In contrast to the glitzy thoroughfare of name-brand stores in Milan's Quadrilatero d'Oro, this hidden jewel is off the beaten track. Known by cool-hunters and discerning fashionistas, Nonostante Marras is tucked into an out-of-sight courtyard near Parco Solari. A former workspace-turned-atelier of trend-setting Italian designer, Antonio Marras, this oasis of haute couture oozes atmosphere from every nook and cranny. Browse through the latest runway collection of clothes, handbags, jewellery and accessories playfully dispersed amidst art, flowers and vintage objects of every nature; thumb through a book on a shabby-chic velvet couch; or enjoy a coffee in Marras' enchanting garden. Just don’t make many plans for your day, the spell cast here takes awhile to wear off.