Located just a short distance from the centre, Milan's metropolitan area offers countless opportunities for a stylish shopping experience. Discover the best fashion, design and food at the city's new shopping districts and malls chosen especially for you
The best fashion, design and food at the city's new shopping districts and malls.
CITYLIFE SHOPPING DISTRICT This is the largest urban shopping centre in Italy, opened on 30 November 2017. • WHERE: located at the CityLife district (M5 Tre Torri), one of the most important urban redevelopment projects in Europe which includes three skyscrapers designed by world-renowned archistars Arata Isozaki, Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind (under construction) and a vast green space. • WHAT: the 32,000 sq.m. complex boasts 100 commercial units including shops (open daily 9am-9pm), restaurants, a multiplex cinema, a supermarket, medical centres, pharmacies, newsstands and drycleaners. Several leading retailers have chosen CityLife to debut their brands in the Italian market, including household furniture retailers Habitat and Democracy Design, the first flagship store of Huawei and a new R-Store Apple Premium Reseller, the first Nashi Argan Salon in the world, dedicated to skin and hair care, the first Juneco beauty clinic and the first DM Drogerie Markt. Other brands launching in Italy for the first time are Sophie 4 Kids and Chantelle Lingerie, plus an additional 40 luxury brands, and four new eateries, including Calavera, East River Brooklyn Brewery, Roadhouse Meatery and Sweet, which will complete the centre's extensive, cosmopolitan enogastronomic offer. • NOT ONLY SHOPPING: the centre aims to become an entertainment hub. Here you can find the new CityLife Anteo, a spin-off of the Anteo Palazzo Cinema (corso Como district) which has already been a big hit with both locals and tourists since it now offers top-level films in original language versions. http://citylifeshoppingdistrict.it
IL CENTRO Established in 2016, Il Centro in Arese is one of the largest shopping complexes in Europe (93,000 sq.m.), based on a unique project by internationally renowned architect De Lucchi. • WHERE: situated in Arese (via Luraghi, 11), Il Centro is located just 15 km from the centre of Milan (30 minutes) and can be accessed via a shuttle service from the Central Station-Piazza Duca D'Aosta (M2-M3 Centrale FS). Tickets cost €5 and can either be purchased online at www.zaniviaggi.it or onboard the shuttle. • WHAT: this go-to destination for shopping and recreational activities (open daily, 9am-10pm) features two floors hosting more than 200 stores, plus 25 restaurants, a covered play area for children, a baby-sitting service, free Wi-Fi, an information office, tax-free shopping and 10,000 parking places. www.centroilcentro.it
SCALO MILANO Established in 2016, Scalo Milano is a metropolitan shopping village (31,000 sq.m.) located just 15 minutes from the centre of Milan. The most unique “design district” in Europe, the Scalo Milano mall offers visitors myriad shopping and lifestyle experiences including the best design and fashion brands, but also good food. This is a must-visit destination for a day of shopping in style, the perfect place to enjoy a spot of retail therapy, bag bargains and tap into innovative ideas. The shopping village hosts 130 fashion and design brands, with new collections and discounted products from 30% to 70% all year round. • WHERE: situated in Locate di Triulzi (via Milano, 5), Scalo Milano is located just 15 minutes from the centre of Milan (railroad link S13 line, every 30 min., direction Pavia, Locate di Triulzi stop) and can be accessed via a Zani Viaggi shuttle service from the Central StationPiazza Duca D'Aosta (M2-M3 Centrale FS) and from largo Cairoli (M1 Cairoli-M2 Lanza). ThursFri-Sat-Sun, 10.30am and 2pm (40 min. travel time). www.zaniviaggi.com • WHAT: featuring a great selection of fashion, design and food, Scalo Milano is home to more than 130 boutiques of the world's finest fashion and lifestyle brands, including Cavalli Class, Karl Lagerfeld, Fratelli Rossetti, Baldinini, A. Testoni, a Ferrari store and more. Other highlights include accessories, cosmetics and sporting goods, restaurants and cafés as well as the showrooms of leading interior décor and home furnishing brands (Alessi, Kartell, Cassina, Dada, Cappellini…). Open daily: Design and Fashion areas Mon-Sun 10am-8pm; Food area 10am-10pm. Non EU residents can reclaim any VAT paid on items purchased here. www.scalomilano.it
CityLife Shopping District
CityLife Shopping District