DE­SIGNER STORES

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Es­sen­tial des­ti­na­tions for de­sign shop­ping in the city.

10 Corso Como

A unique and ever-ex­pand­ing mix of sell­ing spa­ces grouped around a beau­ti­ful court­yard in Corso Como's pedes­trian area. Worth par­tic­u­lar note are the Gal­le­ria Carla Soz­zani, a book store stock­ing de­sign books, bou­tiques, must-have lux­ury goods, a café and a restau­rant. Open Mon-Tues-Fri-Sat-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm; WedThurs 10.30am-9pm. www.10cor­so­como.com. Corso Como, 10. T: 02 653531. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS. Map F2

Alessi

An “art fac­tory” which of­fers uten­sils and ac­ces­sories signed by some of the most renowned names in in­ter­na­tional de­sign. Open Mon-Sun 10am-70pm. www.alessi.com. Via A. Man­zoni, 14/16. T: 02 795726. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4

Ar­mani/Casa

In the many years since its lauch, Ar­mani/Casa has es­tab­lished a pure, mod­ern tra­di­tion where prag­ma­tism be­comes po­etry. A pre­cise aes­thetic sense per­vades ev­ery col­lec­tion by Gior­gio Ar­mani. Open Mon-Sat 10am-19pm. www.ar­man­i­casa.com. Corso Venezia, 14. T: 02 76260230. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Artemide

Lo­cated close to the his­toric Palazzo Poldi Pez­zoli, the shop is given over en­tirely to light­ing. Lamps and light sys­tems boast­ing cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy plus a de­sign con­sul­tancy ser­vice. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.artemide.com. Via A. Man­zoni, 12. T: 02 778712201. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4

Cargo

Home fur­nish­ings, books, per­fumes, can­dles, car­pets and a sec­tor ded­i­cated to trop­i­cal plants. An ex­otic open space re­con­verted from a fa­mous Mi­lanese in­dus­trial fac­tory but also a cul­tural cen­tre host­ing dis­cus­sions on art, food, mu­sic and games. Open Mon-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. www.car­gomi­lano.it. Via A. Meucci, 43. T: 02 2722131. M2 Crescen­zago. Off Map

Cassina

An el­e­gant, so­phis­ti­cated space, lo­cated in the highly cen­tral Via Durini, for a brand that boasts over 80 years in the in­dus­try. Open Mon 2.30pm7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.cassina.com. Via Durini, 16. T: 02 76020745. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Christofle

Christofle evokes in­no­va­tive mod­ern de­sign and the el­e­gance of times gone by with its beau­ti­fully crafted sil­ver cut­lery, table­ware, crys­tal jew­ellery and gift ob­jects. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.christofle.com. Corso Venezia, 6. T: 02 781948. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Danese

A small shop, with a vaguely un­der­stated air, for one of Italy's leg­endary de­sign brands. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am1.30pm/2.30pm-7pm. www.dane­semi­lano.com. Pi­azza San Nazaro in Brolo, 15. T: 02 58304150. M3 Mis­sori, M3 Cro­cetta. Map F5

Dri­ade

A cult store for the glob­ally de­sign-ad­dicted of­fer­ing fur­ni­ture, ob­jets d'art and ac­ces­sories de­signed by some of the big­gest names on the in­ter­na­tional de­sign scene. Lo­cated in the heart of Mi­lan, it is spread over an area of about 500 square me­ters on three lev­els and with a beau­ti­ful out­door area. The store em­bod­ies the spirit of the Dri­ade world: a 360-de­gree view on the world of liv­ing which com­bines po­etry and rigor and trans­lates them into a time­less, el­e­gant, and joy­ful prod­uct. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.dri­ade.com. Via Bor­gogna, 8. T: 02 799957. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

De Padova

A do­mes­tic place in­te­grated with the Boffi brand, where ar­chi­tec­ture, de­sign and in­te­rior de­sign are to­gether in an in­no­va­tive di­men­sion, with the usual style. It can­not be seen from the street, but the in­side ex­pe­ri­ence – mov­ing be­tween the two lev­els of 1100 square me­tres in to­tal, in the out­side/in­side con­nec­tion – re­calls the re­la­tion­ship with the city and its in­dus­tri­ous­ness. Open Mon 10am6pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www. de­padova.com. Via Santa Ce­cilia, 7. T: 02 777201. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Flos

A hall­mark sym­bol of de­sign ap­plied to light­ing. Since the Six­ties, it has of­fered el­e­gant light col­lec­tions re­sult­ing from col­lab­o­ra­tion with the best in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.flos.com. Corso Mon­forte, 9. T: 02 87011080. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Flou

Top de­sign­ers, qual­ity of manufacture and flex­i­bil­ity in prod­uct de­sign, make Flou one of the world-lead­ers in bed­room sys­tems. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.flou.it. Viale Regina Margherita, 10/12. T: 02 654245. M3 Cro­cetta. Map H5

Fon­tana Arte

The pro­tag­o­nists of this Ital­ian lux­ury light­ing brand are its lamps, crafted mainly from steel and glass, based on an idea of dis­creet, func­tional el­e­gance. Open Tues-Sat 10am-1pm/2pm-7pm. www.fontanaarte.it. Corso Mon­forte, 13. T: 02 871213872. Map G4

Gal­le­ria Ros­sana Or­landi

Opened in 2002 in a for­mer tie Fac­tory in the Ma­genta neigh­bor, it has been fore­cast­ing along the years new and up­com­ing de­sign­ers and es­tab­lish­ing the premise as one of the most revered plat­form for avant-garde De­sign and Life­style.

The space is ar­tic­u­lated in a not tra­di­tional way mix­ing to­gether, show­room, a re­tail store, of­fices and a court­yard for events and meet­ing. Gal­le­ria Ros­sana Or­landi has also rev­o­lu­tion­ized the way to present de­sign art pieces, show­ing them al­ways in real am­biances. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.rossanaor­landi.com. Via M. Ban­dello, 14/16. T: 02 4674471. M2 Sant'Am­bro­gio. Map D5

High Tech

A large multi-space em­po­rium sell­ing so­fas, book­shelves, fra­grances, note­books, lamps, kitchen­ware but also eth­nic fur­ni­ture and fash­ion ac­ces­sories. Orig­i­nal, in­no­va­tive home fur­nish­ings at af­ford­able prices. Open Mon 1.30pm-7.30pm; Tues-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. www.car­gomi­lano.it. Pi­azza XXV Aprile, 12. T: 02 6241101. M2 Moscova, M2-M5 Garibaldi. Map F2

Moronigomma

A Mi­lanese com­pany of long­stand­ing tra­di­tion, boast­ing over 80 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the pro­duc­tion of high qual­ity plas­tic ma­te­ri­als. It of­fers a wide as­sort­ment of home and of­fice equip­ment, orig­i­nal gift ideas and cus­tom­ized so­lu­tions. De­liv­ers all over the world. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10.30am-7pm. www.moronigomma.it. Corso G. Mat­teotti, 14.T: 02 796220. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Muji

Dis­tin­guished by its min­i­mal­ist de­sign and eco-friendly ap­proach, this store is a part of the fa­mous chain of “Made-in-Ja­pan” fur­ni­ture, cloth­ing and high-tech items, with 3 stores in the city (via Torino, corso Buenos Aires, corso Ver­celli). Muji's strat­egy is based on low-key de­sign and func­tion­al­ism at af­ford­able prices. Open Mon 11.30am-8pm; Tues-Sat 10am8pm; Sun 11am-7.30pm. www.muji.eu. Via Torino, 51. T: 02 809441. M1-M3 Duomo. • Open Sun and Mon 11am7.30pm; Tues-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 10am7.30pm. Corso Buenos Aires, 36. T: 02 74281169. M1 Lima. Map F5

Paola C.

The show­room is lo­cated in the court­yard of via Solferino 11 and hosts a table­ware col­lec­tion based on a youth­ful yet re­fined in­ter­pre­ta­tion. The Paola C. col­lec­tions of ob­jects made us­ing a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als are cre­ated by Ital­ian and for­eign de­sign­ers and artists un­der the art di­rec­tion of Aldo Cibic. His items are also avail­able at Savona 18 Suites (Tor­tona dis­trict), where you can buy vin­tage and con­tem­po­rary de­sign ob­jects. The hall of the ho­tel is a real gallery of art. Open Mon-Fri 10am-1pm/3pm7pm. Satur­day by ap­point­ment only. www.pao­lac. com. Via Solferino, 11. T: 02 862409. M2 Moscova. Map F3

Poltrona Frau

A sym­bol of Ital­ian ar­ti­san el­e­gance. In ad­di­tion to its cult leather arm­chairs, it also stocks a rich col­lec­tion of so­fas, beds, ta­bles, desks and ac­ces­sories. Open Mon 2.30pm7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.poltron­afrau. com. Via Durini, 1. T: 02 6570626. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G5 • Via A. Man­zoni, 30. T: 02 97070170. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4

Sawaya & Moroni

The show­room is lo­cated in a build­ing late '800 with win­dows on the cen­tral via Man­zoni and ex­tends over three floors con­nected by a dou­ble flight of stairs. It of­fers fur­ni­ture and, in par­tic­u­lar, chairs, dis­tin­guished by an eclec­tic, ul­tra­con­tem­po­rary style. The ex­hi­bi­tion of the ground floor is a par­tic­u­lar con­tainer that con­trasts the moder­nity of the pieces of Sawaya&Moroni col­lec­tion, de­signed by the most dis­cussed fig­ures and - at the same time - the most revered in the world of ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. www.sawayamoroni. com. Via A. Man­zoni, 11. T: 02 86395218. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4

Venini

The art of glass-mak­ing. The new col­lec­tions and the his­toric pieces of this brand founded in 1921 are show­cased against a neu­tral, min­i­mal­ist back­ground. Via Mon­te­napoleone, 10. Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm/3pm-7pm. www.venini.com. T: 02 76000539. M1 San Ba­bila. Map F4

Villeroy & Boch

The com­pany boasts years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the field of prod­uct de­sign and in­te­rior de­sign. Open Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.villeroy-boch.com. Via Mon­te­bello, 35. T: 02 65584928. M3 Tu­rati. Map F3

Ver­celli, 19. T: 02 48198656. M1 Con­cil­i­azione-M1 Pagano. Map C4

MIMÌ Brog­gian Mi­lano

An ex­quis­ite, jew­ellery brand by the Brog­gian fam­ily has its mono­brand bou­tique in via Gesù 3. A space dis­tin­guished by its el­e­gant, cos­mopoli­tan al­lure, dis­play­ing the brand's brightly coloured, uber-fem­i­nine col­lec­tions in niches carved out in the wall. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am1.30pm/3pm-7pm. www.mim­im­i­lano.com. Via Gesù, 3. T: 02 76281461. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map G4

Orologe­ria Luigi Verga

A point of ref­er­ence for high-end watch­mak­ing col­lec­tors and lovers man­aged by the Verga Fam­ily since 1947. The store car­ries the most pres­ti­gious brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Aude­mar Piguet, Eber­hard & Co., Pan­erai, IWC, JaegerLe­Coul­tre, Tu­dor and Hublot. Its cer­ti­fied up­per­floor work­shop pro­vides high-qual­i­fied watch re­pair and main­te­nance ser­vices. www.lui­giverga. it. Open Tues-Sat 10am-1.30pm/3pm-7pm. Via G. Mazz­ini (Pi­azza Duomo). T: 02 8056521. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F5 Open Tues-Sat 11am-7pm. Via V. Capelli, 6 (Pi­azza Gae Au­lenti). The store car­ries the most pres­ti­gious brands such as Patek Philippe, Cartier, Tu­dor, Pomel­lato and Mont­blanc. T: 02 6595775. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS. Map F2

PAN­DORA

PAN­DORA's con­tem­po­rary, hand-fin­ished jew­elry, crafted in high-qual­ity ma­te­ri­als and avail­able at af­ford­able prices is sold in more than 100 coun­tries world­wide. In ad­di­tion to rings, ear­rings, neck­laces, pen­dants, bracelets and charms, its most iconic piece, launched in 2000, is its com­pos­able bracelet of the ‘Mo­ments' col­lec­tion. Fea­tur­ing a va­ri­ety of more than 700 charms, it is de­signed to max­i­mize the in­di­vid­ual style of ev­ery woman. Launched in 2013, in­stead, the ‘Pan­dora Essence Col­lec­tion' is char­ac­ter­ized by sym­bolic stones and colours. The main PAN­DORA Stores in Mi­lan are lo­cated in via Torino, cor­ner of pi­azza Santa Maria Bel­trade (open daily 10am-8pm. T: 02 70109909. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F5), and in corso Buenos Aires, 33 (open daily 10am-8pm. T: 02 87034093. M1 Lima. Map H2). PAN­DORA has two other mono-brand stores in Mi­lan, in the com­mer­cial districts of ‘Pi­azza Portello' and the ‘CityLife Shop­ping Dis­trict', and two shop-in-shops at the Coin depart­ment stores in pi­azza 5 Gior­nate and corso Ver­celli.

Patek Philippe Bou­tique by Pisa Orologe­ria

The bou­tique rep­re­sents fur­ther proof of the per­fect har­mony be­tween the Pisa Fam­ily and the Patek Philippe brand, as well as their com­mon de­ter­mi­na­tion to of­fer clients an en­vi­ron­ment of ex­cel­lence for the Geneva master­pieces. Open Tues-Sat 10am-7pm; Mon 10.30am-7pm. www.patek.com. Via Verri, 9. T: 02 762081. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Pi­aget

Iconic Haute Hor­logerie and Joail­lerie brand Pi­aget has re­cently un­veiled its first Italy-based bou­tique in the heart of Mi­lan's fash­ion dis­trict. Its el­e­gant 250 sq.m. lo­ca­tion on two floors is dec­o­rated with oak wood floor­ing and pan­el­ing and gold-leaf covered chests il­lu­mi­nated by Mu­rano glass lanterns. The whole ef­fect is fur­ther height­ened by a gold-leaf mo­saic pat­tern which frames a win­dow dis­play vis­i­ble from the main en­trance. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am7pm. www.pi­aget.com. Via P. Verri, 10. T: 02 32164701. M1 San Ba­bila. Map F4

Pisa Orologe­ria Flag­ship Store

A watch lover's par­adise for over 70 years. A ground-break­ing ex­pan­sion project in­volv­ing the ad­di­tion of 1,000 square me­tres ded­i­cated to forty brands that have made the his­tory of Haute Hor­logerie, from the A of Aude­mars Piguet to the Z of Zenith. Pres­ti­gious time­pieces with par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the lat­est in­no­va­tions. As­sis­tance cen­tre and spe­cial­ized work­shop. Unique gift pack­ag­ing with de­liv­ery guar­an­teed to any part of the world. Open Mon 10.30am-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-1.30pm/2.30pm-7pm. www. pisaorologe­ria.com. Via P. Verri, 7. T: 02 762081. M1 San Ba­bila, M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map G4

Pisa Orologe­ria - Rolex Bou­tique

The Pisa fam­ily has al­ways been a fore­run­ner in the world watch sec­tor and now hosts the Rolex Bou­tique. The col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Pisa fam­ily and the Rolex brand goes back over 70 years. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www. pisaorologe­ria.com.Via Mon­te­napoleone, 24. T: 02 76317726. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4

Pomel­lato

Es­tab­lished in 1967 and hand­crafted by ex­pert gold­smiths, Pomel­lato col­lec­tions in­clude vi­brant coloured stones set in gold, ir­reg­u­lar cuts and ul­tra-fem­i­nine de­signs. Open Mon-Sat 10am7pm. www.pomel­lato.com. Via San Pi­etro all'Orto, 17. T: 02 76006086. M1 San Ba­bila.Map G4 • Via Mon­te­napoleone, 17. T:02 76014530. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Rocca 1794

Mas­ter jew­ellers and watch­mak­ers since the 18th cen­tury, Rocca rates among the first im­porters of lux­ury Swiss watches. A se­lec­tion among the most pres­ti­gious brands: Dami­ani, Rolex, Breguet, Ulysse Nardin, Omega, Cartier, Pan­erai, Pi­aget, Vacheron Constantin, Bre­itling, Jaeger-LeCoul­tre, Tu­dor, Gagà. Rocca guar­an­tees out­stand­ing lev­els of com­pe­tence and ex­pert skill­full con­sul­tancy. Open Mon-Sun 10.30am-7pm. www.rocca1794.com. Pi­azza Duomo, 25. T: 02 8057447. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4

Ronchi

Opened in 1929, it has be­come a pres­ti­gious ref­er­ence point for watch lovers the world over, al­ways com­bin­ing a pas­sion for high-end watch­mak­ing with a love for re­fined jew­ellery and on­go­ing re­search on fash­ion-for­ward and clas­sic trends. Among the most pres­ti­gious brands: Rolex, Tu­dor, Jaeger-LeCoul­tre and Franck Muller. Open Tues-Sat 10am-1.30pm/3pm-7pm. www.ronchi­gioielli.com. Via Gon­zaga, 5. T: 02 877449. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F5

Salvini

The new flag­ship bou­tique re­veals the world of this con­tem­po­rary fine jew­eler fea­tur­ing ex­clu­sive col­lec­tions, care­fully se­lected by ex­pert gemol­o­gists. Salvini's pieces are char­ac­ter­ized by the use of only the high­est qual­ity pre­cious stones, ex­pertly crafted by mas­ter gold­smiths from Valenza, home to some of Italy's best-qual­i­fied jew­elry ar­ti­sans. Class and so­phis­ti­ca­tion com­bined with the finest Ital­ian tra­di­tion are the main fea­tures of all its unique prod­ucts, ded­i­cated to a mod­ern woman in the sim­plic­ity of daily life. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 12 noon-7pm. www.salvini.com. Via Mon­te­napoleone, 25/3. T: 02 76340375. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4

Tiffany & Co.

This world-renowned jew­eller has ten bou­tiques in Italy: Mi­lan, Rome, Venice, Verona, Florence and Bologna. Lo­cated in the heart of Mi­lan, it car­ries an ex­clu­sive se­lec­tion of clas­si­cally sim­ple jew­ellery and gift items in per­fect keep­ing with the tra­di­tion of its fa­mous New York coun­ter­part founded in 1837. www.tiffany.it. Open Mon-Sun 9.30am8.30pm. Pi­azza Duomo Flag­ship Store. T: 02 89094202. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4 • Open Mon-Sun 10am-7.30pm. Via della Spiga, 19/A. T: 02 76022321.M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map F4 • Open Mon-Sun 10am 8.30pm. Shop in Shop c/o Ex­cel­sior Mi­lano. Gal­le­ria del Corso, 4. T: 02 76280561. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Van Cleef & Ar­pels

Re­spect for the past, a taste for beauty, a pas­sion for travel and a search for har­mony are the un­der­ly­ing val­ues that the Mai­son has con­tin­ued to up­hold since its cre­ation in 1906. Val­ues which though never los­ing sight of con­tem­po­rary styles nev­er­the­less con­tinue to en­cour­age an on­go­ing di­a­logue be­tween those who cre­ate the jew­ellery and those who wear them. A time­less rec­og­niz­able style de­fined by el­e­gance, fem­i­nin­ity and creative au­dac­ity are the hall­mark fea­tures found in all the col­lec­tions of this his­toric brand. For a cen­tury Van Cleef & Ar­pels have been fus­ing in­spi­ra­tion and tech­ni­cal prow­ess into cre­ations em­body­ing ex­per­tise, in­ge­nu­ity and tal­ent. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-7pm. www.van­cleef-ar­pels. com. Via P. Verri, 10. T: 02 7767951. M3 Mon­te­napoleone. Map G4

Cre­ated by Pa­trick Nour­guet for CASSINA, the ‘P22' wing­back chair takes the clas­sic tra­di­tions of chair de­sign and re­works them with a con­tem­po­rary, French twist.

The heir to the ‘Bon Jour' by Philippe Starck and the ‘Ver­sailles' can­dle-holder cre­ated by Bac­carat, the new ‘Bon Jour' ta­ble lamp by FLOS pays trib­ute to time­less el­e­gance.

Fea­tur­ing a del­i­cate, ori­en­tal-style sil­hou­ette, this wooden box with an in­laid alabaster lid by AR­MANI/CASA is called ‘Maya'.

De­signed in 2017 by Michele De Luc­chi, the ‘Donzel­letta' chair (right) blends seam­lessly into DE PADOVA's con­tem­po­rary spa­ces. A re­vis­i­ta­tion of the more clas­sic, sin­u­ous ‘Donzella', it fea­tures sleeker, more reg­u­lar pro­files which en­hance the ‘V' shape of its back.

A large, ir­reg­u­larly-shaped mar­ble top with rounded cor­ners and three square-shaped sup­ports that coun­ter­bal­ance the nat­u­ral light­ness of the sur­face give the new ‘Jane' ta­ble by POLTRONA FRAU its dis­tinc­tive per­son­al­ity.

In­fused with high-tech veg­etable in­gre­di­ents, this Day Cream from the new ‘Es­sen­tial En­ergy' line by SHISEIDO mois­tur­izes, soft­ens and re­fines the com­plex­ion for a health glow from within.

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