9.01.2013

PHOTO DIARY: 10 CORSO COMO MILANO

One of the highlights of my Milano trip was visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Corso Como, the world-famous shopping mecca stocking some of the most covetable luxury labels out there. The concept boutique is more like a gallery than a store boasting jaw-dropping visual displays and cool interiors. Coincidentally, it was the first day of their half-off promo so I ended up rummaging both the men's and the women's sections looking for great bargains. Thank goodness my size was unavailable for most pieces I wanted except for a pair of shoes I ended up purchasing. Glad I didn't have to blow my plastic at the beginning of my Italian escapade or else I would have ended up sleeping in the streets! That would have been a total disaster, right? Anyway, aside from the boutique, Corso Como also has an excellent bookstore carrying some of the dopest reads in fashion and art. If excess luggage was not an issue I would have probably purchased a shitload of books and magazines. In my opinion, they have a much much better selection than Colette. One can spend an entire day browsing at their diverse selection of coffee table books. Yes nobody can rival their Visionaire collection! At that time, they also had a Raf Simons x Fred Perry exhibition but unfortunately it was closed so obviously I had to skip that one. So instead, I went to the photo gallery and checked out their current exhibition. After you are done with the browsing, you can either grab a bite to eat at their cafe or chillax at the terrace upstairs.
It was definitely a great experience. At least, now I know why Corso Como has been dubbed as one of the best boutiques throughout the world. I certainly cannot wait to visit this spectacular boutique again! Hopefully, next time I have a much higher credit limit!

Top - Issey Miyake Men wrinkled button-down + Alternative Apparel long tank dress / Bottom - Chai shorts
Accessories - Ann Demeulemeester leather orb pendant + Damir Doma fez hat / Footwear - Krisvanassche sandals