod­uct is strictly Made-in-Italy. The brand's stand­alone bou­tique is lo­cated in the pic­turesque district of Porta Nuova-Isola, a neigh­bour­hood with a strong lo­cal heart where small shops co­habit side-by-side with some of Mi­lan's coolest hang­outs. Open Mon-Fri:

10.30am-2.30pm/3pm-7pm; Sat 10.30am-7.30pm. www.ziio.eu. Via De Castil­lia, 20. T: 02 36706771. Map F1

The new Pi­lot's Watch Chrono­graph by IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN is ded­i­cated to French pi­lot and au­thor An­toine de Saint-Ex­upéry.

STEFANIA PARISINI See page 46.

ZIIO See page 46.

GIÒSA MI­LANO See page 42.

VIBRAM See page 47.

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