Location: Milan, Italy
Notable Businesses: 10 Corso Como, Pinacoteca Brera, Brera Design District, Chinese Box
When Kanye West goes shopping in Milan, he hits up Brera. Milan is a high-octane city, and the narrow streets of Brera are always busy with people running in and out of the many boutique shops. Brera is also well-known because of its museums, such as the Castello Sforzesco, Museo del Risorgimento, and Museo d’Arte e Scienza. Its prized possession, however, is the Pinacoteca Brera. This impressive collection contains the arts program Brera Academy. One of neighborhood's best gems is 10 Corso Como—the brainchild of gallerist/fashion publicist Carla Sozzani—a combination of a restaurant, bookshop, art gallery, and boutique. It's definitely one of Milan's premier shopping destinations, and a spot where you can cop many hard-to-find pieces from sought-after designers.