Hello, I am Harrison Williams and I am a junior marketing student here this semester with OUA. The Price College of Business students recently took a group trip to Milan and I will tell you all about it. I have never taken a strong interest in fashion, but it was incredibly difficult to go to Milan during fashion week and not be mesmerized.
As a group we all got to see the duomo Milano, which is one of the most pristine and captivating cathedrals in the world. It was so much grander than I had ever expected, I caught myself getting left being from my group because I kept stopping to stare. Luckily for us, all of the incredible stores were right around that square. We got to tour through all the high-end stores like Versace, Gucci, and Prada, while I was sweating just thinking about the damage I really wanted to do to my bank account. My personal favorite store was Ferrari, where when you would open a door there would be some wind followed by the sound of a Ferrari zooming by. Italy’s elections are going to happen March 4th, and we actually got to see everyone gathering to hear Matteo Salvini give a speech for his presidential campaign. It was a phenomenal experience getting to witness a scenario like that out of nowhere.
The whole city was at a level of fashion that I have not ever seen, the sheer amount of style and availability to it was very infectious to us, we could not help but dress up and buy new clothes. Throughout this whole experience our professor Ron Davison gave us great insights into our classes through firsthand experiences. We are taking the class selling and negotiation, and Ron actually let us watch him use the tactics he was teaching us in class to negotiate with the saleswoman at Versace to obtain a great discount. Overall, we had such a great time and really got to enjoy the city and we still got to learn some new things while we were here, I would say that is a successful trip!