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post #76 of 103
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Originally Posted by Lo Zingaro View Post

Did you visit some of the locations I mentioned before?

Yep, i followed yours and others advises, although not full scope.
Visited Dome roof and seen the Bohemia in the LaScala. Was surprised by dudes in jeans in the parter. Missed the "Late Dinner" as it was fully booked 2 month ago.
As there were no sales in Milano the prices were rather high IMO. Still found four branded pants, sexy winter boots, tweed jacket and nice barba shirt. Interesting that you can get Borelli in the supermarket near Duomo for almost 1/2 of a price in their boutique nearby.

Off-topic - found very nice tailor shops of men's and women's wear and surprisingly wide choice of shoes by JL, EG and Alden in Verona.
post #77 of 103
Lo Zingaro nailed all of the shopping quite well. Some other things that are worth doing/seeing/buying in the city.

Eat/Drink:
S.P.I.B - VERY "off the beaten path" but it is my favorite pizza in the city. Yellow line to Machiachini, 5 minutes by foot. via Legnone, 34
Nobu - Via manzoni 31. Not very Milanese, but fantastic food and incredible wine list.
Martini - Dolce and Gabbana
Deseo (Brera) - best food at an apertivo that I have ever had.

Do:
Barbiere at Dolce and Gabbana. It's the best haircut that I have ever received. EUR 40 and well worth it. I go to Antonio who speaks English and loves to practice his English, The second he found out that I was from USA he asked if we could switch from Italian to English
Castello Sforzeco - Seconded...this is probably the nicest view in the city.
Colonne at night (I don't know how old you are. If you're over 35ish, don't)
If you're going to M.Bardelli, check out Cattolica. I'm biased as I studied there, but it is a gorgeous university.

Buy:

Crema di pistacchio at Rinascente (top floor). It is an orgasm in your mouth. I brought 6 back to Paris in July.
post #78 of 103
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post

Lo Zingaro nailed all of the shopping quite well. Some other things that are worth doing/seeing/buying in the city.
Eat/Drink:
S.P.I.B - VERY "off the beaten path" but it is my favorite pizza in the city. Yellow line to Machiachini, 5 minutes by foot. via Legnone, 34
Nobu - Via manzoni 31. Not very Milanese, but fantastic food and incredible wine list.
Martini - Dolce and Gabbana
Deseo (Brera) - best food at an apertivo that I have ever had.
Do:
Barbiere at Dolce and Gabbana. It's the best haircut that I have ever received. EUR 40 and well worth it. I go to Antonio who speaks English and loves to practice his English, The second he found out that I was from USA he asked if we could switch from Italian to English
Castello Sforzeco - Seconded...this is probably the nicest view in the city.
Colonne at night (I don't know how old you are. If you're over 35ish, don't)
If you're going to M.Bardelli, check out Cattolica. I'm biased as I studied there, but it is a gorgeous university.
Buy:
Crema di pistacchio at Rinascente (top floor). It is an orgasm in your mouth. I brought 6 back to Paris in July.

SPIB: pizza is quite good IMHO, the place is a challenge even for a Milanese, because of the location. Wouldn't recommend.
Nobu: what? Sushi? They've got very good sushi in the US, why bother? Also, it's very expensive. Very very. I would recommend if you pay more than one visit in Milan. A foreigner shoul try italian cuisine. Speaking about sushi, I'd suggest, If you really want sushi, Finger's
Martini - Dolce&Gabbana: that's something very nice I forget. The location is fantastic and cocktails get 8 out of 10.
Deseo: again, very nice. Nice suggestion.
Barbiere at Dolce&Gabbana: Never tried, but there is Antica Barbieria Colla ( http://www.anticabarbieriacolla.it/ ) that is much in Milanese spirit. Prices are quite the same, a little higher; but the care and treatment are fantastic and traditional.

I totally agree with the rest.

Enjoy.
Zingaro
post #79 of 103
Zingaro, have you visited recently Il Salvagente? Last time I was there in August, they had almost nothing left in stock for men. At the beginning of spring there were plenty of interesting brands(Boglioli, Corneliani, Barba, PT01, etc) at 60% off. For me, it's always worth a visit in Milano outside the sales period. Much better selection than at D Magazine outlet.
post #80 of 103
honestly, I'd recommend skipping ALL of these. You can see all of these brands in the USA in all of their glory. I would highly recommend taking the cab ride to the Al Bazaar store. GREAT experience there, and be sure to have them assist in trying on a few things. I'll challenge you not to buy at least something small from this store, had a lot of fun there. Also really liked AD 56 for a couple great lookin ties (especially the cashmeres), and chances are good you'll find some of their selection on sale. I really think you'd enjoy visiting stores/ buying a few things that you can't find at home; I know I did!

Edit-- oh, and it was hard to beat a haircut and/ or shave at the dolce gabbana store, book in advance. epic. I see someone already beat me to it on that one-- Barbiere at Dolce and Gabbana

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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

I will also visit many stores like Zegna, Brioni, Corneliani, Loro Piana but there is a lot more of stores i'm missing so fill me in.

Edited by The_Foxx - 10/10/12 at 3:56am
post #81 of 103
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Originally Posted by clausc View Post

Zingaro, have you visited recently Il Salvagente? Last time I was there in August, they had almost nothing left in stock for men. At the beginning of spring there were plenty of interesting brands(Boglioli, Corneliani, Barba, PT01, etc) at 60% off. For me, it's always worth a visit in Milano outside the sales period. Much better selection than at D Magazine outlet.

No, I heard mixed reviews from people going there (some say good, some say waste of time) and I've never been there.
Since it's quite close to me, I'll pay a visit.
post #82 of 103
Same experience with Il Salvagente (been there 4 times, only once dissapointed), but at the beginning of the season they receive good stuff which will be sold out as they drop prices. For me, it's like a small scale Yoox, a mix of last seasons items, starting at 50% off retail price. The shop it's a bit off center, but only about 10 minutes by car or bus from San Babila/Duomo.
I'm curious how's the current stock, since I'll be maybe in Milan in the next month.
post #83 of 103
Il salvagente is VERy hit or miss; I've gotten great deals and I've also been really dispapointed, both shopping for me or for my girlfriend. It can also be pretty challenging for first-timers to get to as it is served only by bus. I forget the name of the outlet, but it is quite good. I've purchased aquascotum cashmere scarves there for between EUR 40-70; apparel selection is weak but the selection is good (via vittor pissanti before via boscovich).
post #84 of 103
I really like Milan and Italy in general. I think it´s great to just walk in the city a feel the atmosphere, look at all the old buildnings and take the small streets to find a nice espresso bar.

I like to go to these places and i don´t see anyone else bring them up. Could be a bad thing smile.gif

Charleston is a nice place to have lunch.

http://www.ristorantecharleston.it/

and then i love PECK. All that great food is amazing and then they have a wine cellar that is,,,i don´t know... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif is the best way to describe it.

http://www.peck.it/
post #85 of 103
has anyone mentioned G. Lorenzi store ? definitely worth it to walk this luxury street, get an espresso across the street, and buy something for your checked baggage to take home as a memento of the trip




oh, and here is the Barbiere at Dolce....again, highly recommend gettin something done here one of your mornings...
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post #86 of 103
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lo Zingaro View Post

So, Hampton, how was your trip to Milan?

Hey! All trip canceled, since I have to work no time for vacation :( I hope for next summer. But it's good that I have the thread for later on, some really good tips and advices here.

post #87 of 103
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Hey! All trip canceled, since I have to work no time for vacation frown.gif I hope for next summer. But it's good that I have the thread for later on, some really good tips and advices here.

All these recommendations and tips are inspiring me to plan a trip next year as well. I wish I could go now, but it is less fun in winter.
post #88 of 103
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All these recommendations and tips are inspiring me to plan a trip next year as well. I wish I could go now, but it is less fun in winter.

It really is i'm so mad had all my expectation to it. I have 12 days vacation in december but don't wanna spend that in cold Milano then. So I will also wait for the summer instead (have 2 months vacation then)

 

But the tips and advices in this thread was really good, will try to do them all :D

post #89 of 103
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Woho back on track, July i'm there!  

Fox that barber shop looks amazing, maybe will get a shave there. Is that near the city, what's the location?

 

A good hotel near the city?  I like it luxury classic way so any good tips would be grateful. 

 

Will be visiting my sister there, is there any good place that she might like that I can take her to? Except the shopping happy.gif

post #90 of 103
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And also where could I buy panama hats over there. Or would it be easy to find in any store?

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