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Milan is world renowned for its shopping possibilities and you'll find the most important streets and districts in this guide. Under the Shops & Markets category all entries related to shops and markets are assembled.

The most important (and expensive) shopping district, where all the major designer's shops are, is the Quadrilatero d'Oro . Then there are the major shopping streets of Corso Buenos Aires , Corso Vittorio Emanuele , Corso Magenta , Corso di Porta Ticinese , Corso Venezia and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele itself of course. The Brera and Navigli districts also offer a wide choice of shops.

The largest and most modern shopping mall is the Piazza and Portello , further out north west of the city.

The RealShopping website offers an overview of all shops in the major shopping areas of Milan.

If you want to go for an outlet store , the best choice (only by car) would be the Serravalle Designer Outlet Center or the Fidenza Outlet Center. The first one claims to be Europe's largest! In Milan have a look at the outlet store of Corso Como 10 .

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Living in Italy

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Would you dare to follow your dream
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Stef & Nico did, although their dog Sara had her doubts.
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