Whether you are staying at the Tocq for work or pleasure, or whether you only have a few minutes or an entire afternoon to dedicate yourself to shopping or take back home with you something that will always remind you of this city, we are very happy to give you some advice. Here are our favourite places.
Eataly – Piazza 25 Aprile, just a 5-minute walk from the Tocq Hotel
For a quick tasty meal but also to try the best local or Italian dishes. Eataly is a food chain specialised in quality food products. It was founded by Oscar Farinetti with the support of the Slow Food movement and aim to promote selected Italian brands which share some key values: attention to quality, environmental and economic sustainability, responsibility and sharing.
Here you will have the opportunity to find flavours, traditions, brands and gift ideas which really mean eating well, just like us Italians do.
GCDS – Via Capelli 5, just a 3-minute walk from the Tocq Hotel
“God Cannot Destroy Streetwear” is a brand dedicated to young people founded in Milan in 2015 by Giuliano Calza, creative director. Clothes inspired by urban culture, Italian tailoring tradition and 100% made-in-Italy production. In this very special shop you will find original jumpers, T-shirts, Bermuda shorts, hats and rucksacks for an ironic and irreverent style, colourful streetwear characterised by its special logo. The store is definitely worth a visit.
Chiara Ferragni Store – Via Capelli 5, just a 3-minute walk from the Tocq Hotel
Here you can admire and check firsthand the collection of the most famous Italian fashion blogger in the world, a renowned successful woman and a designer loved by both young people and adults. A unique style characterised by the unique ‘eye’ logo and colourful items, including sweatshirts, dresses, flat ballerina shoes, trainers and an endless list of accessories. Her store is right here behind the Tocq: only 3 minutes on foot.
DSQUARED2 – concept store – Porta Nuova, Milan, Via Carlo de Cristoforis, 1, just a 3-minute walk from the Tocq Hotel
Dsquared2 is an Italian luxury streetwear fashion house founded in 1996 by Dean and Dan Caten, two Canadian twins. Before launching their fashion collections, these two brilliant talents of Italian origin had worked in the music industry designing outfits for the performances of great artists (e.g., Madonna’s in the music video of “Don’t tell me”). Their style is a blend of trendy fashion styles with a varied range of clothes combining original lines, fabrics and accessories. We at the Tocq love this concept store in particular, it is an almost overflowing space which offers many interesting ideas and design choices.
Nike Store – Piazza Gae Aulenti 6, just a 5-minute walk from the Tocq Hotel
In Piazza Gae Aulenti you will find an official Nike store, the first to have opened in Europe. It is the place to go for those looking for fitness clothing or sports clothes of all kinds.
Adidas Original Flagship Store – Via Tocqueville 11, just a 1-minute walk from the Tocq Hotel
Another great store for sports lovers. We really recommend it as it sells exclusive items and shoes only available in this store.
Moschino – Via Capelli 1, just a 2-minute walk from the Tocq Hotel
Founded by Franco Moschino in 1983, Moschino is another 100% Italian brand which became famous internationally in the fashion world for the ironic and courageous style of its collections. Just steps away from the Tocq, you will find the official store characterised by the unique style of the brand.
Cargo Milano – Via Meucci 43, reachable in 30 minutes with the M2 line from the Tocq Hotel
This shop is not close to the Tocq, but you can easily reach it taking the M2 Line of the metro.
UA must-see place to buy a gift or just have a look at many original furnishings, accessories, gift ideas and designer objects characterised by a unique style. We recommend visiting it also to learn about the industrial history of the city and discover an intelligent way to reuse old objects. Cargo High Tech Milano is located in an 11,000 sqm location which was historically used as an Ovaltine factory in Milan. The objects on display feature a rough and contemporary style which enhances the quality of the materials and their everyday use. A visit to this store is an incredible experience which will involve all your senses. Inside you will find three rooms dedicated to food: the “I 3/4” restaurant serves creative dishes inspired by tradition; at the “Zan Zara Zan Caffè”, you can have a casual lunch and at the “Maison du Mekong” you can enjoy a weekend brunch or a good cup of tea in an oriental setting..
My style bags – Corso Garibaldi 71, just a 10-minute walk from the Tocq Hotel
A brand entirely based on Milan founded by Lorenza and Giuseppe Bellora who along with Stefano Donadel Campbell had the idea of revolutionising Milan lifestyle and fashion through the customisation and use of high quality fabrics. The brand specialises in travel and leisure accessories which can be completely personalised according to one’s style as the shop’s sign, “My Style Bags”, suggests.
The interior is characterised by authentic wood, striped walls and minimal chromatic combinations which will welcome you into the world of My Style Bags where travel bags and accessories are the real protagonists. This original brand was created with the desire to offer customers passionate about travel and trips, a line of basic products which they can customise and combine according to their needs and personalities.