From the futuristic skyscrapers of CityLife to the modern Porta Nuova district, past the shop windows in the city centre, showcasing the latest trends in fashion, clothing, accessories and design, Milan is a pre-eminent city of innovation. However, if you’re in search of romantic atmospheres, reminiscent of times gone by, the city of the Madonnina is the place to be! The Brera, Porta Venezia and Navigli districts are the best places to enhance your wardrobe with delicious vintage finds, be it garments or old vinyls, whet your appetite with traditional specialties, immerse yourself in an exquisite retro atmosphere, or just discover those areas of the city that still capture the olden day flavor.

1. Vintage Boutiques

While the Quadrilatero della Moda is synonymous with new trends, the picturesque Brera district embodies the quintessence of retro haute couture featuring some of the best second hand boutiques where vintage lovers may find menswear, womenswear and accessories from international top-brands, as well as old vynils and small objects.

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2. Retro Restaurants and Bistrots

Whether you’re in search of a relaxing lunch break, an exclusive dinner with burlesque or merely need to recharge your batteries with a sweet treat, Milan boasts a vast array of retro-style venues that will spoil you for choice.

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3. Vintage sightseeing

From futuristic districts to retro-looking areas, Milan features myriad facets and boasts many interesting venues where time seems to have stood still. From the Navigli district to the historical buildings of Porta Venezia everyone will have his curiosity satisfied.

>> Read our article on the best vintage sightseeing venues