Brera had never been so beautiful, lively, intense. The first heat wrapped the city, music in the streets, installations in the hidden gardens of fascinating and mysterious buildings, guys and gals crowding the little streets so tight and intimate. We had already in mind to bring our guests to Antonia.
For Nadine and Benjamin it is the first time in Milan, they come from far away Beirut. The are fascinated by how the city has welcomed them and after spending a day or two to discovering her beauties they want to have the pleasure of an hour or so of relaxation and discover why Milan is so well-known and famous for style and fashion. We don’t hesitate a second, and almost in unison out of our lips escapes one name: Antonia. In a few minutes, still in the heart of Brera, we enter the exclusive multibrand store, situtated in via Cusani 5, a marvelous store within Palazzo Cagnola, a 600 square meter space divided into three well defined macro areas: women, men and accessories.
Within you have a mix of the best luxury brands and more, because for Antonia Giacinti and Maurizio Purificato, owners and inventors of the concept Antonia, the contemporary and the research are at the heart of their taste and DNA. The store is really a reference point not only for clients like us, but for buyers in the industry and up and coming designers. Antonia and Maurizio take a chance with them too, without ever compromising on the Made in Italy tradition.
Nadine seems to have completely lost herself: Saint Laurent, Valentino and then Lanvin, Gucci and Balenciaga… she doesn’t stop trying on outfits and shoes. While Benjamin has already found and conquered: a leather Neil Barrett biker jacket, James Perse t-shirt, Simon Miller jeans and Common Project sneakers. The outfit is complete. After about an hour Nadine has finally made her choice. A little, white Isabel Marant dress, which perfectly brings out the warmth of her skin, Valentino pumps and a Saint Laurent Paris gold clutch bag.
As we are leaving they can’t stop thanking us. Antonia has done it again but now it’s time to enjoy a good glass of wine.