Milan, everybody knows, is fashion and fashion is shopping.
Milanese women are elegant, sophisticated and used to excellence.
We, of course, know where to go for high quality and full of style shopping, keeping an eye on value for money.
And here we are: I am going to reveal to you one of my favorite, incredible, unforgettable, very secret, very milanese address: I'm sure you would very hardly be able to find it, if not revealed!
Raptus and Rose, is a miracle.
At my son's wedding, last summer, I wore Raptus and Rose and I felt gorgeous.
It's not only a shop, it is a mood.
From their Manifesto:
"Beauty is finding the balance between emptiness and fullness.
Beauty is mixing fearless together so different fabrics.
Beauty is dressing women by listening to their souls and by stirring their passion.
Beauty is making women clothes which women can love at a glance and then will love them forever.
Beauty is having gone on loving crazily this job for many years and maybe every day more and more."
Go and visit them in their Residenza, far from the usual footpaths and get out with a special item which will follow you for the rest of your life.
Raptus and Rose, La Residenza Milanese, via Carlo Farini 8, open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m to 7 p.m