Human Saviour of Milan

(Milan’s Top Outlets Series)

Being non fashionable is like going against the system in Milan. For the most, fashion is a serious matter.

IMG_2965Therefore hearing that Milan’s famous outlet store “Salvagente” actually means “Human Saviour” is only partially ironic. It can indeed save you (or rather your image) a (fashionista) reputation in Milan with a lower budget than shopping at regular stores.

The place is known and frequented by many locals- it is located in an ok neighbourhood not too far from the city center.

The store itself looks anything but glamorous. It is a sort of a cellar, which gets pretty exciting at first as one could imagine cellar location correlated with low prices.

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storeNot the case really. The prices are reduced by 50% on average from the regular retail price. This is still expensive and hardly makes up for having to shop in the cellar, for Gods sake!:)

On a positive side, they do have really many top brands: Givenchy, Gucci, Dolce&Gabbana, Armani, Marni, some lesser known designers…

Clothes section is the largest and divided by brands which facilitates the search.

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Accessories selection is much smaller but you may snatch YSL or so for around 700 EUR- not too bad for a leather top designer bag, although selection is quite limited.

Although shoes section is pretty big and even has a separate area dedicated to, brands-wise it is quite disappointing.

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In fact, you are more likely to find something interesting from designer shoes perspective at accessories section- some Gucci for example.

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All in all, selection is good, location bearable, prices could be lower…

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Do I recommend going there? Yes- but be ready for disappointment if you leave empty handed- might happen!

Where: Via Fratelli Bronzetti 16, 20129 Milan

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(See my ranking of this store in my earlier post “Day of Outlet Shopping in Milan”).

Milan’s Top Outlets series will be continued- visit me again!