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A 16-picture panorama stitched with Hugin, Miller cylindrical projection, Shopping in Milan, Milan, Italy (Photo by Romain.pontida)
A 16-picture panorama stitched with Hugin, Miller cylindrical projection, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

From über-high fashion to bargain hunting at stock shops, Milan is a shopper's paradise

Milan is a world capital of high fashion, home to dozens of the top names in haute couture—Armani, Versace, Prada, and Mila Schön, just to name a few.

You can cruise the quadrilatero d'oro, or "golden rectangle" of boutique-lined streets (roughly bounded by Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Borgospesso, and Via Sant'Andrea), hit the middle-class stores of bustling Corso Buenos Aires, or paw through last year's models, slight irregulars, and fashion faux-pas at stock shops on a bargain hunt.

Add in designer household objects, silk from Como, fine wines and foods, and the shops inside the ever-fashionable Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (a genteel 19th century mall at the center of town), and Milan becomes a shopper's paradise.

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