Friday, September 23, 2011

Milan: fashion - people - design - art - parties - food and more...

NEW LUXURY DEPARTMENT STORE: Excelsior.    Just off Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the “High Street” of Milan, in the Galleria del Corso is the new luxury Excelsior department store owned by the Coin Group.  The seven floor, 4000 square meters store houses men’s and ladies fashion, design, a supermarket, as well as, a restaurant and a coffee bar. 
Above - the entrance. The ex cinema Excelsior was converted by the French archistar Jean Nouvel.


Excelsior – the supermarket.  In the basement is the Eat’s Store a supermarket selling fresh produce, a rarity in the center of Milan, as well as a restaurant.

Excelsior – Antonia Uomo. Antonia Giacinti is the artistic director of three fashion floors in the store.  She owns Antonia, one of the trendiest boutiques in Milan and is known for her sophisticated simplicity and avant-garde taste.

Excelsior – Antonia Accessori.  The accessories lounge is dedicated to the most sophisticated accessories all chosen by Antonia.

Seen at Excelsior.  Shoes designer Cesare Paciotti was checking out the store.


Excelsior - a detail of the stairs.  An architectural detail of the stairs with neon feature on the hand rail.
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