Italy has a strong sense of fashion, as you will see when you visit Italy. After all, one of its cities, Milan, is considered as one of the world capitals for fashion and design. A trip to Milan is not complete without a trip to the Quadrilatero d’Oro or the Golden Quad where you will find the who’s who of fashion. Names like Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabanna, Armani and Versace line the streets in this area of Milan. Milan has been touted as one of the fashion capitals of the world and this will be evident upon first sight of the Golden Quad.
Milan can also cater to the more budget minded shopper, with the L’Armadio de Laura area of town. It is here that you will find last season’s fashion at bargain prices. It is also worth checking out Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, which is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest shopping arcade in the world, which has seen little changes since it opened in 1867.
Here, you will find the best Italian and even international fashion houses, particularly in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade and along the street of via Montenapoleone, where you can buy trendy clothes and bags and shoes made of excellent and genuine Italian leather, so get ready for an exciting shopping spree.
And for the everyday lives of stylish Italians, there has been the eponymous Zara, and countless other names strewn across Italian cities that continue to take pride in making men and women beautiful. Hollywood has paid homage to Italians and their sense of dressing, for the past few decades most of the glitterati on the red carpets are clad and bedecked in clothes and jewelry made in Italy.
Fashion is almost a national passion, and to see the latest trends one need only glance around the various piazzas, restaurants and streets. Interestingly, these are trends worn to show off the best of the wearer, and imperceptibly conceal any flaws: individual Italians for the most part follow trends that suit them. Besides, few fashion conscious Italians would go for something trendy that is not also durable, classic and genuine.
Take your tour and pick up the best deals on latest fashion apparel and accessories while in Milan. You may hire a car to take you around and there are many car rental agencies like Car Rental Italy that cater to the commuting needs of shoppers.