The winter sales in Milan this year begin on 5 January and continue through 28 February 2019.
From small boutiques to large retail chains, shoppers can take advantage of discounts throughout the city. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Milan’s world- famous shopping streets, including the elegant Via di Montenapoleone and via Borgospesso. Enjoy a walk around the Brera neighbourhood to scoop up unique finds.
Outlets near Milan also participate in the saldi, adding markdowns to already reduced items. We recommend the Vicolungo Outlet, which doesn’t carry high fashion, but does have major brands such as Armani and Nike.
The tradition of “saldi” in Italy began in 1939, with a law regulating the times of year that stores could offer items for a discounted price to stimulate economic growth. Saldi continue to be regulated so customers can be sure they are in fact getting a good deal.
TIP: Although prices continue to drop during the sales period, pro- shoppers hit stores early on to grab items they’ve been eyeing, making sure they get them in their size.