Next to the jeans stores like Diesel, 55DSL, Gas, Carhartt and Armani Jeans, there are lots of skate-, piercing/tattoo- and vintage shops set here. One of the most original stores in this street is Tokidoki: a Japanese-cult store by the Italian designer Simone Legno. If you want to find original street wear, Japanese toys or designer skates, Tokidoki is the place to be. Corso di Porta Ticinese is also the home of the only official Vans Store of Milan, where they don’t only sell their famous shoes but also skates and skate-accessories. The American Apparel store set at the beginning, on Colonne, is also the only one of its kind in the city.
At the end of the shopping street there is a store called Serendeepity. When you start hearing good techno music (that’s always blasting out of the shop) you’re almost there! They sell awesome vinyl records of all kinds of music and random collectors items, of which some are vintage and some are new. It varies every time I’m there: from jewellery and art to action figures and books.