What are the names of some popular shopping streets and areas in Milan? Where are they?

Milanese know about shopping. Milan, after all, is Italy's capital of fashion.

map  of Milan top best shopping districts, Corso Buenos Aires, Porta Venezia, San Babila, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Piazza del Duomo, Corso Vercelli, all along the red M1 Metro line
(Click the picture to enlarge.) Some of the busiest shopping districts of Milan can be reached along the red M1 Metro line: Corso Buenos Aires (multiple stations including Porta Venezia), San Babila, Corso Vercelli (Conciliazione, Pagano), and of course several of the shopping streets radiating out from the Piazza del Duomo at the heart of the city. SEE the more detailed article about Shopping Line - red M1 Metro.

Here are some of the best and most popular districts and streets for shopping in Milan:

- Around and radiating out from the Cathedral at Milan's Piazza del Duomo:

--- Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, right on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo, looks like a covered street, but is one of grandest and earliest shopping malls in the world, where all the leading retailers of Italy try to have a presence. Plenty of shopping in all the adjoining and nearby alleys.

--- Via Dante, a pedestrianized shopping street heading northwest towards Milan's Castello Sforzesco;

--- Via Torino, leading southwest (and connects to Corso di Porta Ticinese, another famous shopping street in Milan's south);

--- Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, a pedestrianized street that leads northeast to San Babila (San Babila is another shopping hotspot, and it also marks the southeast corner of Milan's famous Fashion Quarter - see next below).


- The streets of Milan's Quadrilatero della Moda (Fashion Quarter), not far northeast of the Catheral's Piazza del Duomo. Milan is the fashion capital of Italy and one of the "Big Four" world haute couture capitals (along with Paris, London and New York). The most famous designer label shopping street of all here is Via Monte Napoleone, which forms one side (the south side) of the Quadrilatero, the other sides of the Quadrilatero being Via della Spiga (north of Via Monte Napoleone), and both Via Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga run between Via Manzoni, its westerly side, and Corso Venezia, the easterly side.

Milan Fashion Quarter Quadrilatero della Moda marked flagship stores of leading fashion design labels
Marked on the map within the world famous Quadrilatero della Moda (Fashion Quarter) of Milan, are many of the flagship stores of leading fashion design labels who are headquartered in Milan. The Quadrilatero della Moda lies not far northeast of Milan Cathedrals' Piazza del Duomo, the heart of the city. For details, you can go to the original Milanfinally interactive online Google Map of Shopping and Food Markets in Milan

- Corso Buenos Aires... some say it is the longest shopping street in the world - from Porta Venezia just northeast of Milan's centre, all the way north to Piazzale Loreto.

- Corso Vercelli, just to the west of Milan's centre.

(Corso Buenos Aires, San Babila, Duomo, Corso Vercelli, can all be reached going along the red M1 Metro line. SEE maps and more in the detailed article on the red Metro M1 "Milan's Shopping Line".)

- Corso di Porta Ticinese in the south of Milan: has trendy shopping, and is popular with the younger crowd (its southern end is also in the vicinity of the Navigli leisure district).

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