Where: In one of Milan's offbeat neighbourhoods, you'll find 10 Corso Como hidden in a leafy courtyard. Who? 10 Corso Como is the brainchild of Italian fashionista Carla Sozzani, former editor of Elle magazine and sister of Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue. Why? 10 Corso Como is one of the first concept stores of its kind. Since its opening in 1991 it has achieved something of a cult status in Milan for its shopping and hip vibes. Everything you see in the magazines you can find here. What to expect: The 13,000-square-foot interior is unique, spacious and bright. Sozzani admits to being influenced by the bazaar style, with 'souks' dedicated to a huge range of products. Customers can find everything from candles to cookbooks, to Gucci and Prada. Also expect hard-to-find imports and cutting-edge fashion labels from Europe and elsewhere. Extras: Since shopping can work up an appetite, there is a cafe on site (with the best couscous in town), as well as 3 Rooms, a luxury bed-and-breakfast where you can rest your tired feet. It boasts a photo gallery, which hosts some of the city's best exhibitions, a bookstore and one of Italy's finest music shops (where you can pick up a Corso Como compilation). Fun fact: Sozzani built her empire on an initial investment of US$200,000 and had her American artist boyfriend design the logo and some corners of the shop. 10 Corso Como, 20154 Milan, Italy, tel: 02 290 02674.