Milan is a city that is always changing and evolving, but flea markets are woven into the culture here. There’s one in almost every quarter of Milan. Ever since I can remember, I used to go with my grandmother to buy fruits and vegetables at the Saturday market. Things have changed a little since then – now I make my trips for vintage or rare design pieces. Remember these al fresco mercatos for your next trip to Milan.
Mumbai’s Freedom Tree: Exotic DomesticsMumbai’s midtown mills may be long defunct, but they’re still teeming with workers. Only now, the staff wears suits and toils away in the big media and corporate houses that have taken hold of the old factory estates. But, like any city in the world, where there is work, there must also be play: restaurants, happy hour bars, and thankfully, shopping aren’t far behind.
At Raghuvanshi Mills, you’ll find a multitude of stores that specialize in home decor, dishing out everything from luxurious light and bathroom fixtures to über-cool furnishings and other interesting bric-a-brac. The latest of these is Freedom Tree, a pretty lifestyle store that has won our hearts.
A Vintage Tour of MilanOkay, let’s be clear … your sweater from the early ‘90s? The one you bought during your Brenda-from-Beverly-Hills-90210 phase? That’s not vintage. At least not in Milan.
In Milan, people wear vintage with a lot of respect, sticking to vintage bags, belts and shoes -- no grandma dresses here! And while we don’t have a lot of vintage – we do have the right vintage.