Milan Italy’s top “shopping tourism” destination

Shopping tourists spend €121 a day in Milan. Milan is Italy’s leading city for “shopping tourists” – those whose main reason to travel is to shop – well ahead of Rome, Florence, Venice or Turin....

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in ten facts

Whether you are passing through, stopping for an aperitivo or shopping, spending some time inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a must when visiting Milan. Here are 10 facts to enrich your experien...

Europe’s largest mall opens near Milan

280 shops at less than an hour’s drive. The opening ceremony last week of a 35,000 sqm extension to Bergamo’s Orio Center has created the largest shopping mall in Europe, with 280 shops, 50 bars an...

Guide to Milan sales also in English

Bargains galore as gift season ends. Italy’s fashion capital is again on a spending spree as the Christmas gift season fades from memory and winter fashions are still available at prices cut by as...

Summer sales start on Saturday 2 July

Milan shoppers to vie for bargains. Milan fashionistas will hit the shops from Saturday 2 July as the summer sales season gets under way. Lasting through until late August across the whole Lomba...

Milan supermarkets to strike

Milan to face shopping problems. Sales personnel of Italy’s main supermarket chains have declared two Saturdays of industrial action, on 7 and 19 November. Supermarkets across Italy will be clos...

Malpensa announces instant VAT refunds

Milan’s Malpensa airport has launched an instant cash-back facility for departing travellers to reclaim the Value-Added Tax (IVA in Italian) on their purchases made in Italy. Introduced in time for...

Early start for Milan sales

Now to include weekend Winter sales in fashion shops in Milan and the rest of Lombardy will start on Friday 3 January. Origanally scheduled to run from Monday 5 January, the new timetable includ...

Galeries Lafayette to open in Milan

In Westfield Milan, Italy’s future largest mall Galeries Lafayette, the iconic Paris-based department store, announce that they have reached an agreement with Westfield and Gruppo Stilo - tw...

Milan bookshop ranks in top BBC list

A Milan bookshop ranks ninth among 10 of the world’s most beautiful bookshops, according to the BBC’s Fiona Macdonald. Praising the shop at (and called) 10 Corso Como, she writes: &ldqu...

Milan shoppers wait for sales

As shopkeepers in Milan report disappointing Christmas sales, the dates for winter sales – which vary from region to region – have been announced: in Lombardy, they will be from Sunday...

Summer sales start 6 July

Summer fashion sales will bring a breath of oxygen into the economic crisis, starting on 6 July in Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. No promotional offers are allowed in the period leading up to...

Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2012

6 Sept. The fourth edition of the Vogue Fashion's Night Out (VFNO) has a full programme of different events highlighting global fashion and shopping. Around Milan’s fashion district (Via Montena...

La notte bianca dei saldi

Shopping until late, taking advantage of sales. "The notte bianca dei saldi" is going to take place tonight, 11 July 2012 in Corso Buenos Aires and in Piazza De Angeli (also included Via Marghera...

Summer sales 2012 in Milan

Summer sales in Milan begin on 7 July with shops offering discounted prices until 31 August. In some outlets of the city, shoppers can take advantage of up to 70 per cent from the original price....

"The Cube" restaurant opens in Milan

"The Cube" restaurant, sponsored by Electrolux, a world leader Company in the field of home appliances for professional use,  has just been completed and will remain open until 26 April. The stru...

Autumn fashion in Milan

Milan begins the autumn season with a full programme of fashion events designed to promote not only the design and fashion of Milan but also that of Italy. The events take place in Milan

Milan’s historic shops to receive subsidies

Small historic shops in Milan are to get subsidies from the city if they stay open for two consecutive weeks in August. The city council has approved

Third Ikea Store Opens in Milan

Ikea has inaugurated its third store in Milan in San Giuliano, a workers

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