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Historic Italian company synonymous with “hats” the world over. Each piece is an unrepeatable masterpiece, created with an artisan touch, the result of in-depth research that harmonizes fabrics, materials and colours. Open Mon-Tues 10am-2pm/3pm-7pm; Wed-Sun 10am-7pm. www.borsalino.it. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 92. T: 02 89015436. M1-M3 Duomo. Map G4
Contemporary luxury and a discreet, elegant style. A wide assortment of exclusively “Madein-Italy” items: bags, footwear, belts, luggage, costume jewellery and jewellery. A perfect example of time-honoured Italian artisan tradition. The chain has other stores in Milan. Open MonSun 10am-8.30pm. www.furla.com. Piazza Duomo, 31. T: 02 89096782. M1-M3 Duomo. Map F4
On entering the flagship store, customers can take a journey into the history of the brand and learn about its past (its walls are covered with images referencing the brand's 40 years of history), while simultaneously discovering the season's latest trends and admiring its iconic collections of bags and backpacks. Open daily 10am-7pm. www.mandarinaduck.com. Via Fiori Chiari, 1 corner of via Brera. T: 02 89093926. M2 Lanza. Map F3
Rodo is the acronym of Romualdo Dori, the person who founded it in 1956. Beginning with the production of wicker bags that were the height of fashion during the Fifties in Florence, today, 2016, Rodo celebrates sixty years of presence on the international market. Six decades of sophisticated creations for modern women, in the name of the finest craftsmanship. Shoes, bags, accessories and fine leather goods with recognizable features such as woven details, metal finishings and embroidered crystals. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.rodo.it.Corso Matteotti, 14. T: 02 84928436. M1 San Babila. Map F4