Tell us about The Cloister…
At The Cloister, you’ll find our handpicked collection of vintage clothing, designer brands, unique mid-century furniture, as well as independent magazines, and we also host regular events that bring together local creatives and the community.
What makes Milan so unique?
The architectural and artistic presence in Milan represents one of the points of attraction of Lombard’s capital. Without forgetting fashion! In fact, Daniela, the owner, fell in love with the space in 2017, when she opened the doors of her shop for the first time. Its original industrial interiors are housed in a classic Milanese palazzo overlooking a Bramante-style courtyard – Casa dei Griffi – and located just steps from Duomo Di Milano (Milan Cathedral).
What’s your favorite thing about the neighbourhood and its community?
Cinque Vie is the oldest neighbourhood in Milan. This area was a crossroad of dynamic exchanges already in Roman times. Even today the neighbourhood continues to have a predominant commercial character, being a true concentration of galleries, craft and antique shops, ateliers, and artistic studios, but also of shops dedicated to clothing and more contemporary design, all characterized by a profound vocation for research.
How would you describe a typical Milanese?
In one word: fashionable.