If you’re headed to Italy for the holiday season, or can simply spare a day or two to jet over for some shopping, DuJour has the inside scoop on where to make the best possible purchases. Here, Four Seasons Milan’s concierge Samuele Pastori shares his go-to list of shops for elegant and luxurious gifts.
This is the place to buy everything holiday. The home decor shop’s seasonal Christmas area is stocked with balsam-scented candles, hand-blown ornaments and handmade wooden toy soldiers and nativity sets from Napoli. This year’s special Sparkling Room invites shoppers to a frosty world of silver, diamonds, mirrors and crystals.
73 Ripa di Porta Ticinese, ecliss.it
Roberta e Basta
You’ll always find something unique to give or to buy for yourself at this interior design gallery specializing in furniture pieces and accessories. It is in the Brera district, so walking distance from our hotel. Many of our guests love these types of galleries and look for special pieces for their homes. You may find everything from tableware, glasses and lamps to paintings and sculptures.
Via Marco Formentini, 4, robertaebasta.com
This custom coccodrillo leather shop ethically sources its materials. Its uniquely designed belts, totes, business bags, luggage and accessories are ideal Christmas gifts. They will also make custom-designed items, like iPhone holders, picture frames and gloves.
Via Ciovasso, 6, giosamilano.com
This 40-year-old menswear shop is the best place in Milan to buy jackets and dress shirts for gentlemen. Their impeccable style and excellent materials make it a classic for well-dressed men.
Via A.Scarpa, 9, albazarmilano.it
Vintage Delirium by Franco Jacassi
If you want to buy a special gift for someone who loves vintage, this is the place to do it. It carries a range of fashions from the 19th century to the ‘80s, including dresses from the ‘20s and ‘30s from Callot Soeurs, Vionnet and Chanel; Pucci, Dior, Cardin and Balenciaga specimens from the ‘50s and ‘60s; YSL, Mila Schon and Versace from the ‘70s and ‘80s and much more. I go all the time to check if something interesting has arrived.
Via Giuseppe Sacchi, 3, vintagedeliriumfj.com