As real fashion lovers we’re always looking for new trends and inspirations. This is why we love to get lost in bookstores, especially specialized ones. We chose 5 ones in Milan where you can find hidden gems: trust us, once you’ll go in you will even forget to check your Instagram!
Corso Como Bookshop
One of Milan’s fashion temples and it’s worth a visit, even only for its minimalist design that guaranteers a perfect overlook on the books exposed. You can find new and classic publications of art, architecture, design, literature, graphics and fashion, with a focus on photography.
Address: Corso Como, 10, 20154 Milan
TBS ♥If you live in Milan you must go there at least once a month, also for visiting really interesting exhibitions in the near-by Galleria Carla Sozzani.
Armani fell in love with Walther König: the designer was highly impressed by his bookstore during a trip to Cologne that after visiting it several times, after a long-lasting friendship proposed König to design one for him.
Address: Via Manzoni, 31, 20121 Milan
TBS ♥ Not so big, but really well-stocked, perfect if your friends are late and you are waiting for them to get aperitivo at Nobu.
Milan’s historical library, it’s full of books and offers both Italian and original versions. You can find basically everything: there are 5 floors, each dedicated to a specific topic; the last one is the one we love the most, and the fashion section is really remarkable.
Address: Via Ulrico Hoepli, 5, 20121 Milan
TBS ♥ Located in the vibrant heart of the city, this is a perfect shelter for lonely readers. Warning: don’t go there before an appointment or you’ll regret having to leave early.
Biblioteca della Moda
A fashion addicted place-to-be, this incredible archive collects magazines, books, notebooks, lookbooks, both digital and physical from 1868 till now, a 50,000 books fortune. It’s a private archive so you have to be a member to check their material.
Address: Via Alessandria, 8, 20144 Milan
TBS ♥ Perfect to do some research and to get inspired as well.
This bookstore is specialized, for more than 20 years, in importing and distributing illustrated books, this 180sqm bookshop is well-stocked and offers more the 5,000 titles published by more than 100 editors.
Address: Via Achille Maiocchi, 11, 20129 Milan
TBS ♥ Recommended not just for fashion lovers but also for those that love photography, illustrations and design.