Tips and Articles for Milan + the Lakes Region

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Tired of having to traipse around Milan to make the scene at the city’s fashionable haunts, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have brought... Read More

Three superstar designers have upped the style quotient at a trio of just-opened bars in Europe. • In Paris, Terence Conran has transformed the... Read More

Taking inspiration from Milan's cultlike fashion source 10 Corso Como, a trio of new shops have moved in nearby. At Self Made (6 Via Bertini; 39-02/316... Read More

Dedicated style hounds are honing their hunter-gatherer skills by tracking down secret addresses known only by word of mouth. Five of our favorite... Read More

At the new fashion museums popping up across Europe, you can put this season's micro-minis and ... Read More

Fashion and food go together like...well, traditionally they don't. And yet the most body-conscious of industries seems to have a taste for the culinary... Read More

You don't need to go far to recover after you shop till you drop. Gianfranco Ferré has welcomed E'SPA, the British spa gurus, into his recently opened... Read More

At L'Albereta, ensconced in the well-maintained vineyards of Franciacorta, Italy's champagne country northeast of Milan, I was handed over seamlessly... Read More

Vigevano, a Renaissance-era town, has been fashioning footwear for the likes of Beatrice d'Este (wife of 15th-century Milanese ruler Ludovico Il Moro)... Read More

Edgy streetwear and designer brands are giving Milan's Corso di Porta Ticinese—the strip near the Roman columns of San Lorenzo renowned for its custom... Read More

When Leonardo Da Vinci visited the valleys of Valtellina and Valchiavenna in the 1480's, he was captivated by this Alpine region in the north of Italy. ... Read More

These days, the silk road leads to La Tessitura (2A Viale Roosevelt, Como, Italy; 39-031/321-666), in a 19th-century former fabric mill five minutes... Read More

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast ... Read More

Buying vintage clothing isn’t a novel concept. Like many people, when I started shopping for used clothes during my high school years in Minnesota, I... Read More

For years, the guides to Paris, London, Milan, and New York included in Smythson’s Fashion Diary ($405; 866/769-8476; www.smythson.com) have made it the... Read More

Italy’s fashion and design capital has three new boutique hotels—and though each caters to a different budget, all of them more than meet the city’s... Read More

Good design enhances every aspect of the travel experience. Walking into a beautifully built air terminal or railway station can ease the stress of... Read More

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