Things to buy in Italy?

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  1. af1snaikboi

    af1snaikboi Senior member

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    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?

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  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


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    slim cut shirts - there are tons of boutique shirt stores. really liked the cut
     


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    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
     


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    stu00a Senior member

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    If anything you'll find the majority of things are of the same price level, if not more expensive, than the USA.
     


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    Nicola Senior member

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    At least this time of year.
     


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    Pizzas. Not too expensive and better than the US ones.
     


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    He's going to Milano. The home of rice.
     




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    Pizzas. Not too expensive and better than the US ones.

    Spoken by somebody who clearly has never had a Brooklyn pizza. Tisk, tisk.
     


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    Spoken by somebody who clearly has never had a Brooklyn pizza. Tisk, tisk.

    Grimaldi's FTW
     


  13. af1snaikboi

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    THanks for the outlets, definitely looking those up and heading to foxtown as well

    Any reccomendations accesory wise (ties and such?)
     


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    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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