To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Valentino has treated itself to a new boutique. The store covers 860 square meters over two floors and was designed by architect David Chipperfield, along with the fashion house’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli.
20 Via Montenapoleone, tel. 39.02.7600.6182, www.valentino.com
Fabiana Filippi, the Umbria-based label specializing in merino wool and cashmere knitwear, opened a new 150-square meter space in Milan. “This opening is a sign of confidence in the market,” says founding partner Mario Filippi.
4 Via della Spiga, www.fabianafilippi.com
A wrought-iron door designed by Milanese architect Giò Ponti leads into Meissen’s first Italian flagship store. Here, the 300-year-old German manufacturer sells its coveted jewelry and home accessories.
3 Via Montenapoleone, www.meissen.com
This season, the Brunello Cucinelli man can choose from several youthful, contemporary “new formal” suits that can be worn either at work or in the evening. Made of light fabrics, they have a slim-fit silhouette and can be enhanced with pocket squares, belts and ties.
15 Via della Spiga, tel. 39.02.7602.8061, www.brunellocucinelli.it
Gucci’s 1970 Shoulder Bag is made from multicolored python and features leather lining, a metal tassel and brass hardware. A touch of the ‘70s for a totally trendy bag.
5-7 Via Montenapoleone, tel. 39.02.771.271, www.gucci.com
Osteria Mamma Rosa
Chef Gabriele Spanu cooks up traditional Italian cuisine at his popular eatery. Specialties include cotoletta alla Milanese, served with fries or oven-baked potatoes, and spaghetti alla carbonara. The wine cellar stocks over 1,000 vintages.
4 Piazza Cincinnato, tel. 39.02.2952.2076, www.osteriamammarosa.it