The Best Shops in Barcelona
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
The elegant shops along the Rambla, the funky boutiques in the Gothic Quarter, the markets, the grand malls—Be forewarned: The transition from window-shopping to cramming your suitcase with all the great finds is dangerously easy. You'll find designer clothes, bottles of wine, local crafts, and art that will allow Barcelona to take a place in your life back home.
Carrer del Rec, 16, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
You won’t find crowded racks of musty clothes at this second-hand store. Le Swing specializes in top-quality pieces from designers such as Chanel, Lanvin, and Yves Saint Laurent—all beautifully showcased throughout this sleek, airy...
Carrer dels Cotoners, 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
The independent workshops and boutiques that once thrived in El Born are disappearing thanks to gentrification—but among the survivors stands Cuirum, a killer shop where you can buy handmade leather jackets, bags, and accessories that will...
Carrer de Guàrdia, 10, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
You never know what you’ll stumble upon in this combination art gallery/event space set in the city’s edgy Raval district. Miscelanea champions mainly Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese artists, hosting around 10 to 15 exhibitions per...
Carrer dels Banys Vells, 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Shoppers come to this trendy El Born concept store in search of unique clothing, jewelry, and accessories created by emerging local designers. Look for handmade, sustainable fashion from up-and-coming independent brands like Citizen X (cool...
Carrer dels Agullers, 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Stocking more than 7,500 wines and spirits—including a sizable number hailing from Spain—this bodega is the ideal place to discover specialty regional wines. The Vila family runs both Viniteca and the adjacent gourmet grocery, La Teca,...
La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
As you enter Barcelona's famous Mercat de Sant Josep de La Boqueria from La Rambla, one of the first stalls you encounter is Tocineria Marcos, purveyors of Iberico ham and a stunning array of other cured, cooked, and fresh meats. It's just one of...
C/ Cotoners, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Browse accessories designed and handcrafted in Barcelona at Iriarte Iriarte. Sleek yet sturdy leather bags with brass finishes make timeless investment pieces for any wardrobe. Iriarte Iriarte pieces have popped up in the pages of Spanish Vogue...
Carrer d'Avinyó, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
In this espadrille workshop that opened just after the Spanish Civil War, traditional footware meets playful modern design. The Barcemola line features creative motifs inspired by Barcelona monuments on what was once considered a humble shoe for...
Baixada de la Llibreteria, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Beeswax molded into a myriad of shapes, sizes, scents and colors are on sale in Barcelona’s oldest shop, in operation since 1761, at its current location since the 19th century. The luminous baroque interior with its curving staircase is worth a...
Rambla de Catalunya, 65, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Stock up on premium canned goods, Spain’s best olive oils and alcohols at the 107-year-old Colmado Quílez. Choose from tinned seafood, fruit preserves and spices, as well as bottles of cava, wine and beer fill up floor-to-ceiling displays at this...
Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain
One of Barcelona's most exclusive streets, Passeig de Gràcia is home to modernista masterpieces like La Pedrera and Casa Batlló as well as the massive luxury storefronts of brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Mandarina Duck, and...
Plaça Comercial, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Inside this 1876 market, you can see the footprint of 18th century Barcelona and read about what life was like before the city’s siege during the War of Spanish Succession. The airy iron and glass market, modeled on Parisian architecture is...
Carrer del Parlament, 13, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona's Parlament street is an up-and-coming part of the city's San Antoni neighborhood. Packed with cozy bakeries, restaurants and cafés, the street and surrounding area is also home to some of Barcelona's more interesting boutiques. One of...
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 373 - 385, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Originally an early-20th-century bullfighting ring, the building fell into disuse after the final bout in 1977 and was converted into a shopping mall in 2010. Take the elevator or escalators to the rooftop terrace restaurants—the...
Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 62, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Avinguda del Portal de l'Àngel, 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
At Barcelona's iconic Corte Inglés in Plaça Catalunya, shop for high-end clothes, shoes, housewares, and accessories. There's a souvenir section at fairly reasonable prices, and the gourmet grocery area has amazing eats from all...
Carrer de Trafalgar, 14, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Get an eyeful of Japanese fabrics by Kokka. Then browse handmade items like rings, earrings, bookmarks, hairpins, cushions, kimonos. Ask about unique fabrics selected sourced by the owners themselves on their trips to Asia. Travelers that collect...
Carrer de Valldonzella, 2, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Based in Barcelona since 1992, Holala! Plaza is the best Barcelona shop for vintage clothes, furniture, video games, accessories, books and more. It's hard to leave empty-handed, but even if you don't have cash to spare, stop by to check out their...
Carrer de Bertrellans, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Unlike some of Barcelona's other Vintage stores (ahem, Holala), Love Vintage focuses on wearable antiques, and clothes that don't resemble costumes. This is a great shop for vintage newcomers who are looking for something different to wear at a...
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