I wanted some simple black brogues for a while now and a few months ago I fell in love with these from Marni. The only problem was I couldn’t find them anywhere in black in my size. In Florence we visited The Mall  (it was like a candy store filled with great basics and good discounts!) and although I found the perfect grey scarf and trousers, the shoes were sold out in my size. But I had another chance: Milan.

Marni has a spacious outlet in a suburb of Milan (Via Tajani 1, opening hours 11.00-18.00) and I couldn’t wait to check out their stock. With the car we were there in no-time, but it’s kinda hard to find if you don’t know what you are looking for. You have to look for a silver plate with Marni on the gate, ring the bell and then walk to the back of a building that seems empty. But once you enter, a spacious store appears with lots of clothes, shoes and accessories. I immediately went to the back where the shoes are stored. I couldn’t belief my luck when I saw them sitting neatly in a box! I love the simplicity, the no shoelaces aspect and the fit. I tried so many other brogues, but most of them were too shiny or had too much details. I also considered Dr. Martens, but they looked really big in my size. So yep: I feel like one lucky girl!