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27 November, 2010

Last Day in Milan, Duomo + Fashion, What else?!!

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The grand front view of Duomo!
The 3rd largest church in the world next to Vatican and the one in Spain.

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Euro 0.8 a candle. We did three!!


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Mosaic widow paved w/ stories about Catholic.


kids love climbing stairs since they are very young.... since they are only 8 months old for my 3 children. This is our last stop in Milan and in Italy that by no means, all of us climb to the top of the roof. Considering the Duomo we climbed in Firenze, this is easy cheesy, a piece of cake! ^^
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More steps to the top 


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The roof level 
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Copper-plated Saint Maria statue on top


After seeing the landmark in Milan, thus the fashion!! ^O^ Strolling down those high fashion shops, I found this cute chocolate/candy store, "Conti Confetteria" which is perfect for souvenirs,or  favors for my gals back home!!


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On me: Missoni 10' collar, M Missoni sweater w/ ruffle front, Valentino For Gap Jacket n' cargo pants, Boss gray scarf, Chanel 10A Marron tote, Ethic shearling-lined boots


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Chocolate heels/purses. 


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Perfect wedding favors....anyone? ^O^


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For favors, you can choose your own colored ribbon!


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Those are the ones I picked for my gals!! ^^


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If you are wondering how crazy that people love "GAP" or "Valentino For GAP" in Milan, here is the proof... lol. 
I find it is amused to see that the guard has to regulate people to wait in line and go shopping in GAP store. 
I wonder do we Americans ever so crazy about GAP? 


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One of my favorite brands "Sonia Rykiel"!


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Sonia Rykiel: Pony, shearling, suede clog boots. 


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Are you looking for perfect Taupe bag? Here, Sonia Rykiel!


This is the ONE...a huge doctor framed bag in Taupe/Dark brown. (Euro 1800) There are tiny Swarovski crystal and embossed Sonia Rykiel!


The same size in cameral brown in the back ground is Euro 790. Both can be carried across the body!


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The back view!


You know I wouldn't miss Chanel boutique in Milan. I have couple more friends' requests of classic flaps and here is my aka their last hope! lol 

Chanel boutique in Milan has more Classic style in stock compared to its boutique in Firenze, such as beige w/ silver chain caviar classic, reissue 226, 227 matte black in silver/gold HW, maxi in gold/silver HW,  ...AND... HERE...

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2011 Cruise collection Borsa Classica Con Patta mini Noir flap w/ gold HW. Euro 1450
(They also have coral red/Rouge in stock.)


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The last request for my gal....Chanel 11' Cruise pearl brooch in both dark silver and light gold!!!


We are going back to San Francisco tomorrow...... See you in December!! ^O^
xoxo Rachel 

5 comments:

Bon Chic Bon Genre said...

Oh I just saw this Chanel brooch and it's is the exact one I've been eyeing from the "Boho Glam" collection. I want the pewter/silver too! Am I too late to ask you buy? LOL! Please help me grab one silver color if you happen to pass by Chanel again in town or at the airport. No worries about the Valentino for Gap. I have similar so it's ok. :D

Thanks again in advance!

Have a safe trip back to US. Bon voyage.

Cheers,
Mia

Mona P said...

I am finally back and can post :)

Great pictures from your trip, thanks for sharing your adventures with all of us!

Valentino for Gap jacket looks wonderful on you, ruffles+military look=great combo.

Love how you incorporate your new Chanel brooch in your outfits, especially when it is attached to the hat.

Have a safe trip back! You must be exhausted and jetlagged once you get back, so be sure to get plenty of rest!

Looking forward to your nex post :)

susanh98 said...

Wow your valentino for gap looks really amazing on u. Very chic indeed I wish they would do it in the US too bad. I'm loving all your purchases and hope to see more pics of all your scores. Thanks for sharing so many amazing pics of your trip. So beautiful and looks more fun because is at your own pace and you can choose where to go and what to see.
Waiting to see more :) rest up!

litlstrawberry said...

Thanks, girls.

We are back and the jet lag is not a problem...we left Milan at 10 AM and transit in London for 2 hrs. and back here in SF for another 10 hrs. We arrived SF at 6 PM and after I did the laundry..... sorting things and gave one Chanel bag to my friend since they picked us up from the airport, we went to bed after a light super!!

Kids all gone for school and hopefully they are feeling fine as we all woke up around 6:30 AM...

The flying time is perfect for us to get back on track here...and hopefully I can meet up w/ my gals soon and post more!!

Have a fun day and happy shopping for Christmas... PS> I think I am done shopping for Christmas, I can only spend a little for friends now. :P

Bon Chic Bon Genre said...

Welcome home R!! You must be busy and tired now! Glad you don't have much jet lag..:D

Anyway, no worries about the Chanel brooch. I got it already here in HK coz they just arrived here. :D

Also, guess what!! I got all the 3 jackets from Valentino x Gap (your version, the cropped version w/ hood and also the long parka)!!! :D Another angel who happens to be in Europe helped me ...hehehehehe! We are gonna be twins soon! Yay!

Do get some rest and looking forward to your upcoming posts!

Cheers,
Mia

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