Girona may not be New York or Paris, but when it comes to style, it can certainly hold its own. The city is home to numerous shops that would fit right in to NYC's Soho district or the Parisian neighbourhood of Le Marais. Chic shops that they look like something out of a glossy mag or the Instagram account of an It girl, they're the places to head for the on-trend labels and most stylish clothes.
Despiral is a multi-label space and concept store that offers a carefully selected range of clothes and accessories. The pieces are the result of the interest, passion, curiosity and travels of owner Jordi Bayé, who always looks out for items that are different, special and advanced. Stand-out labels that mean quality and fashion, but also classic looks, with comfort and on-trend style. You'll also find handmade accessories, perfumes and candles.
Straight from the heart of the Meatpacking district in New York come the pieces of Theory, a label renowned internationally for its contemporary American look. In this open, light space, you can discover the brand's cool, versatile style. Theory is a concept of dressing, a philosophy, based on the premium quality of its materials and the designs created for an urbane, sophisticated woman.
If you want to enjoy a superlative shopping experience that combines stylish surroundings, superior products and a close attention to detail, then head to this store, opened in 1999 by Lluis Bayé and Elena Cortés. It's a multi-brand space with collections from the likes of Kenzo, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Moncler, Herno and Stone Island. If you're seeking inspiration for new looks, look no further than the way the two owners wear the garments from their shop. When you step inside Doble d, breathe in its special scent and imagine yourself in the heart of Manhattan. This is young, contemporary fashion for people with high standards who are on the hunt for exclusivity.
It's impossible to imagine where the mother and daughter who run this store and bring together experience and innovation, get the magic that allows them each season to create capsule collections that are both classic and irresistible. Flower prints, vintage touches, Italian dresses... and all completely handmade in Girona, from design to cut and production, guaranteeing excellent quality and total exclusivity. Patty and Marina will give you a warm welcome to their workshop, and you won't want to leave, certainly not without making a purchase. Their feminine-romantic style, delicate colours and impeccable cutting means that each of their pieces has a kind of soul that can resist any kind of Marie Kondo-type organising.
You might think that this shop isn't for you, what with its flowers, illustrations and bows. But who says you can't wear a short dress as though it were a long blouse? Or a flowery dress with a flat sandal or something more sporty? And what about combining the sweet style with a leather jacket? Delicada Greta is the ideal place for getting clothes you can share with your daughter.
The interior design of Public brings to mind the shops of Soho in New York, so it comes as no surprise to discover that the owners of this store regularly visit the US city looking for inspiration. They stock JBrand jeans and labels like Iro, My Sunday Morning, Enza Costa, Inouïtoosh and Campomaggi, among others. Take special note of Ams Pure, a totally Catalan label designed and produced by one of the people behind Public, with pieces that are creative and incorporate a certain Girona style: quality clothes that are comfortable and well-priced. In this concept store, you'll also find candles and scents from Voluspa and bracelets by Chan Iuu, and can order books by Taschen.
Everything in this pseudo-temple to design has something special about it: a story that takes you to a theatre stage, a film... another world. Comunal is a miscellany of furniture, perfume, lingerie, shoes and, naturally, exquisite clothes. Luxury everyday pieces, produced in Catalonia and Galicia; you'll want to buy them all. We love the items that seem to be from another period without actually being so, made with superior materials and that give you an intellectual aristocratic air when you put them on. It's all thanks to a subtle move on the part of the owners who want to share their passion for art and life with us all.