Ladybug McFly Goes Back to the Future: Shopping and Fun at The (Sous) Vintage Shop in Milan!

In my last two outfit posts, I wore two of the three dresses that I bought in Milan during my house hunting trip last June. You may have noticed that I bought them in this lovely shop called Sous Vintage Shop, also known as The Vintage Shop! And honestly it is “THE” vintage shop!

It was my last day in Milan and KNAGUI, who was also in town, planned to connect before I left for the South. We met near my B&B to go to the San Lorenzo Columns for have brunch. While we walked along the Alzaia Naviglio Pavese, we came to number 52 and got hooked by this amazing vintage shop, so we decided to head in and have a proper look.

In the space of 10 seconds we felt catapulted back to the ’80s and the atmosphere of this fantastic two-floor shop got us immediately: fashion and music… our two biggest passions. It was clear we were at home with kindred spirits- owners, Silvia and Giovanni, who accepted to chat with us and let us take some pictures!

The Vintage Shop is not just a vintage shop, it’s a museum! Not only can you find the best selection of vintage clothing and accessories for men and women that I’ve seen in Italy so far, but also many pieces from my youth that I completely forgot: from the iconic “pianola Bontempi” (who in Italy didn’t have one?) to the roller skates or music players of our era! Music, books, vinyl, home-ware objects, it’s really a total Back To The Future experience.

Those of you who regularly follow my blog may know that I’m not a big fan of Italian vintage, but this time I have to admit that I was completely taken. Maybe the touch of Brit punk that you can sense around, but The Vintage Shop was for sure the best vintage surprise that I had in Milan!

Of course I did some quick shopping (the three vintage dresses mentioned above, and you will see the third one in my next post), but this is not the place to go if you are in a hurry: when I left I promised myself to go back with more time to make an accurate shopping session because every single piece in this huge shop deserves some attention!

The creators of this great shop-experience share the passion for vintage- and if Silvia is more fashion focused, Giovanni (a sound engineer) brings the noise with his big passion for music. Honestly, KNAGUI and I felt as if we were looking into the mirror!

Silvia and Giovanni, weren’t excited about being interviewed in English, but let me tell you that they did a great job! And I’m so happy we had this amazing conversation that day. You can see our video interview here on our channel TLC-TV, and visit them as soon as you are in Milan.  You won’t be disappointed!

I can’t wait to go back and spend some time (and money!) there! Thank you guys!

As for the third dress… Stay tuned!

[photo credit: KNAGUI]

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