Season after season, eyes look to Milan for the next emerging trend. And this design capital consistently delivers. Milanese luxury comes in all forms—from ateliers and home décor showrooms to the flagship stores of exclusive brands like Prada and Armani. There’s nothing Milan’s beauty doesn’t touch. Stand in awe of the 19th-century architecture in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall. Find bohemian chic style in the design district, leather bargains in markets, and antique stalls along the canals. Milan effortlessly exudes style at every turn. Here’s where to find it.Quadrilatero della Moda (Quadrilatero d’Oro)
Graced with exclusive Italian flagship stores that draw international supermodels and fill parking spaces with Ferraris, the “Fashion Quad” is the heart of Milan’s fashion district and synonymous with exquisite taste. Showrooms and ateliers of nearly every chic Italian label sit between the grand historic homes and museums in this area, which is bordered by four of the world’s most expensive streets: Via Monte Napoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Alessandro Manzoni, and Corso Venezia. The window displays alone are reason enough to experience this ostentatious fashionista mecca.