On March 8, the calendar marks International Women’s Day, a day dedicated worldwide to the female universe. It’s a celebration that owes its origins to history, the conquest of rights and the successes pursued, honored today with colorful bouquets and refined gifts, from the fascinating world of beauty and fashion, to plant design. Kaleidoscopic places and gourmet destinations, wellness oases and jewelry boutiques, for a special thanks and a tailormade cuddle for the women in our lives.
Whether it’s the caring mom, the grandmother of the past, a close friend or a longtime girlfriend, nothing will be left to chance. Be inspired by our multifaceted selection of 10 gift ideas for Women’s Day, for guaranteed success.
LIZARD CONCEPT STORE
Via Circo, 1
The Lizard Concept Store offers a selection of brands with a cosmopolitan soul, at a time of glamorous clothing and accessories, suitable for a true urban fashionista. It’s a must-have stop for a lover of exclusive and niche shopping, where between a romantic headband from Bluetiful Milano, an iconic cape from model and designer Alexa Chung and By Far ankle boots, you will be spoiled for choice for a last-minute gift trend.
Piazzetta Croce Rossa
Here is the most floral Milanese boutique in the city, where roses, accessories, clothing, perfumes and jewels interact synergistically, inspired by the image of a romantic and sophisticated woman. You’ll be charmed by the delicate scent of velvety petals and faceted colors that intertwine in this bright location. A couture selection of Made in Italy garments and an international soul follow each other in an elegant game of prints and patterns, fabrics and inspirations, in the name of an exclusive shopping experience.
Via Luigi Pirandello 4/A
An oasis of well-being and beauty is just a few steps away from the frenetic Via Washington, at a time of pampering that is entirely “female” thanks to the passion of the owner and founder Barbara Petito and the well-prepared team. Between relaxing nuances and natural palettes, a rich selection of massages and body and face treatments will give a special moment to any woman, from the most faithful supporter of a state-of-the-art beauty routine, to the newbie frequenting wellness centers. Here you’ll find that much sought after feeling of well-being in your “mind and body.”
Via San Nicolao, 2
This is the hyper feminine “place to be” with a Korean heart, dedicated to makeup and skincare enthusiasts. Between pink walls and LED lights, a rich selection of masks, creams and face and body treatments for every type of skin will enchant your eyes, thanks to captivating and colorful packaging. Get advice from the expertise of the girls in the store or follow your daily inspiration, for a dream beauty routine that every woman can no longer resist.
Via Solferino, 3
A family history and craftsmanship that was born in 1960 from the passion of Francesco Mereu, determined to open a store in Brera for the repair of watches and antiques. From a small neighborhood shop to a jewelry boutique, today it houses a rich selection of enameled bracelets, necklaces, earrings and pendants – symbols of the Merù tradition – in a combination of materials and precious stones, with faceted colors and designs. Between iconic little angels, natural inspirations and delicate lines, a package by Merù will warm the heart of the special lady in your life.
Via Santa Marta, 19
A kaleidoscopic shop, founded by Mariangela and Titti Negroni, who following a history of fashion and design, have created a meeting and shopping place, where you can find new ideas to customize your home nest. In a whirlwind of colors, patterns and creative flair, this “strong-colored” shop will charm even the most sought-after housewife.
Via del Torchio, 16
Among the streets of the historic center, a universe dedicated to femininity in all its facets reveals a refined selection of lingerie, in a game of lace, cotton, silk and delicate fabrics. Pati and Jò, owners and supporters of the “Bra Fitting,” welcome anyone who wants to indulge themselves in their lounge-boutique and are looking for that unique garment to enhance their silhouette. The store features variegated models, pastel colors and handmade embroideries. It’s a must have for every woman’s wardrobe.
THE SWEET LAB
Via Cesare Correnti, 23
A small pastry shop that mixes shades of pink with pastels and simple lines. It’s dedicated to experimentation, to the encounter between genuine fresh and seasonal ingredients that take shape in creations with intense colors and flavors, between unusual combinations and fruity olfactory notes and delicate creams. The Sweet Lab plays with single portions that look like works of art, for a journey of chocolate, crunchy biscuits, strawberries, coffee, pistachio and artisan jams. It’s a sweet key to anyone’s heart.
Via Tommaso Grossi, 1
Prepare for an unprecedented olfactory journey, towards the remote lands of South America, between the peaks of the Andes and the vast territory of Argentina. This is the inspiration of Julian Bedel, creator of Fueguia 1833, a brand of high perfumery that combines craftsmanship and sensorial research in an intoxicating product, enclosed in elegant bottles with an iconic signature. Intense fragrances that tell of varied cultures to be discovered in a refined boutique, where you can choose the perfect fragrance, surrounded by a timeless atmosphere of wood, soft lights and natural palettes.
Viale Col di Lana, 1
An oasis dedicated to beauty, where you can treat yourself to a special pampering, thanks to the skilled hands of an all-female staff. There’s face and body treatments, manicures and pedicures, but also a relaxation lounge, where you can browse glossy magazines or get lost in special items and vintage objects. A regenerating session at Bahamamama is a must for a Milanese woman, between frenetic rhythms and last minute commitments. Send a Gift Card to your female friend, mother or girlfriend for a wellness break that is truly regenerating.
GREEN FINGERS MARKET
Via Savona, 21
Satoshi Kawamoto, Japanese plant artist, recently inaugurated a thriving “urban jungle” in the heart of the Design District, in a location with attention to the smallest details, where natural compositions, clothing and objects come to life as in a small wonder market . The idea was born from the desire to recreate a real organic space where flowers, plants, vases and tools related to botany dialogue with the world of clothing and accessories, between leather aprons, jute vases and vintage jeans. Whether you believe in the energetic power of plants or simply in the color, Green Fingers Market is the destination for a “totally green” gift.