Via della Spiga (Spiga Street), Milan

Via della Spiga (Spiga Street), Milan

Located in the upscale Quadrilatero della Moda district, Via della Spiga is one of the chicest shopping destination in Milan. Its name is derived from the historic "contrada della Spiga" or district of Spiga, which was once part of the six ancient neighborhoods of central Milan. As for the origins of the Spiga (“ear”) bit, they are uncertain, with some scholars associating it with the Spighi family, while others attribute it to an effigy of an ear affixed in front of a tavern that once stood here.

Nowadays, this street is famous for its sophisticated elegance manifested in stylish clothing, shoes, handbags and other accessories from top brands such as Dolce & Gabanna, Sergio Rossi, Tod's, Bulgari, and Gianfranco Ferre, to mention but a few.

Visitors can find a David Chipperfield designer boutique at #2, while Krizia, known for introducing a mini skirt and knitted dresses to the fashion world, occupies #23. At #28, there is a vintage space, and the store for women's accessories is located at #26. Roberto Cavalli, a renowned Florentine designer known for his animal print, architectural, and geometric motif sweaters and dresses popular among the youth, has opened a new store at #42. The Moschino brand and its wicked style are also part of the street's offerings.

A true paradise for fashionistas, Via della Spiga is well worth spending one's time and, sure enough, money too!

Tip:
Like most streets in the area, this one is pedestrianized and cobblestoned, so wear comfortable shoes for walking on the uneven surfaces.

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Sight Name: Via della Spiga (Spiga Street)
Sight Location: Milan, Italy (See walking tours in Milan)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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