Piazza S. Marco, 3, Brera
Originally from Florence, the porcelain maker Richard Ginori also has a new outpost in Milan’s Navigli neighborhood, selling not only the brand’s colorfully patterned tableware but also vintage wood furniture, chandeliers, and quirky decorative items (like antique chicken coops). Ginori’s recent resurgence in popularity is thanks in part to creative director Alessandro Michele, who also has the top creative job at Gucci.
Piazza Croce Rossa, Brera
Giorgio Armani is something of a fashion god in Milan—and everywhere around the world for that matter. And his presence is felt everywhere, especially at his headquarters. The complex includes Armani-branded everything (a hotel, a café, a florist, and curiously, a chocolate shop). There’s also an Armani bookstore, which carries a huge range of fashion, art, and design books, including limited editions and prints. It’s heaven for book lovers and anyone interested in beautiful objects.
Via Solferino, 3, Brera
For beautifully tailored bespoke suits, shoes, and accessories, you can’t beat Rubinacci, the old-school Neapolitan label that has a boutique on posh Via del Gesu. This is the place for the ultimate birthday, graduation, or Father’s Day gift.
L’Oro dei Farlocchi
Via del Carmine, 11, Brera
Vintage lovers will get a kick out of this shop in Brera, which carries old costumes, sculptures, statues, toys, and everything in between. The inventory is vast, which means you should set aside at least an hour or two for getting lost in the maze of stuff for sale.