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Commonly, when you hear Milan, your brain reacts and answer you “Fashion”. More than Italy’s fashion capital, is a worldwide fashion capital, waving all year with impressive catwalks, not only the official ones, but even at the streets. In a place that feels more like one big catwalk, swarming with models, the best Milan city guides are those closest to the fabulous action. Where to go in Milan? This guide matches the best of Milan fashion guide and the best Milan night bars…
That’s why Milan Design Agenda asked to a panel of local glamour experts to unveill how would be making a tour of the best places “in vogue”. Get ready to bump into more than one place, where you’ll be able shopping, drinking, eating, clubbing and above all…Having fun. See Milan City Guide Hot spots through Fashion Model’s eyes.
Milan has four main fashion shopping districts. Which one you visit depends on how much money you’re ready to spend. Model Olga Lopatina’s favorite is the famed Fashion Quadrangle, even though she says can’t always afford it. One of the world’s most fashionable shopping hubs, the Fashion Quadrangle is enclosed by four intersecting streets — Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga, Via Manzoni, Corso Venezia. Inside of them you’ll find shops from italian luxury brands labels such as Gucci, Armani, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and Hermes.
Freshly scrubbed and empowered by new clothes, the Milan model is ready to start the day. Or, rather, night, which is really the model’s day. First thing to know — evening drinks rule in Milan, a city where aperitivos often serve as an acceptable substitute for dinner.
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Models don’t do huge meals. So forget massive platters of spaghetti and pizza. Lopatina and her pals often hang out at Just Cavalli Restaurant & Club (Via Luigi Camoens; +39 02 311 817, from €15), which serves snack plates of traditional Italian at a Michelin-star level.
Defez calls the atmosphere at Serendepico Milano (Piazza Castello; +39 02 7209 3846; from €8) “fascinating,” partly for its location across from an historic site. “I love sipping my glass of white wine and tasting risotto in front of the Sforza Castle.” she says. “It’s spellbinding.”
The fashion industry works mostly at night, so clubs are natural magnets for models to showcase their hotness and unwind after work. As a result, Milan’s discos are among Italy’s best.
Defez calls Armani Privé (Via Pisoni 1; +39 02 6231 2655) the most élite club in town. Located in the Fashion Quadrangle, where houses for all the top brands are located, the club is lit in soft, reddish tones and features a minimalistic Japanese design motif.
Defez and Lopatina also suggest The Club (Corso Garibaldi 97; +39 33 8951 5667) and Old Fashion Club (Viale Emilio Alemagna 6; +39 02 805 6231) — the latter rises from inside Parco Sempione and has a large tree jutting out of its ceiling. Cover charge at most discos and clubs is €20.
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