If you decide to visit Corso Porta Ticiese, a street that runs all the way from Colonne di San Lorenzo until Piazza XXIV Maggio, you will notice a sharp change, as you enter the “alternative zone”. This shopping zone, dominated by street-wear boutiques, also offers many vintage shops, enriched with unique design, flagship stores and sports shops where you may find special and limited editions that are usually unavailable in other common stores in the city. Particularly interesting are leather shoes with excellent quality and design, mainly made in Italy by small family owned firms (at particularly favorable prices during sale periods). There is also a possibility (in a small shop close to Colonne di San Lorenzo), depending on the duration of your stay, to purchase a leather purse according to your own design.
Brands that you may find here: Acne, Vans, Adidas, Combo Cove, Custo, American Apparel, Pedro, Stiù, Lolita Milano and many others.
Porta Ticinese is very pleasant for a walk even if you decide not to buy anything but just to enjoy different surroundings of Milan, extremely good artisanal ice-cream, pancakes and vast brunch and dinner offers.
Working hours of shops located in Corso Porta Ticinese is the following: Monday from 3:00pm to 7:30pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 09:30am to 7:30pm. Shops are closed on Sundays.