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Things to buy in Italy?

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Heading to Milan, Italy on a budget.

Does anyone have recommendations on things I can buy that aren't too expensive that I wouldn't be able to get out here in the states?

Thanks
post #2 of 25
If you do some research you will find outlet shops on the outskirts of Milan where you can get designer fashions at a discount. But, it takes time and money to get out there so you have to consider that.

We were in Milan in the fall and found it to be quite expensive. They do have some chain stores like Boggi that offer Banana Republic quality, good prices and Italian style, but you really need to be aware of fit and try everything on. That is true anywhere in Italy. The cuts are very different than in the USA.

Hope that helps.
post #3 of 25
slim cut shirts - there are tons of boutique shirt stores. really liked the cut
post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post
If you do some research you will find outlet shops on the outskirts of Milan where you can get designer fashions at a discount. But, it takes time and money to get out there so you have to consider that.

We were in Milan in the fall and found it to be quite expensive. They do have some chain stores like Boggi that offer Banana Republic quality, good prices and Italian style, but you really need to be aware of fit and try everything on. That is true anywhere in Italy. The cuts are very different than in the USA.

Hope that helps.

+1 on the outlet stores. try this site http://www.factory-outlet-italy.com/en/FO/index.php
post #5 of 25
E. Marinella
post #6 of 25
If anything you'll find the majority of things are of the same price level, if not more expensive, than the USA.
post #7 of 25
At least this time of year.
post #8 of 25
Pizzas. Not too expensive and better than the US ones.
post #9 of 25
He's going to Milano. The home of rice.
post #10 of 25
French wine.
post #11 of 25
Gallo
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post
Pizzas. Not too expensive and better than the US ones.

Spoken by somebody who clearly has never had a Brooklyn pizza. Tisk, tisk.
post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Spoken by somebody who clearly has never had a Brooklyn pizza. Tisk, tisk.

Grimaldi's FTW
post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
THanks for the outlets, definitely looking those up and heading to foxtown as well Any reccomendations accesory wise (ties and such?)
post #15 of 25
ties are good bang for your buck in lots of the boutique shops. also lots of patterns that are hard to find in north america. There was a really good one on via torino near the FNAC that made all their ties by hand in house and sold for 20-30 eu. wine is also cheap. Aside from that, most prices are on par with the US, with the exception of ralph lauren, which is inflated. the selection for higher end goods (tods, gucci, isaia, TF, zegna, is pretty unreal though if you're on a budget, this wouldn't apply. the quad is definitely worth a walk through just to window shop. I always recommend G. Lorenzi for a functional souvenir to bring back. Even if you're on a tight budget, there's something in there for you. Also, definitely hit up a show a La Scala, it is an experience that can't be replicated stateside. scalpers sell tickets before the shows for reasonable prices (50-70ish eu) right outside the gates by the leonardo statue. sorry for the book of a message.
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