Milan is well-known as a major shopping destination, but some of the streets in its city center – including Via Monte Napoleone – are particularly famous for their designer boutiques.
Via Monte Napoleone (also spelled Montenapoleone) is Milan's foremost shopping street in the shopping zone called the Quadrilatero della Moda, or “fashion quarter.” It's lined with high-end boutiques bearing world-famous designer names – Armani, Ferragamo, Fratelli Rossi, Zegna, Louis Vitton, Gucci, Valentino, Prada, and more.
Many of the streets in this area are pedestrianized, making it easy – and pleasant – to simply window shop if your wallet won't stretch to accommodate the boutique prices. The window displays along Via Monte Napoleone are often elaborate, making window shopping well worth your while.
Via Monte Napoleone is in Milan's historic center, and it runs roughly between the San Babila and Montenapoleone Metro stations.