THE VEGAN MILAN SHOP GUIDE

laRinascente (Map)

Piazza Duomo | +39 2 88521| 9.30-21.00 

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Milan's answer to Saks Fifth Avenue, laRinascente located right next to the Duomo is city's oldest departmental store. High fashion labels such as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen rub shoulders with young, upcoming and contemporary labels like GUM and Opificio V at their eight storied building. You can find here everything from chic sunglasses, vegan friendly accessories {Melissa shoes and Opificio V shoes), designer clothing, cool stationery, stylish homeware, organic beauty brands and cruelty free makeup (Urban Decay). Once you're done shopping head to the top floor for an amazing cityscape vista or get a haircut at the famous Aldo Coppola hair salon and its must-visit Atelier.

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10 Corso Como (Map)

10 Corso Como, | +39 2 29002674 | 10.30-21.00

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The mecca of luxurious international fashion and art, a visit to the world's coolest concept store is a must for all fashion, art and design lovers. While this is not a vegan store, when you would hunt down the place you will not be disappointed. From Parisian nail lacquer Kure Bazaar (yup its all vegan) and vegan friendly fragrances from Byredo and Penhaligans to Stella McCartney luxury vegan bags and of course lots of chic and stylish vegan friendly clothing from known and upcoming luxury designers, you can spend the whole day treasure hunting and marvelling at its awesome interiors and display. Don't forget to make your visit to the gallery and bookstore. Oh did we mention Corso Como’s lovely courtyard garden cafe, where you can relax sipping fresh juice enjoying the chirping birds on a sunny day? Once you are done here, head out in the Corso Como area and explore the boutiques & stores. Men's fashion

Wok Store (Map)

Via Viale Col di lana 5a | +39 2 89829700 |

Closest Metro: V.le Col Di Lana
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Hoping to infuse some excitement and avant garde style into Milan's fashion scene Federica Zambon and Simona Citarella opened Wok Store and brought an impeccable edit of eclectic men's and women's clothing plus accessories. Based in the bustling Navigli district, from newly cool to hip they stock handpicked stuff from designers from all over the world including locals.

 

Stella McCartney (Map)

Via Santo Spirito, 3 | +39 2 76281222 |10.00-19.00

Closest Metro: Montenapoleone
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British designer Stella McCartney’s Milan store is housed in a 18th century building and spread over two floors. The store retails everything from the designer's collection including eveningwear, accessories, shoes, fragrances, lingerie and kids collection in a beautiful display. Whether you want to buy some seriously stylish bags or just want to ogle the vegan luxury this is the place to be. Save up to buy one of her cult Falabella luxury vegan handbags.

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Brera District

Via Brera
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From curated multi-designer stores, quirky to high-end boutiques, vintage stores (Humana Vintage, Madame Pauline Vintage, Cavalli E Nastri), art galleries, home decor (Tappeti Contemporanei for their carpets and Dimore Studio for covetable furniture)  and fun shops to unknown yet amazing Milanese and Italian designers (we love Carla G), shopping in the Brera district is like a treasure hunt. Known as the most evocative areas of Milan this charming area with cobblestone streets is a heaven for shoppers and design lovers and the best way to explore is by foot without any maps. There are plenty of vegan friendly options, you'll just have to be patient and check the labels.

Corso Buenos Aires (Map)

Closest Metro: Lima

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If the astronomical prices in Brera and Monte Napoleone intimidates you, head to Buenos Aires. Milan's equivalent of Oxford Street, this open air shopping mall has options for all kinds of shoppers from where you can find everything from private boutiques to high street brands.

 

 

 

Lush Cosmetics (Map)

Via Torino 42 | 10am-8pm | +39 2 89096986

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This handmade fresh beauty and cosmetics chain with multiple stores in Milan has everything your beauty cabinet needs from vegan shampoo, soaps and bathing gel to the best vegan lipstick {we swear by their red lipstick Decisive}. Their freshly made face masks, vegan lipsticks and hair gel are our favorites! There’s one just walking distance from Duomo (behind it).

Must Visit Stores

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Cattina Spazio Contemporaneo (Via Pontaccio 19, Brera) melds mostly homegrown Italian labels in a beautifully designed store with raw industrial look. The high fashion department store which is a darling of all Fashion Week girls Excelsior. Wait and See that you'll find in every Milan shopping guide worth reading because the store is a treasure trove filled with amazing and unusual products and fashion from new designers hunted and handpicked by glamorous Uberta Zambeletti. Luckily the prices starts from as low as 1 Euro.

Vegan Handbags & Shoes Made in Italy

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Many Italian designers are experimenting with vegan and ethical materials, and Origine is one such brand that makes clean elegant handbags. Crafted using quality and innovative materials, their bags are 100% made in Italy. We couldn't find a brick and mortar store selling them yet, but you can order them online. Another vegan discovery is shoes brand Camminaleggero with a good selection of vegan shoes for men, women and even children plus vegan bags. Their select line can be found at Bastard Store  (Via Scipio Slataper 19).  Alcantara opened a concept pop-up store in the heart of Milan (Via S.Pietro all’Orto) showcasing products made from the leather alternative material Alcantara. You will instantly fall in love with the collection, designed in collaboration with designer Rebecca Moses.   Their fringed vegan bags and accessories are a wardrobe must haves.

Vegan Beauty

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Although Milan does not yet have a vegan only beauty store that doesn't mean you don't have options. Besides Lush there are many vegan and vegan friendly brands that you can find everywhere. Human+Kind at Sephora stores, the vegan-friendly makeup options from Urban Decay, Zoya (Six Inch Salon) and Kure Bazaar (10 Corso Como) vegan nail lacquers, Aveda shampoos and hair products (Chic and Choc Hair Salon, Map), Caudalie in Brera, vegan skincare from local brand Cola Cosmetics (we swear by their body oil, safe for even pregnant women and kids) are just a few names. A peek into the pharmacy store will also land you with plenty vegan and vegan friendly skincare products.

Both Six Inch Salon in Brera and Chic and Choc near Piazza Borromeo offer vegan friendly organic products for their hair and beauty treatments in case you ned a fresh manicure or a haircut.

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