Whether the shows just get to be too much, a quick pampering is in order, or there’s a wardrobe malfunction, here are some of the city’s hot spots for dining, shopping and working out.
Antica Barbieria Colla di Franco Bompieri
3 Via Gerolamo Morone, 20121
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Since 1904, this has been the place where the chicest Milanese take care of their faces and hair. Whether a bearded hipster or a baby-faced buyer, this gem in the heart of the city offers a VIP treatment.
Turi Lacci E Lucidi di Zappala’ Giuseppe & Co.
19 Via Cerva, 20122
Italians are obsessed with shoes. This famous store a few steps from Piazza San Babila offers a wide range of treatments to give old footwear favorites new life.
23 Via Alessandro Manzoni, 20121
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Got a last-minute invite to a dinner gala? To spice up a run-of-the-mill black suit, stop by the prestigious Gioielleria Villa for a pair of chic, eccentric cuff links. While surely not a bargain, men, too, deserve nice jewels every now and then.
Cb Made in Italy
50 Corso Garibaldi, 20121
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cb shoes are made for walking in style. If the range of slippers available at the Milanese brand’s showroom-cum-store are not enough, get creative and order a custom pair.
The Botanical Club
11 Via Pastrengo, 20159
6:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Drinking a well-concocted gin and tonic is always a good way to relax after a long work day. This new hot spot is gaining a rep in Milan for its selection of great gins. And the creative dinner menu won’t disappoint, either
36 Via Selvanesco, 20142
A trip to Milan is never complete without a cotoletta. For exquisite breaded cutlets, cab over to this restaurant for a yummy meal, in satisfying portions.
18 Via Buonarroti, 20149
Sticking to a workout routine during fashion week is hard, but Davide Rombolotti can help. The Milanese king of CrossFit will help weary showgoers stay in shape during the fashion marathon.
31 Via Manzoni, 20121
The Zen, minimal environment of this spa, located inside Giorgio Armani’s hotel, can help the fashion flock regain balance and a peaceful state of mind — so easy to lose after endless shows and deadlines.