If you’re planning a trip to Europe in search of fashion and glamour, then the city of Milan is a must-see experience you won’t want to miss. Historically, Milan has always been one of the wealthiest cities that you will find anywhere in Europe and it has a global reputation for being the capital of design and fashion. 

    Some of the world’s most influential fashion designers have called Milan their home and you will quickly discover why this is the case as well as be amazed at how affordable that experience can be. Here are our recommendations for bargain fashion shopping in Milan.


    Armani Megastore

    Despite the renowned name and the attached misconception that if it’s Armani, it has to be expensive, you owe it to yourself to explore the bargain and close-out racks buried deep within this 8,000 square foot fashion Mecca. And if the kids are tagging along on this excursion, you’ll be happy to know that there is a children’s recreation area in the basement. For hotels near the Armani Megastore, choose to stay in Brera.

    Location: Via Alessandro Manzoni 31, Milan, Italy

    Open: 10 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +39 02 7231 8600


    Il Salvagente

    Despite being located slightly off the Golden Quadrilateral, this shop is well worth exploring. This retailer specializes in designer seconds, imitations, and last year's fashions, as well as a wide array of other bargains. Don’t let this format fool you because even the keenest eye can’t spot the imperfections (unless of course you’re a fashion expert). The merchandise is comprised of discount overstocks from big name brands such as Armani, Fendi, and Prada.

    Location: Via Fratelli Bronzetti, 16, Milan, Italy

    Phone: +39 02 7611 0328



    If you're staying in Navigli you'll have another bargains shopper’s haven at your doorstep, with a cluster of shops to satisfy every fashion palate imaginable. Four different shops – Biffi, Corso Buenos Aires, Eliogabaldo, and Floretta Coen Musil – stand out as some of the best fashion bargain treasure troves that you will find anywhere in the city.


    Calzaturificio di Parabiago

    Catering to both men and women with high-quality fashion at unbelievably affordable pricing. Additionally, the selection is enormous and the sales staff is amazingly tourist-friendly. Taking all this into consideration, this is one shopping experience you won’t want to miss.

    Location: Via Sabotino, 68, Parabiago, Milan, Italy

    Phone: +39 0331 551450


    The Highline Outlet

    A prominent outlet store in Milan

    A trip to The Highline Outlet in Milan is a must if you're looking for designer pieces at a fraction of the price. This 2-storey luxury outlet stocks high-end Italian bags, jackets, shoes, luggage, and wallets at bargain prices.

    The merchandise at The Highline Outlet tends to be disorganised. However, with a bit of patience – and a coffee break at one of the nearby cafes – you'll be able to browse the endless racks of discounted clothing, shoes, and accessories to find the perfect items.

    Location: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 30, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +39 02 7601 4870

    Anita Choudhary | Contributing Writer

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