🌍 Milan, Italy
Having spent my few years in Italy in the small seaside city of Rimini, I have always wanted to experience big Italian city living and where best to carry my fashion degree to than the glamorous streets of Milan, a city where people have the tendency to dress like they just hopped off the cover of Vogue or GQ. Fast forward to a few apartments, roommates, countries and cities later, I am in Milan feeling like a kid in a candy store.
It’s summer and hot as hell out here. I have been having more Gelatos than usual trying to sweetly cool down my body while I peruse the city all while trying to not appear too touristy. Last week, while I was being tourist incognito around the artistic Brera district with its bohemian aura and high-quality leather shops, a small gem by the name of Cavalli e Nastri, caught my little eye. I mean who doesn’t love a chic Vintage Shop all decked out with cute interiors?
Walking into the shop felt like walking into a fantasy closet. The variety of colours, prints and fabrics, the pop art decors and classic statement jewels were speaking to me on a deep level. I’d love to try on a number of pieces, lay down with my feet up on the welcoming pink couch positioned in the centre of the shop but I keep my manners in check and walk around the store admiring the various bags and dresses.
With big labels like Armani, Chanel, Hermès, Saint Laurent, Fendi, Versace, Valentino and Kenzo, the prices are understandably high up there. However, you can declutter and clean out your closet. If you have some special items try to offer them up and earn a quick buck from Cavalli & Nastri. They purchase dresses, bags and accessories from 1800 to today.
On my way back home I discovered that Cavalli e Nastri also has two shops in Via Gian Giacomo Mora with one being exclusively dedicated to men and antiques. So if your heart does somersaults whenever you come across a garment from way-back-then, make sure you pay this gem a visit. You may just walk out with that unique piece you didn’t even know you needed.