Tour & Shop in Italy

My first ‘Vogue Fashion Night Out’ experience

This year, it was just my luck that I arrived in Milan in time for this amazing night when the city’s young, beautiful, fashionable and attention-seeking crowds descend on the Quadrilatero della Moda, the main and exclusive fashion district where all the best international brands reside.

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My first stop was the Bagatt shoe shop at San Babila where I wasted no time buying a much-needed closed shoe – my only closed pair because I forgot my other plain black pairs at home. I walked out in these patent, pointy, charcoal-coloured pumps.

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Boutiques were open until late serving drinks and snacks and even offering special discounts in celebration of the occasion – but wait, if you did not make it onto any of the store guest lists, you would have had to join a long queue that wormed out into the mass of streaming people.

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The Larusmiani concept boutique was a definite on my list too, but it was their window display that really got the crowd snapping; real people pretending to be mannequins.

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I loved this woman’s eccentric style; a cross between Lady GaGa and Minnie Mouse?

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Looking the part (fashion journo), I crept through Montenapoleone to the Camper store. This Spanish shoe manufacturer awarded me with a Camper cleaning kit as part of a bizarre game that involved sticky notes on one wall.
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Next, I met up with Laura, a Scottish blogger who I befriended back at the Where Milan office. We headed to Via Sant Damiano to the Dellera fur boutique. The designer and owner, Gigliora, who inherited the century-old family business, invited us to wear some of her fur clothes and accessories and then model the goods for a quick photoshoot. I will post these pics tomorrow as soon as it arrives in my inbox.

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Then… This was a highlight of my morning at the office…
My crazy (but super-cool) publisher, Andrea, who was delighted that I matched his little runaround promotional vehicle perfectly. Yes, it does fit two people 🙂

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