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In Milan, you don't just wear fashion, you live it thanks to designer brands which enliven the city’s night life. From Armani’s rigorous style to Cavalli tiger and leopard prints, here are the chicest places to eat and drink.
Designers in Milan do not only own boutiques. In the capital of fashion, they open bars, restaurants and hotels – to offer the complete lavish lifestyle embodied by the brand. King Giorgio Armani has his own hotel with restaurants and bars, Trussardi has a refined bar overlooking piazza della Scala, Prada and the LVMH group acquired two historic pastry shops and gave them new life, Replay included a bar called The Stage on the first floor in their new boutique in the futuristic Piazza Gae Aulenti, as well as two roof terraces to provide a luxurious experience during the spring and summer.
In Milan, you live fashion, you don’t just wear it. Here are all the locations worth visiting, from Armani sobriety to the wilder side of Cavalli .
P.S. Fondazione Prada includes the Bar Luce, designed by director Wes Anderson, a true gem celebrating Italian Cinema in the 50s and 60s.
At the top of the Dsquared2 and The Brian and Barry Building, you can have an aperitif or dine in style with a great view. Ceresio 7, housing the Dsquared2 headquarters, is the only rooftop with a pool in the city and offers delicious drinks thanks to a highly skilled staff led by bartender Guglielmo Miriello, and delicious food in an informal setting with the cuisine of chef Elio Sironi. The view over of the Cimitero Monumentale (monumental cemetery) is breathtaking. Enjoy a drink at sunset or lunch on a clear day when you can even see the mountains on the horizon.
Giorgio Armani’s dream was to go beyond fashion and imagine his own world, a universe dominated by the Armani lifestyle. The Armani Hotel is made up of 95 rooms and exclusive rigorous environments, all designed in grey and taupe shades; but the visual aesthetics is not the only element worth mentioning. On the top floor is a one Michelin starred restaurant, offering creative cuisine focused on the fifth taste, Umami, and the Bamboo Bar remains open all day (in addition to exclusive parties at night). Also offering an amazing view on Milan skyline is the 1,000 Sq. m space of the SPA, on the eighth floor. Around the corner, in the same building is the fashionable Nobu restaurant.
After being acquired by two big international groups, it’s probably safe to consider the two historic pastry shops, Marchesi and Cova, as designer ones. The Marchesi 1824 is one of the symbols of Milan and today it is part of the Prada group, maintaining its historical spot in Corso Magenta, untouched for two centuries, as well as two new locations in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and via Montenapoleone – resembling glass candy jars full of pastel colours. Famous for panettone, brioches and chocolates, the newly opened venues also offer savory dishes for a quick but very chic lunch. In via Montenapoleone, the Cova pastry shop has been the parlour of the Milanese people for ages. Founded in 1817 and filled with gilded mirrors, an elegant atmosphere, and a large mahogany and marble bar, Cova has been part of the LVMH group since 2013. Well known in Asia for twenty years, it has recently opened shops in Monaco and Dubai. Their traditional panettone and vintage aperitif with sandwiches and canapes is fantastic.
Palazzo Trussardi in piazza della Scala blends food and fashion together and hosts the Trussardi boutique, café and restaurant on the first floor. On the ground floor, you can sit in the outdoor area, a striking vertical garden created by Patrick Blank with more than 3000 tropical plants. However if you are a true drink-lover, go to the immense marble counter of the Square Bar and enjoy watching the bartender’s skillful showcase (look for Tommaso Cerca, a true master). Try a Beer Americano or a twist on a Negroni, and order a gourmet burger. Visit the Michelin-starred restaurant headed by chef Roberto Conti who works with creativity on a traditional level. There is a tasting menu for those looking for the comfort of contemporary Italian cuisine and a much more creative one.
Named after fashion designer Roberto Cavalli’s clothing line, this bar also recreates its style. At Just Cavalli, there are leopard print tablecloths, tiger-patterned chairs, sumptuous chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, music and violet lights. It is famous for aperitifs and gala dinners, especially when the weather is nice and you can enjoy the open space overlooking Parco Sempione. This is a place where you can have fun, dance with a drink in hand and wear fashionable clothes. Booking is required for both the aperitif and after-dinner. For architecture lovers, the club is located right under Torre Branca, a high, metal frame structure designed by Gio Ponti in 1933, where the VIP area is located.