#DCmoments Milan Shopping Guide
Alex Zouaghi, the passionate photographer, established blogger and endless wanderer behind the popular @a_ontheroad Instagram account, shares with us his favourite hidden shopping gems in Milan.
A true cabinet of curiosities, Raw&Co brings together vintage and contemporary styles in one of the city’s most beautiful boutiques. Explore its curated selection of antiques, wallpaper, lighting, home décor and more… and resist the temptation to buy everything.
Solamente Giovedì e L’Utile e il Dilettevole
Founded by two sisters, Solamente Giovedì was designed to bring your shopping experience to a different level. It’s a creative and dynamic space, inspired by French and English country houses and in constant evolution. Open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, it offers up a beautiful selection of homeware and accessories.
Antica Barbieria Colla
Antica Barbieria Colla is one of the oldest traditional barbershops in the city. Founded in 1904, it’s been cutting hair and beards to great acclaim ever since. In more recent years, it’s also developed its own brand of healthcare and handmade grooming products.
Tucked away in a hidden courtyard in the heart of the historic city, Laboratorio Paravicini specialises in beautiful hand-painted ceramics. It was established by Costanza Paravicini, who wanted to create tableware that – in the finest Italian tradition – was both a work of art and sturdy enough for everyday use. Some 20 years later, each piece is still created on site, and the Laboratorio is known for unique creations for Milan Design Week.
L’Arabesque is a concept store with many aspects – a fashion boutique and design gallery that’s expanded to include a café, a bookstore and even a fitness centre. It’s all carefully curated by multi-hyphenate designer Chichi Meroni, whose eclectic style has propelled the store to cult status. Visit for everything from unique fragrances to vintage jewels and homeware.
Lisa Corti’s textile emporium has set trends for home furnishing and women’s clothing in Milan since 1980. Cotton, muslin, silk, zari fabric, ikat, bandhani, khadi, chintz… you’ll find it all here in vibrant colours and unique designs.
Vincent Vintage Bijoux
Located a few steps away from Hotel Principe di Savoia, Vincent Bijoux’s jewellery boutique is like no other. It’s full of treasures hunted down by Vincent himself from all around the world, creating a truly special selection of personal creations and rare finds.
Nonostante Marras was envisioned by its founder – Antonio Marras, a well-known name in the Sardinian fashion industry – as a meeting place where visitors are invited to linger. Enjoy the art or leaf through books as you sink into a velvet sofa. And that’s before you get to the uniquely-designed accessories, clothes and home décor.
Clori Home and Flowers
Head to historic Navigli for Clori Home and Flowers. This breathtakingly pretty little flower shop is filled with beautiful blooms all year round – plus a gorgeous selection of home accessories. Visit to see for yourself why it’s become such an institution in the city.
Cavalli e Nastri
A temple dedicated to everything secondhand, Cavalli e Nastri is one of Milan’s most celebrated vintage stores – so much so, that it now operates in three locations. Trawl through its unique selection of clothing, from 19th-century pieces and 1980 Pucci blouses to iconic Chanel jackets and Issey Miyake’s futuristic designs.
Via Brera, 2, 20121 Milan (women)
Via Gian Giacomo Mora, 3, 20123 Milan (men)
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