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.