Map of Hashi for 30pm to 7pm, plus Monday afternoons, although some larger places stay open at lunchtime and on Sunday afternoons. Opening hours for in-house caf s vary, but in general they follow the store hours, and prices are in line with the rest of the city’s watering holes. Sales There are official dates for sales, set by the town council a week or two in advance, so all shops make their reductions at the same time. The summer sale usually lasts from early July through August, while the winter one starts around the second week of January and lasts for a month; as always bargains are best on the first day when there are big crowds and queues or at the tail end, when shops are desperate to get rid of stock. FASHION Twice a year Milan is brought to a standstill by the world’s fashionistas who flock to show and be shown the latest collections in the spring and autumn fashion shows. Milan has been associated with top-end fashion since the 1970s, when local designers broke with the staid atmosphere of Italy’s traditional fashion home at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. It was during the 1980s, however, that the worldwide thirst for designer labels consolidated the international reputations of home-grown talent such as Armani, Gucci, Prada, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. Where to go The top-name fashion stores are mainly concentrated in three areas. The Quadrilatero d’Oro Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and around is the place for Versace, Prada et al. Map of Hashi 2016.
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