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Shopping in Milan: Fashion and Leather

If you want to find the best fashion in the world, you travel to Milan, Italy. Here, you can find a world-class premium shopping experience, especially for leather products.

Must Shop Location: Via Montenapoleone

The first place you have to start is Via Montenapoleone. This famous street houses all of the major high-end fashion labels in the world. You can virtually walk out of Dolce & Gabbana into Versace and into Armani. It’s a beautiful area of discrete shops and narrow streets that stay busy because of how many locals and tourists shop here. Of course, the prices are very expensive, so be prepared to spend a lot of money if you end up buying.

There are also interesting shops around Via Montenapoleone as part of the shopping district. You can find leather products, as well as clothes, shoes, and jewelry at these luxury boutiques. It’s almost more important to be seen at this location than to actually shop. You will love shopping here with all of the glitz and glamor that come with elegant fashion.

Other Leather Shopping Options in Milan

If you are into history, then you will want to shop for leather at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. The Galleria is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world and houses some of the most exclusive boutiques in Milan.

Another popular spot for tourists is 10 Corso Como, which is a high-end department store. There are both men’s and women’s clothing, plus shoes, accessories, and leather products. You can find leather handbags in a variety of styles, including leather clutches, shopping bags, shoulder bags, and tote bags. The store does participate in the Global Tax Refund (VAT) program, so bring your passport for the paperwork. If you decide to purchase items, you can find “deep discount” products in the front of the store, but 50 percent off really expensive merchandise is still pretty expensive.

The overall expectation when shopping for leather in Milan is to prepare to spend a lot of money. If you have money to spend, then you should certainly enjoy a shopping excursion to Italy’s premiere retail city.

Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about leather shopping in Milan.

By Jamie Ditaranto

Jamie Ditaranto is a traveler in a love triangle with writing and photography. Follow the drama on Twitter @jamieditaranto and Instagram @jamieditaranto.

Ditaranto joined SmarterTravel in 2015. She loves ecotourism, cities with history, and discovering local hangouts. Though she likes all the continents equally, she holds a special place in her heart for rainy little islands.

Her work has also appeared online at USA Today, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and other publications. You can check out her photography on her website.

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