If the heat of August is getting you down, then you have the perfect excuse to take refuge in one of Milan’s downtown boutiques! Sales are still on and Where® Milan is ready to guide you to the best bargain buys or provide you with a preview of the new collections.

1. Louis Vuitton

The Parisian brand celebrates summer with a re-imaging of its iconic ‘Neverfull MM’ and ‘Open’ styles. Animalier prints and palm leaves add a young, fresh look to these roomy, handcrafted bags. www.louisvuitton.com 

2. Micheal Michael Kors

Natural rope trim and gleaming gold-tone hardware combine in Michael Kors’s luxe ‘Holly’ sandals, a must-have accessory designed to enhance an elegant long dress, a cocktail ensemble or a pair of patterned pants. www.michaelkors.com 

3. Elizabeth Arden

This silky bronzing powder, diffused with golden shimmer, imparts skin with a reflective, sun-kissed glow, enhancing the features of each woman’s face with a delicate play of light and shadows. www.elizabetharden.com

4. Pomellato

Stemming from a sophisticated combination of a chain in rose gold, turquoise ceramics and amethysts that reference the colours of the Campania coast from which it draws inspiration, Pomellato’s ‘Capri’ collection is this season’s must-have. www.pomellato.com

5. Bulgari

Available in different colours with nuanced, degradé-effect lenses, Bulgari’s acetate ‘Bulgari Bulgari’ sunglasses shade eyes from the sun, enhancing the different facets of femininity with an alluring touch of feline sophistication. www.bulgari.com

6. Chanel

Thanks to its deep, lightweight texture, Chanel’s ‘Rouge Coco Shine’ softens and moisturizes lips to give them a fuller look. Available in three new versions: Energy, Mighty and Shipshape. www.chanel.com

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