N. H Sartoria – Italy's northern capital may be all about fashion but there's more to Milan than the famous brands. Take men's clothing store N.H Sartoria, N.H Sartoria, founded by Federico Ceschi.
Man for all seasons – Ceschi makes sport, morning, dinner and even "summer dinner" jackets for each moment of the day.
Sartoria Principessa – Sophisticated cocktail dresses and ballgowns are the trademark of Sartoria Principessa's Ornella Boeretto, for both women and little "princesses."
Sparkle and silk – As well as accessories like this blinged-out clutch, Sartoria Principessa sells a wide range of fabrics, from silk brocade to cashmere.
Ago e Spago – Italian craftsmanship at its best: Ago e Spago sells traditional brogues and loafers for men and women.
Two-tone – These 1930s-style two-tone brown and cream lace-ups are one of Ago e Spago's most popular models.
Atelier Annarosa Rava – "Buttons are a tool of communication, art objects," says designer Annarosa Rava, who loves rooting around flea markets for vintage finds.
Inside the atelier – The atelier's signature coats have large wraparound collars that close on the back and come in bright orange and red. There are also 1950s-inspired wool shirts and handbags.
Mutinelli – "A hat is much more than a simple accessory," says Matteo Mutinelli, the current owner of this family-run chapeau shop. "It's a distinctive element of one's personality."
Family business – Matteo is the great-grandson of the hat store's founder, Fausto Mutinelli. Fausto made his hats with precious hare and nutria furs.
Atelier Bergnach – Elena Bergnach plays with different fabrics to make all sorts of skirts: circle, tube, godet and asymmetric versions with silver lines and flower motifs.
Customizable – Her designs regularly change and clients can pick their own fabric and color. Twin-sets, tops and accessories complete the look.
Camiceria Ambrosiana – Camiceria Ambrosiana has put shirts on the back of customers as illustrious as Cary Grant and Italy's King Victor Emmanuel III.
Stitched by hand – Alessandro Agostini and his mother take care of everything: They design, stitch, knit. "My grandmother opened this boutique in 1900 and since then it's always been family-run," says Agostini.
Daniela di Marchi – Young artisan Daniela de Marchi uses silver, bronze and brass in her jewelry, juxtaposed with precious natural stones such as diamonds, onyx, amethysts and pearls.
Inspired by coral – Her jewelry is often in the shape of fruits and marine plants. The grape rings and entwined coral bracelets are a must-have for chic Milanese women.