Barcelona has become the next shopping paradise. Famous for its inspiring architecture, picturesque and luxurious lifestyle, it has now become the city with hidden fashion studios. Check out these eclectic shopping destinations you probably didn’t know existed. By Nitya Malik
One of the hottest boutiques in Barcelona, this studio houses clothes ranging from Miami’s Art Deco movement to Picasso to Asian and African Art, featuring everything from French to British style. The designer recently collaborated with her own daughter Miranda Makaroff, this shopping haven continues to be one the most famous in Barcelona.
Shoe shopping in Barcelona is incomplete without visiting this store. This shop brought handmade espadrilles on the fashion radar. Opened in 1943, people from all around the world come here to buy espadrilles. Their client list include names like Penélope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Tyra Banks, and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
This line of handbags was started by designer Carolina Iriarte. Handcrafted leather bags that are totally sleek and stylish — Carolina’s long journey and hard work made her products pop up on the pages of Spanish Vogue and The New York Times magazines. The products are completely made and designed in Barcelona itself.
A concept store in Barcelona, founded by Jose Miguel Sevilla, it is a space where art and culture combine with commerce to sell products. Consisting of new pieces from upcoming designers–mostly local–the products range from jewellery, accessories, decorative homeware and art.
Hidden away in the streets of Barcelona, this boutique has a gloomy charm that attracts you instantly. Natalie’s design reflects a strong sense of femininity. Based on the concept that all women are beautiful irrespective of their shape and size, each design embraces a woman’s beauty, and involves a lot of translucent fabrics and hand embroidery.
This concept store founded by Jaime Beriestain with a cosmopolitan vibe is the designer’s own hangout joint. The Chilean designer has created a bar+restaurant+shop which sells products designed by him including furniture, home decor, art, bags, jewellery, and stationery. You can’t leave this store without making a purchase.
It was launched in 2009 by Elisabet Vallecillo and Javier Blanco. All the products here are crafted by hand. The designs are a combination of modernity and tradition. They promote sustainable fashion and promote ideal business ethics, using natural fabrics.