As one of the fashion capitals of the world, Milan is home to a hotbed of design talent. A stomping ground for the fashion elite, it offers a plethora of international and Italian brands. Over the past few months the capital has seen plenty of new store openings to whet the fashion crowd’s appetite. Discover the new flagships and boutiques in Milan here
When it comes to shopping, few streets can rival Via Montenapoleone in Milan. A must-visit for fashion enthusiasts, it is lined with the best of Italian and international fashion talent. Balenciaga is the latest addition to the world-famous street. Opening its doors in late December, the brand’s new flagship offers two floors of ready-to-wear and accessories. Showcasing Balenciaga’s worldwide store aesthetic, the new shop has stripped interiors, industrial lights, exposed pipes and warehouse conveyor rails ‒ upon which men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections are hung. The unique flagship perfectly mirrors the brand’s cool aesthetic and is the ultimate place to shop Balenciaga’s covetable accessories and street style fashion.
Balenciaga, Via Montenapoleone 23, 20121 Milan, +39 02 3601 8250
Renowned jewellery house Bulgari has reopened on Via Montenapoleone after an extensive six-month restyling that showcases Milanese design details of the 1930s. The famous property has been given a complete overall, with spectacular features such as marble floors and walls worked with geometric patterns, while the house’s motifs like the eight-pointed star can be found across the store. The interior of the boutique has become even more photogenic thanks to the addition of a winter garden with a floral floor-to-ceiling installation. The garden is a beautiful place to admire the Bulgari jewellery collections; a piece of which would make a stunning gift from Milan.
Bulgari, Via Montenapoleone 2, 20121 Milan, +39 02 777001
Discover luxury bags and accessories from Italian leather brand Coccinelle at its new store in Milan, on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. The Italian label has become popular thanks to its feminine designs and sophisticated take on colour and prints, and now customers will be able to browse the latest collections at the beautiful new store. Designed in soft pastel colours, the boutique has been created to look like the interior of a pastry shop, with round tables, pink plexiglass and soft carpeting.
Coccinelle, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 15, 20122 Milan, +39 02 7600 3627
In September 2018, Twinset Milano opened a new flagship in Milan; it is the brand’s fourth store in the city. Twinset Milano was founded as a knitwear company, and its offering now spans all the wardrobe, with everything from clothing and lingerie to footwear and bags. With a sleek look, the new boutique perfectly encapsulates the brand’s identity, making it the ideal place to shop the covetable spring/summer 2019 collections.
Twinset Milano, Galleria Passarella 2, 20122 Milan, +39 02 2336 9085
Milan’s fashion district recently welcomed a new store from Antonelli Firenze. It is the Tuscan label’s first flagship. Bringing its own brand of elegant femininity to Milan, the boutique blends white leather furniture and grey oak herringbone floors, and the sleek garment display areas frame the clothes as though they were pieces of art. Antonelli Firenze began in the 1950s as a producer of lingerie and was reinvented in 2001, with sisters Enrica and Roberta Antonelli initially updating the shirt for a discerning new generation. With a commitment to sumptuous materials and stunning silhouettes Antonelli Firenze is proud to create looks made in Italy ‘by women, for women’.
Antonelli Firenze, Corso Venezia 12, 20122 Milan, +39 02 2506 2210