You'll struggle to pace yourself on shopping trips to Milan, so say your designer prayers and plunge into the rarefied atmosphere of the Quadrilatero d'Oro, a quadrangle of streets bursting at its designer seams with famous-name boutiques. Take a more affordable shopping stroll along Via Torino on a Milan shopping trip and leave something in your purse for a market visit to Viale Papiniano.
Start your Milan shopping trip in the Quadrilatero d'Oro, the pedestrianised shopper's heaven along Via della Spiga, Via Sant'Andrea, Via Manzoni and Via Montenapoleone just ignore the designer-wear price tags. You'll find space on your credit card for Corso Vittorio Emanuele II's thrifty boutiques and leather bargains from Paolo Sarpi in Milan's Chinatown. Discover the unknown in Brera's antique and bric-a-brac stores on your Milan shopping trip or indulge your shoe fetish along Via Torino.
Seek out bargains on shopping trips to Milan's busy markets by joining the locals at packed Viale Papiniano on a search for designer and fashion wear. Play eye-spy for antique Milanese finds at Via Fiori Chiari and Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande. You'll find everything on your Milan shopping trip list at Sunday's open-air Mercato di via Lorenzini bazaar.
Head to Quadrilatero d'Oro on your Milan shopping trip and discover that diamonds and dresses truly are a girl's best friend. Trawl for surprise finds at markets on shopping trips to Milan or celebrate Milan's renowned flair for design at stylish homeware stores on Via Durini. Then take home foodie souvenirs from the famous gourmet food store Peck on your Milan shopping trip, like Christmas panettone cake and sparkling Franciacorta wines from Lombardy.