Where Milan - - SHOPPING -

table­ware and bath­room ac­ces­sories, plus a se­lec­tion of ex­clu­sive bri­dal gowns and for­mal wear. World­wide ship­ping. www. baci­home­and­ Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 4pm-8pm. Via G. Verdi, 5 T: 348 9212390 - 348 2467519. M1-M3 Duomo, M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

Chris Cerf

Lo­cated in the Ro­manesque heart of Mi­lan, in a pe­riod palace op­po­site the Basil­ica of Sant'Am­bro­gio, this el­e­gant, wel­com­ing space is ded­i­cated to women in search of some­thing spe­cial. Here, with the help of skilled ar­ti­sans, Chris Cerf, a de­signer who has been en­gaged in sourc­ing pre­cious fab­rics and for­got­ten pat­terns for the past twenty years, cre­ates unique, per­son­al­ized gar­ments. Items on of­fer in­clude printed silk shirts, printed vel­vet coats, em­broi­dered swimwear and printed silk or cot­ton dresses.Open Tues-Sat 10.30am-7pm. T: 335 6175013. M2 Sant'Am­bro­gio. Map E5

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. Via Fiori Chiari, 6. T: 02 36553875. M2 Lanza. Map F3

Daniele Gio­vani Mi­lano

A win­dow dis­play ded­i­cated to cov­etable Made in Italy ac­ces­sories for women by pres­ti­gious de­signer la­bels and emerg­ing, trendy brands. This must-visit bou­tique sells footwear, bags, bi­joux and niche per­fumes from sev­eral of Italy's best-known per­fume-pro­duc­ing dis­tricts. In or­der to em­pha­size the key role played by an ac­ces­sory in the cre­ation of a woman's im­age, the bou­tique of­fers a se­lec­tion of brands in­clud­ing Al­berto Guardiani, An­to­nio Alessandria Par­fums, An­to­nio Mar­ras, Bianchi e Nardi 1946, Bor­bonese, Ca­te­rina Luc­chi, Gior­gio Fabi­ani, Greymer, Ines de la Fres­sange, No­bile 1942, Or­ciani, Padovan Mi­lano, Pollini, Siberian Soup Ful­lART and Vic Matié. Open Mon 3.30pm7.30pm; Tues-Sat 10am-2pm/3.30pm-7.30pm. www.daniele­gio­va­n­im­i­ Corso Gen­ova, 13. T: 02 89415079. Map E5


Founded at the turn of the 20th cen­tury in the tex­tile district north of Mi­lan, lux­ury Ital­ian home­ware com­pany Fazzini is fa­mous for its house­hold linens. Fea­tur­ing a so­phis­ti­cated de­sign, its unique, high-qual­ity home­ware – in­clud­ing sheets, bed­spreads, du­vet cov­ers, quilts, bath­room ac­ces­sories and table­cloths – is a pure ex­pres­sion of su­perb Ital­ian crafts­man­ship. In ad­di­tion to its other ex­clu­sive col­lec­tions, Fazzini re­cently re­leased the so­phis­ti­cated ‘La Perla Home Col­lec­tion'. Open Tues-Sat 10.30am-7.15pm. www.fazz­ini­ Via Arco, 1. T: 02 36639865. M2 Lanza. Map E4

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.­brel­ 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

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. the­mer­ 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 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, prêt-a-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. val­lites­ T: 02 782124. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4


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 10.30am7.30pm. www.jew­ Via De Castil­lia, 20. T: 02 36706771. Map F1

Al­fonso Gar­lando

Tai­lor-made, Ital­ian-style shoes are the pro­tag­o­nists at this charm­ing bou­tique in the Br­era district, which of­fers made-to-mea­sure shoes for ladies and brides avail­able in hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent styles and a wide ar­ray of ma­te­ri­als. Open Mon 12.30am-7.30pm; Tues-Sat 10am7.30pm; Sun 11am-1.30pm/2.30pm-7pm.­fon­sog­a­r­ Via Madon­nina, 1. T: 02 874665. M2 Lanza. Map F4

Fratelli Ros­setti

Renowned through­out the world for their com­fort and fit. These beau­ti­fully hand­crafted shoes are a per­fect mix of lux­ury and tra­di­tion, with an added touch of orig­i­nal­ity. Beau­ti­ful and stylish to boot. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7.30pm; Sun 10am-7pm. www.fratel­liros­ Via Montenapoleone, 1. T: 02 76021650. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Ser­gio Rossi

Ser­gio Rossi awak­ens the femme fa­tale in ev­ery woman. Beau­ti­fully crafted, com­fort­able, eye-catch­ing footwear de­signed for women in search of an iconic sym­bol of style. Each pair of shoes is checked for qual­ity at least 120 times. Ser­gio Rossi also stocks hand­bags. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.ser­ Via Montenapoleone, 27. T: 02 76006140. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4


Mi­lan's first and unique Vi­bram® store rep­re­sents a bench­mark for am­a­teurs and pro­fes­sion­als who are look­ing for prod­ucts of high qual­ity and per­for­mance. The store dis­plays the en­tire range of Vi­bram FiveFingers® of­fer­ing cus­tomers the pos­si­bil­ity of feel­ing the ground with­out giv­ing up on pro­tec­tion, to­gether with Vi­bram Furoshiki and other fin­ished good prod­ucts, plus a big va­ri­ety of shoes pro­duced by other brand part­ners, all char­ac­ter­ized by a Vi­bram® sole. Open Mon 3.30pm-7.30pm; Tues-Sat 10.30am-1.30pm/3pm7.30pm.­ Via R. Sanzio, 6. T: 02 36528461. M1 Buonar­roti. Map B4

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