Do you fancy shopping in some of Spain’s most exclusive establishments? Would you like to buy some first-class brands during your trip? Let us tell about four of the best-known luxury shopping areas:
The classiest area of the capital is the Salamanca district, home to the biggest and most exclusive names in fashion, jewellery, decoration, and more. Walk along Calle Serrano, Calle Ortega y Gasset, Calle Velázquez, Calle Lagasca, Calle Ayala, and Calle Claudio Coello to find Spanish designers like Manolo Blahnik and Roberto Verino, or fabulous boutiques, such as Loewe, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Tous. While you’re there, you can admire the area’s elegant mansions, have a snack in one of the chic cafés, or see contemporary art in one of the many galleries.
This elegant Barcelona avenue is the perfect combination of architecture and shopping. A stroll reveals iconic buildings like Gaudí’s La Pedrera, while you can pop into excellent shops: Swarovski or Tous for jewellery, Valentino for haute couture, or Prada if you’re looking for the perfect accessory. Passeig de Gràcia is also part of the Barcelona Shopping Line: the largest outdoor shopping district in Europe. Five kilometres of shops to explore and enjoy.
Puerto Banús is the last word in luxury. This part of the Costa del Sol, less than 10 kilometres from Marbella town centre, boasts dazzling homes, spectacular cars and yachts, and of course, some of Spain’s most sophisticated shops. In fact, Puerto Banús is considered the largest luxury shopping area in southern Spain. The area near the Marina is especially good for window-shopping, with Gucci, Versace, Elite, Dior, Jimmy Choo, and more. Round off your day with a cocktail on a glamorous bar terrace, or go to one of the Michelin-starred restaurants on the Costa del Sol.
The lively, pedestrianised city centre is perfect for a shopping spree. Your best bet is to explore some of Seville’s most iconic streets and locations, such as Calle Sierpes, Calle Tetuán, and Plaza Nueva. You’ll find Spanish and international designers, and quite a few gourmet spots for lunch too. Some of the best shops are exclusive jewellers who make their own original designs, and delightful little workshops producing unique accessories such as fascinators, often relating to the city’s culture.
If you want to make the most of your shopping time, remember that several companies and hotels offer personal shopper services and can organise shopping routes in various languages, VIP visits to exclusive shops, and access to designer showrooms.