Barcelona is a shopping haven, with everything from large department stores to small boutiques. Here are seven of our favourite areas to browse for different styes and budgets.
1. Passeig de Gràcia
If you are drawn to classic and chic labels, then head straight to Passeig de Gràcia. Many of the most prestigious fashion shops and brands in Barcelona are located here, including Bulgari, Gucci, Hermès, Prada, Emporio Armani, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.
This beautiful cultural hub is an up-and-coming fashion district with plenty of independent boutiques that specialise in one-off items and contemporary fashion.
The quirky neighbourhood of El Raval has inspired an abundance of vintage clothing shops, located mainly on C/ Tallers and C/ de la Riera Baixa. You’ll find everything from faux fur, camouflage jackets, vintage shoes and bags, to all kinds of retro styles.
4. Rambla de Catalunya
This boulevard crosses the Modernist Eixample district and leads from Plaça Catalunya to Diagonal. One of the trendiest shopping streets in Barcelona, international brands and exquisite local designers present their latest offerings in its small boutiques and larger stores.
Once an independent village, Gràcia still retains a strong sense of its own identity; alternative, slightly bohemian, and very Catalan. Gràcia has plenty of arty, funky and independent boutiques.
This wide avenue has been recently renovated and its tree-lined pedestrian promenade is full of elegant shops. Its shopping area stretches from the top of Passeig de Gràcia to Plaça Francesc Macià and continues towards Maria Cristina and the L’illa Diagonal shopping centre.
7. Portal de l’Àngel
Just below Plaça Catalunya you’ll find this pedestrian street which brims with top high street stores such as El Corte Inglés, Zara and Cortefiel. You’ll also find several shoe shops and sparkles from Swarovski.