Corso Buenos Aires
There are a number of shopping hubs in Milan, but Corso Buenos Aires is particularly popular for its variety of stores that are generally less expensive than the high-end boutiques in the Quadrilatero d’Oro, the city’s most famous fashion district. Take a hop-on-hop-off bus tour to explore the length of Corso Buenos Aires on your own, or join a private or small-group shopping tour of Milan to visit the street’s top stores along with other fashionable shopping spots in the city.
Things to know before you go
- If Milan’s haute-couture boutiques are out of your budget, Corso Buenos Aires is an excellent alternative for trendy and classic looks that won’t bust the bank.
- Though clothing and accessories are the headliners here, you can also find housewares, interior design, and gourmet delicacies.
- The thoroughfare has wide, paved sidewalks that are easy to manage with wheelchairs and strollers.
- Stores accept credit cards and cash (in euros) and salespeople tend to speak a number of languages to be able to serve their international clientele.
How to get there
This major thoroughfare cuts through central Milan, beginning at Piazzale Loreto to the northeast and running toward the cathedral in the heart of the city, where the street turns into Corso Venezia. You can easily reach Corso Buenos Aires on foot from the main train station, Milano Centrale, or a number of the city’s most famous sights.
When to get there
Corso Buenos Aires can be overrun with shoppers during weekends, particularly around the holidays and during Italy’s main sales seasons in January and July. The shops along this road generally stay open in the early afternoon, when many businesses in Italy close for lunch; some are also open on Sundays.
Shopping Hubs in Milan
Milan is one of Italy’s most popular shopping destinations, especially during the many fashion events held in the city during the year. Those looking for the most famous designer names head to Quadrilatero della Moda (or Quadrilatero d’Oro). Called both the Fashion Quarter and the Golden Quarter, this chic area is the luxury heart of the city, thick with designer boutiques and high-end stores. Those looking for a more avant-garde style head to 10 Corso Como, a combined gallery and boutique shopping space and one of the city’s trendiest spots to shop and socialize.
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