Milan is the fashion capital of the world. The city is full of charming boutiques, shops and malls, and everyone in the city looks forward to sale season when discounts can reach up to 90%.
There are two official sales periods in Milan—winter and summer. Each lasts approximately six to eight weeks. Winter might be not the best season for travelling, but if you're a real shopaholic, it will be paradise for you.
Winter Sale starts at the beginning of January and lasts until the middle of February or longer, depending on when inventory is gone. Summer Sale runs from the beginning of July until the middle of August. If you want to catch the best deals, it's best to come at the beginning of the sales periods. The prices aren't extremely low at this time, but the choice is huge.
The Fashion District (Quadrilatero della Moda) provides the best shopping opportunities with famous designer boutiques like Armani, Chanel, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace, etc. Don't miss the chance to buy your dream shoes, an amazing black dress or that red bag you've always wanted. Saldi period can be challenging with plenty of passionate clothes hunters, but it's worth trying at least once.