There are several threads here and on AA about shopping in Milan. The default answer is the fashion triangle including Via della Spiga, just north(?) of Duomo. This is high-end stuff, though, for the most part. So unless she's loaded, I'd recommend window shopping for ideas. We always walk that area, but seem to have more fun bustling through the crowds at the street markets. I can't call the name of the street off the top of my head, right now, but will try to find it for you. Giona or some other local will know. Restaurants: It's hard to go wrong. We've had better food in many train stations and truck stops than in many Italian restaurants here. Then again, I live in Dallas. There are many I could walk you to, but have never noticed their name. Sorry. I'm a big fan of www.VirtualTourist.com
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is my other hangout. Where is she staying? We always stay The Westin Palace on Piazza della Repubblica, which is halfway between the main train station and the aforementioned shopping district.