Every lady wants to have a fur coat in her wardrobe, and preferably not one. Dear beautiful fur for women has long become a symbol of status, prestige, wealth and good taste. But why do fashionistas prefer to buy a fur coat in Milan, in Italy, where the winter is mild, the sun is shining, the warm Adriatic is splashing? Yes, because it is the most fashionable city in Europe, it is here that stylish, high-quality, designer models of the latest collections of famous luxury brands (Dior, Prada, Gucci) are presented.
“Fur is the oldest of all kinds of clothing,” notes Italian fashion designer Sylvia Venturini Fendi. The material is sensual, attractive and sexy. It is light and warm, which is important for cold Russia. Numerous domestic salons offer a huge selection of fur products. But we set off for Milan in order to plunge into the classic luxury of the Italian style and enjoy the special atmosphere of the city.
The Italians love the beautiful things in blood, they are used to the high style and sophistication of the fur. Parents traditionally give the first fur coat to an Italian woman when she turns 18. This is a symbol of her entry into adulthood. Later, she receives similar gifts for a wedding, anniversary, birth of a child.
Italian designers are not afraid of experimentation. The fur suddenly became off-season: Marni uses it in every summer collection, Fendi uses sheared mink, and Dolce & Gabbana showed dresses from astrakhan. He was once considered a thick, heavy material for long coats. But fashionable masters manage to cut, shave, dye, embroider and even weave with other materials, representing as a result unprecedented models of fur coats in their collections.
The Italians, and after them the Russian women, are delighted with the unusual offers of the fur salons of Milan. Chic elegant long mink and sable fur coats, cropped lynx and chinchilla patterns, ice fox jackets. The smart decision will be to choose a fur coat of a designer specializing in furs. Famous brands, thanks to the perfect combination of perfect quality and fashionable design, are famous brands: Annabella (classic for elegant ladies), Simonetta Ravizza (youth style), De Scal, De Nicola, Paolo Moretti, Vladimiro Gioia.
Even before the trip, having walked on the Internet, familiarizing yourself with the sites of famous designers, reading the reviews of the happy owners of the coveted coats who returned from European shopping, you can decide what exactly you need.
Visit Milan to buy a fur coat, especially if you are looking for a fashionable expensive model, at any time, new collections are constantly being sold there. If you still want to save a little, get a designer fur coat using the time of sales (January-end of February).
Where and how much
You can find the coat of your dreams:
- in chic boutiques in the city center (Prada, Armani, Dior, Max Mara, Liu Jo, Stefanel) and specialized boutiques of the above-mentioned brands Simonetta Ravizza, De Scal;
- in Outlets, representing clothes of various brands of past and current collections with significant discounts of up to 30-70%;
- in warehouses, shops with fur factories from the manufacturer (Annabella).
In the first case, a fur coat can cost any amount, but maybe a couple of thousand euros cheaper than the same in Russia, in the second - at least 4-5 thousand euros, at a factory the prices are from 1.8-2 thousand euros. Those wishing to meet the thousand euros, go to Milan does not make sense.
Shopping tour planning
If you have time in Milan, take a walk on the first day of shopping, orient yourself, enjoy the chic and service. Visit the popular fashion square among Via Sant'Andrea, Via Montenapoleone, Via Della Spiga and Via Monzani, take a look at the boutiques at Corso Buenos Aires, Via Vittorio Emanuele and Piazza Duomo. Take any magazine, open pages with advertising fur salons and go.
Devote the second day to outlets. They are mainly located in the suburbs, although there are also inside Milan. More than a hundred brands will be represented by Fox Town, Serravalle and other centers. Reading the reviews of visitors, you can be sure that you can find everything here, it would be time and desire. If you are a frequent visitor to the city, go on an independent tour by renting a car. If not, it’s better to hire a car with a driver or contact special companies that practice shopping tours for Russian tourists. There are such agencies both in Russia and in Italy (TuristoRusso). For 100-250 euros you will be introduced to all the intricacies of shopping, they will tell you whether the price is adequate, take care of your comfort, and provide translation services.
Tip: If you do not tolerate crush, prefer personalized service, outlets are not for you.
To explore all the offers, a separate day can be devoted to a trip to the factories. Agencies are happy to provide this service. The cost of the tour is 300 euros or less if a group is recruited. Advantages of this service: saving (goods from the manufacturer), an individual travel plan, agency discounts when buying at the factory with which they work, the ability to order an individual fur coat to order if you have not found a suitable size or have your own design ideas for the ideal model.
Tip:Choose the right product when buying, pay attention to the quality of the fur, look closely at each seam.
You should not hope that the sellers or even representatives of the companies accompanying you will tell, explain everything. Their concern is to sell the goods. Therefore, it is advisable to go with a good friend, versed in furs. Read reviews, chat on the forums before choosing a company for a shopping tour. Or go to luxury stores, where you are guaranteed not to offer low-quality goods.
Make yourself a stunning present, buy a fashionable fur coat in Milan. Beautiful ladies deserve to wear gorgeous fur on their shoulders. Enjoy the shopping!