With the semi-annually held Fashion Week and art museums like the museo del novecento, Milan is the epitome of Italian fashion and contemporary art. When walking through the famous shopping streets of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele 2 or the Brera district you will find a lot of impressive fashion/art pieces and inspiration. Beside these famous streets and places in the city center there are a lot of creative spots founded by young artists to discover.
One of them Gianluca Lovine and his wife Linda Ovadia founded: the East Market Milano vintage market. In an interview with the newspaper “il corriere” they said: “We are both vintage fans and we work in the fashion world: the idea of doing this market was born by visiting cities like London and New York. It is called “East Market” because here at Lambrate we are in East of Milan but also because we are inspired by the markets of East London”. The time had to come in 2014 with the first edition of the market. Beside clothes, accessories, discs, books and many more East Market offers on the cheap a big variety of street food.
When I was there for the first time in November 2016, I was fascinated about the exceptional and wide range of vintage things the people offered but also about the passion the market was shaped with. In the first of the two halls sellers with mostly second hand products are located whilst in the second hall young artists sell their creations. In the outdoor area of each hall you will have a big choice of delicious food and drinks. The East Market is taking place on a regularly base, here are the most important information:
How to get there
From Milano Centrale take the metro M2 to “Cologno Nord”, exit at “Lambrate FS”, from there it’s about 15 minutes by foot.
Price of the products
There’s something for every budget