I visited Milan as part of my Negotiated Studies project. I carried out research on side street shops for a shopping guide which I'm going to create - 'off the beaten track' will be a guide that takes the reader away from the typical tourist trail to gain inspiration and discover a 'different' Milan.
My research led me off onto various pathways, down roads which I may not have walked down if it wasn't for my research, and I came across various interesting independent little boutiques, and markets stalls- not necessarily fashion related. They contained objects that were nice to look at or functional and were very inspiring. This taught me that anything you stumble across can be used for inspiration no matter what it is, if you like it use it.