LUXE City Guides - Milan
Take the metro to Garibaldi, exit Viale Luigi Sturzo, and turn right into Corso Como district Porta Nuova, or have your cab drop you off at the Via Carlo de Cristoforis end of Corso Como. First zip up Piazza Gae Aulenti’s Unicredit Tower for wow city vistas, then back down onto the car-free strip you go, credit cards poised, to ramraid style Mecca 10 Corso Como (see Stand. Stores) with lovely garden for lunch in balmy weather. Upstairs on the left is Galleria Sozzani with ace bookstore. Poorer but happier, extract yourself and cont. left for label Mabel Boule de Neige / 02 62910777; opp. is accessories sis at #3. Back opp. is fash clan sup spot Alla Cucina delle Langhe / 02 6554279; then exit left for Boule de Neige for men; #2 Eral 55 / 02 6598829 / has urban-prep casuals (m); opp. is boho concept spot #3 La Maison Momoni / 02 63793466; and silk scarf sensation Telerie Roberto / 02 6599420. At the end, either turn left into Viale Monte Grappa for Terrazza Maison Moschino (see Bars), or, turn right into Viale Pasubio, scutter along a quiet stretch and the second right is Via Maroncelli, with sweet Antica Trattoria della Pesa / 02 6555741 / on the cnr for trad Milanese fare. First up on Maroncelli is Galleria M.K. on the right at #2 / 02 6551035 / 3-7pm Tue-Fri, 11am-7pm Sat / 40s-80s collectible designer furny and lighting; on the left are cosy resto Alessandro / 02 6592880; S.L.S. at #3 / 02 29063125 / for girly frocks, perfume and stiletto lust alla Ong et al, and froufrou lingerie by Fifi Chachnil; plus sober, elegant cuts (w) at #5 Isabella Tonchi / 02 29008589. Cont. for a riot of hues at spagnola Agatha Ruiz de la Prada / 02 29014456 / on the left for women’s and kidswear; on the right are sisters Edizione Galleria Colombari and Galleria Colombari (see Stand. Décor for both) at #10; dramatic leather, wood and metal décor at Wunderkammer Studio / 02 45496229; and Labo.Art at #14 / 02 36523461 / has asymmetric T’s. On the left are #11 Arzigogolo’s / 347 4355301 / customisable beady sautoirs, and mod art at #13 Galleria Vinciana / 02 29001116. Beverage time already? Sips await at Maison Moschino and 10 Corso Como, or grumbly tums get lucky at nearby mega mercato Eataly (see Gourmet). Delizioso!