· By Herb Lester

10 Corso Como, Milan

Extracted from Meet Me in Milan.

Opened in 1990, this sprawling mix of food, art and fashion was the first concept store. Today with its own restaurant and three-room hotel, it’s less a shop than a destination. Wonderful presentation shows off excellent buying in books, shoes and clothes, and the attention paid to giftwrap, bags and packaging makes it hard to resist at least a small purchase. Unless it’s torrential out, make the effort to visit the roof terrace.

10 Corso Como
Corso Como 10, 20154
Tel: +39 02 29002674
Mon-Tue: 10.30am-7.30pm; Wed-Thu: 10.30am-9pm; Fri-Sun: 10.30am-7.30pm