Milan is not only the backdrop for the fashion runways, but it is a shopping destination for anyone looking for true Milanese style. There is a shopping district in Milan for every kind of moda. The Golden Quadrilateral is famous for high end boutiques like Valentino, Gucci, Prada and Dolce Gabbana. Corso Como and the Isola neighborhood are where you’ll find small atelier and artisan shops like Monica Castiglioni, Sara Rotta Loria or FBR for alternative fashion. Casual street styles like Vans, Gaudì or Mango can be found on shopping streets like Corso Buenos Aires and Via Torino. To find a shopping outlet in Milan is hard but not impossible as the locals like to keep them a secret.
Shopping with the family
When you have a family and are living in Milan, the last thing you want to do is run all over town to find something for each member of the family. An ideal solution is to go to Scalo Milano Outlet & More, located just 15 minutes away from the center of Milan. Scalo Milano is not just an outlet, it’s a small, walkable town much like the open-air shopping malls found in the U.S. or U.K.. There are more than 150 fashion and design stores, a food court for family friendly dining and a kids’ park where you can leave the little ones while you hunt for bargains.
Unlike many outlets that only offer marquis names, Scalo Milano has a mix of both international labels and Made in Italy brands. There are 150 mono-brand stores from notable Italian and international brands such as Liu Jo, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, and the Milanese classic, Fratelli Rossetti.
If you have a keen eye for interior design, you will love the 15 home décor showrooms including Poltrona Frau, Kartell, Calligaris, Alessi, Bialetti and many more.
The outlet stores carry new collections at discounted rates as a well as the expected previous-season items. All year long you will find up to 70% off on all brands – and they are top quality products, not rebuffs or flawed.
Fashion for Mom
Moms will love the selection of ready-to-wear and sportswear. The stylish professional woman will love Flavio Castellani, a Made in Italy brand based in Prato, the heart of Italian textile manufacturing. The Flavio Castellani line is modern and feminine with a bit of an edge. Another beautiful Italian fashion brand is Twin-Set, a label which grew from a small atelier in Capri to an international success. Twin-Set is for the free spirited woman and carries ready-to-wear, lingerie, beachwear, knits, handbags and shoes. For more accessories, Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe and Guess are great options. To find new workout gear, popular brands like Adidas, Puma, Reebok and Freddy can be found too.
Style for Dad
Nothing says “men’s fashion” more than an Italian made shoe. The A. Testoni brand has been making handmade leather shoes since 1929 when Amedeo Testoni opened a small workshop in Bologna and his shoes became renowned for the exclusive handmade braided chain stitch. Barbuti menswear is a classic for men’s office or formalwear. For the stylish papà , Enrico Coveri is casual yet trendy. Casual, sports brands like Calvin Klein, Timberland, Kappa and Nike are also on site at Scalo Milano.
Trends for Teens
Sneakers are the item most important to teenagers these days. Styles like Vans, Converse and Gaudì are most popular right now. For comfortable school fashions, Tommy Hilfiger, Peppe Jeans and Levis stores are always restocking new items and the latest styles.
Fun for Kids
If you are shopping with kids, they will have a blast at Toys con te, one of Italy’s largest toy shops with the best toys and games for children. For a special treat, make a colorful mix and match bag at the Haribo candy store. For children’s fashion go to Nucleo, a stylish line for kids 0 – 16. Easily recognized by its signature Dachshund logo, Harmont & Blaine is a Made in Italy brand from Naples. At Scalo Milano Outlet you’ll find both the adult and children’s boutiques.
If Mom and Dad feel like shopping on their own for a while, children under 12 can stay at the Scalo Marino Kids Club* to play.
Food & Entertainment
After a day of shopping the Food Court at Scalo Milano Outlet & More has something for everyone too. Each member of the family can get something different and eat in the central dining area or you can enjoy a meal together at one of the restaurants. Pizza and pasta, sushi, burgers or fresh fish are on the menus. A calendar of events; free concerts and festivals is also on the program. In winter, the entire shopping outlet is transformed into a Christmas Village with decorations and an ice-skating rink.
How to get there
Getting to Scalo Milano Outlet is easy. There’s a free shuttle bus from P.zza Della Repubblica or the S13 train which stops in front of the outlet at the Locate di Triulzi station, or going by car, it’s just a 15-20 minute drive from the center of Milan. There is ample parking and a recharging station for electric cars.
Whether you are living in Milan or just visiting, a shopping trip to Scalo Milano Outlet & More with family is certainly worth the while with something for everyone in the family..
*The kids club is temporarily closed due to the national health and safety decree.
Scalo Milano Outlet & More follows all public health and safety protocols to prevent Covid-19 diffusion. All stores require customers to wear masks and hand sanitizing dispensers are available at all shop entrances and around the shopping mall. Seating at the restaurants and in the food court are set up to maintain safe distances.
Images courtesy Scalo Milano Outlet & More
Article by © Celia Abernethy Easy Milano
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