Shopping in Spain
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Top international brands and designers; trendy, creative, traditional and deluxe fashions; exclusive brands, major chains and the latest in cool design. Choose your style and enjoy a long day’s shopping in Spain, thanks to its ample opening times.
Enjoy your favourite fashions to the full with a day’s shopping in Spain. You will discover that there are many cities here with famous designer shops, major shopping areas and modern, attractive options. There are so many alternatives available that you will feel short of time to see them all. Don’t worry – in Spain these temples of fashion close very late. If you don’t know where to start, read our suggestions on what to find in the main destinations.
Madrid, the shop window with a thousand styles, where fans of glamour and alternative fashions come in equal parts. The so-called “golden mile” (Salamanca neighbourhood with Serrano and Ortega y Gasset streets) is home to the most prestigious Spanish brands, alongside world names in luxury fashion. Prefer the latest trends? Then visit Calle Fuencarral and time will fly as you explore its varied clothes shops and the authentic trends in Fuencarral Market. Is it Sunday? Then don’t forget to visit the “Rastro”, a street market in the centre of the city. You are sure to find something!
Barcelona , a more exclusive and bohemian fashion showcase running for five kilometres on the city’s most emblematic streets. These include the Ensanche area around Avenida Diagonal and Paseo de Gracia, home to the most prestigious boutiques. The most innovative, avant-garde trends can be found in the Gótico and El Born areas.
Santiago de Compostela , design and tradition to be found mainly between the Ensanche area and the old town, which has the UNESCO World Heritage designation and is also home to a host of crafts from the Galicia Region. After a day’s shopping, you will see that it is no accident that many of the biggest names in Spanish contemporary fashion come from Galicia.
Bilbao , shop surrounded by avant-garde architecture in the area around the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum. Find exactly what you are looking for in the streets of the Ensanche area and the Gran Vía. To get your strength back afterwards, nothing better than sampling the traditional “pintxos”.
Valencia, a fashionable city where it is easy to find the latest trends. The Colón area and the streets around it bring together famous designers, but we would also recommend a stroll through the streets surrounding the City Hall and the Cathedral - here you will find shops with traditional flavour and the famous ceramics of Valencia.
Seville , to dress in joy. This is the capital of Andalusia and a day’s shopping in the streets of this city is reason to bring out your smile. The old town is full of traditional shops where you can purchase craft items and typical clothing such as shawls and flamenco mantillas. Shopping centres, major franchises and exclusive brands await you in the Nervión area.
Shopping with sea views while you enjoy sun and sand. You can do this, for example, in the Canary Islands, renowned for their beach fashions, in the Balearic Islands or on the Costa del Sol, where special mention should be made of Puerto Banús (Marbella) with its exclusive brands.
Fashion in Spain and its major brands. If you want to get a good overview first hand, then we would recommend you experience Cibeles – Madrid Fashion Week (held every year in the months of February and September ). To get your hands on the latest fashions directly, then nothing better than visiting Spain’s most prestigious designers, such as Custo Barcelona, Roberto Verino, Victorio y Lucchino, Manolo Blahnik and Davidelfín, amongst others.
Christmas and the sales are two special times to enjoy the shops. You will find all the details in our article on winter shopping.
As you can see, a day’s shopping in Spain has a lot to offer. Here we present just a few ideas, but there are many more options available in cities such as Cordoba, Granada, Salamanca and Zaragoza, amongst others. Have you already chosen your shopping destination?