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Milan, as we know, has always been a master of trends, especially when considering the city’s unbreakable bond with fashion. Milan and the fashion world are in constant conversation and rise to each other, tied together by a kind of love that is destined to grow and never fade. Milan is a paradise for all fashion enthusiasts, perpetually serving as a stylistic landmark in Italy and Europe, with beautiful shops scattered about the city and Vintage addresses that never detract from the glitz and glamour of the fashion district.
It is precisely these hidden pearls that we want to talk to you about. There are real temples of taste all over Milan, whether you’re looking for a bit of fresh inspiration, a sophisticated twist to your wardrobe, or to grab that one piece that you’ve been dreaming about for years. In short, there are so many reasons to choose one of these 5 places that can only be fully understood after you visit them.
Here is our list of 5 vintage shops you absolutely must know about. If you love fashion as much as Milan does, give yourself this gift. You won’t be able to live without it!
Foro Buonaparte, 74
Have a hankering for some vintage pieces? Take the Red Metro line to the Castello stop. Turn onto Foro Buonaparte and let the wide, tree-lined road, much like glamorous Paris, lead you to number 74: Madame Pauline Vintage. The shop’s loyal fans know this little gem well. Come here to check out their collection of Hermès scarves, Prada décolletés, Jimmy Choo sandals, and Christian Dior necklaces, to name a few. We’ll let you discover the rest on your own!
Via Fratelli Bronzetti, 11
At Via Fratelli Bronzetti 11 in Area XXII Marzo, a boutique so small that it’s hard to see as you drive by, hides the most famous and well-stocked vintage accessory shop in the city. The quality of the pieces reveals the required, meticulous, and guaranteed care that goes into selecting and preserving them.
Via Brera, 2
The music, designs, and pastel colors make it feel like you’re at the turn of the century. Boasting an intimate atmosphere, this is the ideal place to look for a unique piece. If you’re crazy about Bon Vivre, dear friends, book it to this store! It’s no accident that some of the biggest names in fashion work with this business and come here for inspiration. However, the names have been kept secret, so VIPs over the years who have chosen this place can maintain their individuality.
Largo Augusto, 10
This is the Mecca for true fans of the vintage style. At no. 4 of Via Francesco Sforza, just behind Largo Augusto, you will find a well-preserved, historical treasure chest. Vintage clothes from the 1930s through to the 1960s are here to make your look truly unique and help you shine at your next special occasion.
Via Giuseppe Sacchi, 3
At Via Giuseppe Sacchi, inside a beautiful Brera courtyard, you can find colors, fabrics, laces, braids, ribbons, buckles, and buttons selected by the owner, Franco Jacassi, an avid collector of vintage clothing. With one of the most extensive vintage collections in the world as well as personal Jacassi accessories, shop here for men’s bracelets, purses, scarves, and cufflinks. They’re all artisanally packaged, using precious vintage materials, adding a timeless aura consistent with the store’s offerings.