Corso Como is often mentioned when people talk about Milan’s movida. This street, which became pedestrian, has gained this reputation for being very lively from the aperitif time until late at night.
Corso Como is considered one of the Milan’s symbols and is full of fashion boutiques and concept stores. A walk in Corso Como allows you to discover a new Milan shopping area, away from the large streets such as Via Torino and Corso Buenos Aires, which, especially during the weekend, are often too crowded.
Follow this useful itinerary to discover Corso Como and enjoy your stay in the Fashion Capital.
In Corso Como you can enjoy a unique shopping experience and have tasty brunches or aperitifs at very cool restaurants and bars. If you arrive from Garibaldi Station, the first store you’ll see is Adidas Original. This is the first Italian flagship of the German brand; after Shanghai, Seoul, London and Berlin, Adidas has decided to invest in Milan.
As well as the classic models of Adidas sneakers, there are some limited edition models, some even designed by star of the show business as Pharrell Williams and Kanye West.
At number 10 we find the acclaimed 10 Corso Como, the most renowned concept store in the city, that we already recommended in The 5 best concept stores of Milan. A multifunctional space wanted by Carla Sozzani, editor of Vogue Italy, and opened in 1990, 10 Corso Como has in its interior a clothing store, a bookstore, a cafe-restaurant and an exhibition space.
The shop shows carefully selected brands; bags, jackets, pants, accessories, here you can find exclusive pieces, even the Corso Como 10 brand collection. Needless to say, this is one of the most famous places of fashion victims but which always attracts many tourists and curious. Website: www.10corsocomo.com.
Another single-brand store in Corso Como is G-Shock. Casio watches still are sought-after and the G-Shock collection in Italy is very popular, so much so that a couple of years ago the Japanese company has decided to open the first showroom dedicated to G-Shock.
In addition to all the G-SHOCK line, inside the store there is the Capsule Room, dedicated to other lines limited edition Casio: the Baby G, the Sheen, and Pro-Trek.
Among the last to arrive in Corso Como is Pinko. The Emilian company, one of the most famous Italian women fashion brands thanks to campaigns by celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Elle Macpherson and Mariah Carey, has launched a new prestigious boutique in Corso Como. You find jackets, dresses, jeans, skirts, shoes, sweaters, accessories and the famous canvas bag with the name of the label written with sequins.
Avery Perfume Gallery, a high quality perfume shop, is now also a concept store. Besides being a perfumery, where can find fragrances such as Acqua di Stresa, Agonist, Andrea Maack and Azagury, this space is designed to host exhibitions and installations. Website: www.averyperfumegallery.com.
If you want to do a tasty break and enjoy a brunch or a lunch during your walk, here you can find California Bakery. This franchising café became quickly very popular in Milan. California Bakery is an opportunity to taste the American quality food. As in many other shops around the city, here you can enjoy burgers, sandwiches, bagels, salads, omelets, smoothies and especially the desserts, with their own special cheesecake.
If you prefer the Italian cuisine we recommend Rocking Horse, where you can taste the best of Italian cuisine and more than 30 kinds of pizza. Rocking Horse is a pizzeria and spaghetti among the best in town with also a great selection of wines and homemade desserts.