Brera is the Montmartre of Milan; once home to artists (the poor ones) and closed houses, today it is the neighborhood of the bourgeoisie. In these narrow streets where the buildings have ceilings
frescoed and courtyards smell of jasmine, everything is charm, luxury and good taste. Art, however has remained, and with it the love of beauty. There are the galleries, the art gallery, the academy,
the design and artistic perfumery stores. There are still the master craftsmen, the goldsmiths and, between a tea room and a Michelin restaurant, there is also still Bar Giamaica, where they had coffee Lucio Fontana, Salvatore Quasimodo, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Dino Buzzati and Dario Fo.
In Brera there are vernissages, galas, the events of the Salone del Mobile and the fashion week. There are the big names in furniture and fashion and, at number 2 on the street central street of the district, via Brera, there is also the second store - in chronological order - of Cavalli e Nastri, which chose to open to this neighborhood precisely because it shares its love of beauty. "Brera 2" and the cradle of vintage culture in Milan, from the Fifties to the 2000s.
There are Chanel jackets and Hermes scarves, Louis Vuitton and Roberta di Camerino dresses. There are the embroidered silk clutches, the robes de chambre, brocades and velvets. There are Gucci and Ferragamo, and Prada and Armani holding high the Made in Milan flag. Here we dress for the premiere at La Scala, for the Film Festival and for theme parties, and while overseas travelers try on evening gloves, gowns cocktail dresses and skirts in casual Indian fabrics, local ladies come to have their appraise the wardrobe of past seasons and family jewelry.