DEPART­MENT STORES & SHOP­PING CEN­TERS

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12 The Brian&Barry Build­ing San Ba­bila

A 12-floor “ver­ti­cal dream”, start­ing from the base­ment and spi­ralling up­wards to the 9th floor, host­ing the ASOLA | Cucina Sar­to­ri­ale restau­rant helmed by chef Mat­teo Tor­retta, and the 10th floor fea­tur­ing a ter­race/lounge space. The mega­s­tore will host a se­ries of dif­fer­ent high-end prod­ucts and ser­vices in­clud­ing cloth­ing, food, cos­met­ics, de­sign ob­jects, jew­ellery and watches. Open daily 10am-10pm. www.the­bri­anebar­ry­build­ing.it. Via Durini, 28. T: 02 76005582. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

CityLife Shop­ping Dis­trict

The new CityLife Shop­ping dis­trict, the largest ur­ban shop­ping cen­tre in Italy, is lo­cated in a re­de­vel­oped ur­ban area that once housed Mi­lan's his­toric fair­grounds. De­vel­oped in col­lab­o­ra­tion with archis­tars like Zaha Ha­did, Arata isozaki and Daniel Libe­skind, CityLife is one of the largest ur­ban rede­vel­op­ment projects ever con­ceived in Europe. In ad­di­tion to in­te­grat­ing res­i­dences, of­fices, pub­lic parks, out­door spa­ces and ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties, the dis­trict hosts 100 shops and eater­ies: fash­ion, ac­ces­sories, cos­met­ics, well­ness, home dé­cor and high-tech are the star play­ers of its ex­clu­sive com­mer­cial of­fer. Open daily 9am-9pm. www.citylifeshop­pingdis­trict.it. Pi­azza Tre Torri. M5 Tre Torri. Map C2

Il Cen­tro

One of the largest shop­ping mall in Europe, Il Cen­tro boasts over 200 shops and bou­tiques de­voted to fash­ion, ac­ces­sories, gifts, home­ware, high-tech, leisure, beauty and well­ness - 25 restau­rants, a di­ag­nos­tic cen­tre, a sports cen­tre and few play ar­eas for kids. De­signed by the in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned ar­chi­tect Michele de Luc­chi, it has been in­spired by the an­cient Lom­bard courts. Lo­cated just 20 min­utes from the cen­tre of Mi­lan, it is eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from the Stazione Cen­trale via a con­ve­nient shut­tle ser­vice (pick up point Cen­tral Sta­tion-Pi­azza Duca d'Aosta – ticket on board 5 € re­turn or www.zanivi­aggi.it). Open daily 9am-10pm. www.cen­troil­cen­tro.it. Via Luraghi, 11 – Arese (MI). Off Map

Ri­nascente

A fab­u­lous depart­ment store over­look­ing the Duomo, a real part of Mi­lan's his­tory. 10 storeys with a re­fined and con­tem­po­rary am­bi­ence where shop­pers can find an ex­clu­sive se­lec­tion of fash­ion for men, women and kids, ac­ces­sories, beauty, lin­gerie, home in­te­ri­ors, food and de­sign. Ri­nascente Food & Restau­rants on the 7th floor fea­tures a Food Mar­ket brim­ming with rare del­i­ca­cies, all ori­gin con­trolled. It also of­fers vis­i­tors a choice of as many as nine bars and restau­rants de­signed to cover the en­tire spec­trum of taste (open 7 days a week un­til mid­night; ded­i­cated en­trances also on via Santa Rade­gonda, 1 and via San Raf­faele, 2. T: 02 8852471). Open seven days a week: from Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm; Fri-Sat 9.30am-10pm; Sun 10am-9pm. www.ri­nascente.it. Pi­azza Duomo, 10. T: 02 88521. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4

Scalo Mi­lano

Lo­cated ap­prox­i­mately 20 min­utes from the city cen­tre, this is a hub of fash­ion, de­sign and much more. Boast­ing ap­prox­i­mately 130 stores on one level (with the ex­cep­tion of the Food Court which has been de­signed as an arena be­low the street level) this new City Style Dis­trict prom­ises a unique shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence. It can be quickly reached by car or via the S13 Rail­way link (‘Lo­cate Tri­ulzi' sta­tion). Open daily 10am-8pm. www.scalomi­lano.it. Via Mi­lano, 5 (Lo­cate Tri­ulzi). T: 02 90470350. M1 San Ba­bila. Off Map

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