March 28th, 2009
A couple of weeks ago I discovered the cutest little shop here in Milan. Orangorilla is owned by Marta who will welcome you with a gentle smile and guide you through all the nice things she has in her shop.
Orangorilla sells a variety of products ranging from children’s clothes and shoes, to handmade jewellery, plates and frames. Everything is chosen by Marta either because it’s useful or because it looks good.
My favourite pieces were part of the collection from the the shop’s original brands Orangorilla and Tototti (the nickname of Marta’s 3-year-old daughter). They are mainly simple and classic designs made with Liberty prints (and not the most obvious ones) together with cotton and linen. The quality and the care in the making are great, and on top of it all the pieces are nearly unique as she makes just one per size in all her styles. The Orangorilla brand also offers stylish polo-shirts for little boys, in nice colours or stripes.
She also sells a few other brands like Eddie Pen and the Portuguese Laranijnha, and she stocks very cute and inexpensive canvas sneakers which will be perfect for summer.
The shop is located in the very trendy area of Corso Sempione, near the Sempione Park and close to some cool aperitivo spots (and is facing my very favourite sushi place in Milan). Definitely worth a visit!