The winter sales, starting on 4 January, are a special occasion to organize a trip to Milan. The City of Fashion knows how to satisfy everyone’s tastes and wallets, bringing the fresh breeze of new trends into every wardrobe.
This year try to avoid the crowded Milanese shopping streets and immerse yourself in a relaxing and exclusive experience. Hotel Galles invites you to discover some special boutiques in town, where you can play with fashion and find the best outfits to express your personality.
7 exclusive addresses where to shop in Milan for the sales
Would you like to visit Milan for the sales? Our 4-star hotel overlooks Corso Buenos Aires, one of the main shopping streets of Milan. A special location to explore the city in total comfort, starting with our wellness area with spa and indoor pool, where you can recharge your batteries after a tiring day of shopping.
Shops, sure, but which ones? Here are our tips for a truly glamorous shopping experience.
1. Merry Go Round
Merry Go Round is the reference point in Milan for those who love to dress outside the box. The philosophy of this concept store is based on “a passion for playing with fashion combined with the ability to dress to feel like oneself”.
In the two stores located in 8 Via Larga 8 and 4 Corso C. Colombo garments are arranged by color, creating an immersive shopping experience. The unique and original pieces belong to different price ranges – from the most affordable to the most prohibitive – depending on the brand and fabric.
2. Cavalli e Nastri
Vintage lovers will find in Cavalli e Nastri a new Mecca. Here second-hand clothes are luxury objects of the past to show off with true complacency.
There are three stores in town: two in Via Gian Giacomo Mora and one in 2 Via Brera, an oasis of fabrics and accessories where you can dive into the hunt for the golden opportunity.
If you are looking for a dress for a special occasion and do not feel like buying it, you can try the practical rental service, to feel like a princess even for just one day.
Much more than a boutique: Bezpen in the Porta Romana area is not only a clothing store where to buy cute pieces at affordable prices but also a tailoring workshop with weekly courses to learn how to make and adapt your own wardrobe.
The selection of garments is attentive to natural materials and original prints, in order to dress customers “with conscience and uniqueness”.
4. DMAG Designer Fashion Outlet
Did somebody say outlet? At DMAG the big names are discounted up to 50%. Clothes are stocked in alphabetical order, from A by Armani to V by Versace, with over 3000 brands and hundreds of new arrivals every week.
From the original headquarters in Via Montenapoleone, inaugurated in 1990, today DMAG is made of three stores in 44 Via Manzoni, 4 Via Bigli and 13 Via Forcella.
5. Olfattorio, Bar à Parfums
Get ready for an olfactory journey designed to change your notion of “perfume”. In Bar à Parfum, the perfume is first and foremost the search for the perfect fragrance, the one that expresses the unique essence of its carrier.
In the shops of the Olfattorio chain (5 and 23 Via Brera, Piazza Duomo and 8 Via Bagutta) it is possible to buy luxurious products, but also to order your own tailor-made fragrance.
6. De Bernardi
Since 1930, De Bernardi has been a must-see shopping destination in Milan for lingerie, knitwear, hats, scarves, and gloves. The family tradition carried on with care towards the customer has made this historical shop a point of attraction for national and international celebrities.
Today the activity continues in two stores, located in 6 Via Pattari and 23 Corso Venezia, a short distance from Hotel Galles.
7. Wait & See
Wait & See is not just a shop, but the embodiment of a lifestyle – the pursuit of beauty in every detail of your life. “Life is beautiful” is the philosophy of its founder Uberta Zambeletti, who defines herself as a multi-faceted aesthete.
Her eclectic personality is reflected in the unique garments, books and design objects that the concept store in 14 Via Santa Marta is filled with. Here the wonder of shopping goes hand in hand with relaxation: if you have ever dreamed of shopping while sipping a cup of tea, you have come to the right place.
The spacious rooms of Hotel Galles are ready to welcome you along with all your sales purchases: enjoy an unforgettable shopping stay in Milan.