The best stores, markets and shopping destinations in Barcelona
Àlex González has reinvented the clothes shop Boo without leaving the Gràcia neighbourhood or losing the essence of what makes it special. They stock international brands such as Saint James, Penfield and Levi's, and items from independent
- Bonavista, 2, Gràcia
Handicrafts from Bangkok with a contemporary look are the essence of La Varieté, a little shop in Raval where you can find fashionable clothes, accessories and home furnishings.
- Pintor Fortuny, 30, El Raval
Impossible Project has gathered together the stories of former workers of Polaroid, who continue producing Polaroid-compatible film from the same Austrian factory. For 60 euros you can buy your own Polaroid camera.
- Tantarantana, 16, Born-Ribera, 08003
The Ailanto brand, created by the brothers Iñaki and Aitor Muñoz, is recognised and admired for its prints, fine materials and its patterns based on geometrical shapes and artistic forms. Visit their exclusive boutique and you will find it
- Enric Granados, 46, Eixample Esquerre
Antique Boutique sells furniture and antique objects, and is a workshop for the restoration or creation of the same. The space is also home to Anonymus, a photography collective that works with both vintage photography and contemporary photographers.
- Sèneca, 16, Gràcia
Top quality leather and handcrafted finishing in Barcelona help to position this 100% Barcelona brand as one of the leaders on the national scene. Season after season the brand's creations find their way into shop displays in all of Europe's major
- Esparteria, 1, Born-Ribera
From the ceiling hang a host of blue lights while on the shelves are cosmetic products such as perfumes, soaps, creams, colognes and candles.
- Joaquín Costa, 33, El Raval, 08001
Meublé, the shop owned by Clàudia Font, is full of antique furniture and objects such as mirrors, coffee sets, telephones and chairs. According to the owner the pieces have seven lives, and a hidden history to be discovered by the buyer. Although
- Sant Domènec, 5, Gràcia
With vintage touches to its decoration, and its display of dresses on three floors this shop feels just a bit like a dolls house. You'll find a coffee shop in one corner.
- Rambla Catalunya, 111, Eixample, 08008
If you're one of the many whose year is just a countdown to the next Comic Fair, and you already know the names of all the Marvel superheroes by heart, here are 10 shops where you'll feel right at home in Barcelona.
Sometimes you find one of those special dresses, the ones that you try on just to see if you look good in white, to feel the tulle skirt and the smoothness of the silk on your body, to imagine for a moment that you're a bride, the kind of bride who's anything but ordinary.
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