Milan is without a doubt the world capital of design and it is certainly an unmissable destination for shopping enthusiasts.
Leaving aside the names of the great Italian brands, of which all showrooms are located in Milan, today I want to focus on my favorite multi-brand stores. My selection includes both the classic multi-brand shops, where you can find furnishings and accessories from well-known brands, but also galleries where instead you can find unique and refined pieces.
1 – CARGO & HI-TECH
With two locations, this is one of the most popular design stores in Milan. Both stores are large and well-stocked, it is impossible to get out empty-handed. They sell from furniture, especially in industrial style, to lighting; from home textiles to stationery, from kitchen tools to table decoration, from objects to hi-tech. And there is also an area dedicated to bathroom accessories, another to house organization and there is also a small section dedicated to clothing.
CARGO – Via Privata Antonio Meucci, 43
HI-TECH – Piazza XXV Aprile 12
2 – DESIGN SUPERMARKET – LA RINASCENTE
La Rinascente was the first department storeopened in Italy and it is still a true institution for the Milanese. Located next to the Duomo of Milan, on the -1 floor we find its Design Supermarket. Here you can buy the iconic creations of Italian and foreign brands (Kartell, Vitra, Alessi, Seletti, Normann Copenhagen etc.) but also the creations of emerging talents selected from the most interesting names on the contemporary design scene.
3 – RAW&CO
This delightful shop is an eclectic and original collection of objects carefully selected by Paolo Badesco. A “cabinet of curiositiés” full of decorations, display cases, bird cages, tables, plates, glasses, scented candles and cushions. The setting changes cyclically so you have to go back often, especially before Christmas.
Corso Magenta 10 / Via Palermo 1
4 – MORONI GOMMA
In this historical shop in Milan, you can find many design products (including lesser-known brands) and lots of objects. You can also find many gift ideas and many objects for the home with an ironic and fun style.
Via Varesina 80 / Corso Garibaldi 123
5 – FUNKY TABLE
A small gem in the 5 Vie area. Here you will find objects for the home with an eclectic and imaginative style, the result of Mariangela and Titti Negroni’s continuous research of objects from Italy and abroad. Mixing different objects, emphasizing the singularity of each object, is their philosophy.
Funky Table is a paradise for lovers of home decor and in particular for fans of unconventional mise en place.
Via Santa Marta 19
6 – DESIGN REPUBLIC
Design Republic is the reference point in Milan for Nordic design. You will find the most important Scandinavian brands: Hay, Muuto, Ferm Living, Gubi, & tradition, Normann Copenhagen etc.
Corso di Porta Ticinese 3 / Piazza Tricolore 2
7 – TENOHA
If yo ulove Japan you cannot miss this store in the Navigli area. Tenoha is a wonderful multi-functional space where you will find Japanese design and craftsmanship, a restaurant, a co-working and a beautiful garden.
Via Vigevano 18
8 – JANNELLI E VOLPI
In the Porta Venezia area, the Jannelli e Volpi store is the realm of the brand’s wallpapers. But in the shop there are also many design objects from other Italian and foreign brands.
Via Melzo 7
9 – 10 CORSO COMO
10 Corso Como is “THE” concept store in Milan, the creature of Carla Sozzani, fashion journalist, publisher and gallery owner who has transformed an old workshop into one of the coolest spaces in Milan. A multi-functional space where there is also an art gallery and a restaurant.
The book shop on the first floor is dotted with refined design pieces, such as Gufram pieces or Fornasetti ceramics.
Corso Como 10
10 – LE CIVETTE SUL COMO’
A magical shop, with many design proposals for children. We find the products of well-known brands but also of lesser-known brands.
Via Salmini 4
11 – SPAZIO ROSSANA ORLANDI
One of the stops not to be missed during the Salone del Mobile, the Rossana Orlandi space is the reference point to admire and purchase the emerging design creations. All the authors are selected and supported by the passion of the founder Rossana Orlandi, who in 2002 transformed an old tie factory into a true design hub.
Via Matteo Bandello 14/16
12 -SIX GALLERY
An enchanting oasis in the Navigli area, created in a former 16th century monastery. An out-of-the-ordinary concept store that brings together a gallery-studio, the Sixième bistro and the Irene green design boutique. In the gallery there are exclusive proposals of furniture, lights and accessories.
Via Scaldasole 7
13 – SPOTTI
Another reference address in Milan for the rich selection of furnishings and accessories from the best Italian and foreign brands. The setting and windows change seasonally and are always signed by important designers.
Viale Piave, 27
14 – PALERMO UNO
A new concept of shop: Palermo Uno is a house where everything is for sale, born from the passion of Sophie Wannenes for home decor, design and modern antiques. The store is divided into various rooms, each of which does not lose its function, revealing the desire to create a constantly changing space in which people can discover the objects on display and buy them.
Via Santa Maria alla Porta 5
15 -DIMORE GALLERY
The apartment of Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, aka Dimorestudio, is the place to go to discover the new trends. On one side there is the Dimoregallery with vintage furniture of great value; on the other Dimorestudio with furniture, accessories, fabrics and lamps.
Via Solferino 11
16 – NILUFAR
Exclusive proposals, unique pieces and refined furniture from talents discovered and selected by Nina Yashar. Another destination not to be miss during the Milan Design Week.
Via della Spiga 32