Barcelona is famous for nightlife, tapas, cocktails, beaches and crazy nights. Well, those are absolutely true. However, while you are in town, it is also true that you will be spending some time shopping, right? There are a lot of places in Barcelona for that. However, maybe it is better to look for the best ones! Here are INSIDR’s selection of the best fashion boutiques in Barcelona, in order for you to have the best experiences, take a look at these great places to do the best shopping in Barcelona!
Modart is in the very heart of the lovely neighborhood of Gracia and has been there since 1999! Carme Trias was born into a sewing family, she grew up with and began sewing at the side of her mother. This would eventually lead her to pursue it as a profession. Now, at the back of her store in the atelier of Modart, she continues to create many great pieces. Each of her designs carries unique, artisanal and have an elegant touch.
At Modart, you can find a dress for every occasion. Upon inquiries, Carme also prepares wedding gowns as well – which are all gorgeous! The clothes are custom-made here and they each carry a genuine glow. Within the seams you can see the small details like buttons or lace. Her method of sewing is very refined and contrary to other brands these details are what what differentiate Modart from other mass manufactured pieces! If you want to find a unique cocktail dress, wedding gown or simply something that will make you shine out in the crowd – this is where you should come in Barcelona.
Address: Carrer Asturies 34, Gracia, 08012 , Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 238 07 86
Times: 11 am – 2 pm // 5pm – 8.30 pm (Not open on Sundays)
Category: Custom-made and special events
2. COTTON VINTAGE
The vintage world is a whole different level of fashion. It requires dedication, research, and conservation of the clothing pieces and accessories and Cotton Vintage is the master of this! It is the perfect place for you to buy luxury second-hand vintage items for very reasonable prices. These include vintage pieces from haute-couture and world famous brands. All the items are in perfect condition and you can see that they are carefully chosen and well taken care of.
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At Cotton Vintage, you can see brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, Prada, Armani, Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton. While the focus of the shop is mostly on luxurious and high fashion items their main aim, like many vintage shops, is to offer the items in the best condition and give them a second life in a new closet! There is everything from spectacular high heels to 90’s earrings. You may end up finding many special treasures of your own while shopping here!
Address: Carrer Enric Granados, 26, 08008 Barcelona
Phone: +34 930 15 49 84
Times: Open everyday except Sundays: 11am – 2pm // 4pm to 8pm
Instagram: Cotton Vintage
Category: Luxury vintage and second hand
3. LA MANUAL ALPARGATERA
Espadrilles or alpargatas in Spanish is a type of shoe that is either flat or high heeled and is usually made with natural fibers. La Manual Alpargatera was the first workshop to introduce them as a fashionable item in 1940. Before that, it was not considered as a daily or fashionable shoe! Today, the workshop continues to create alpargatas in the middle of Barcelona with the same tradition as their first day! You can even go see how they are made from scratch to the finished product in their shop! All shoes are handmade using ecological products such as vegetable fibers like hemp in addition to cotton and linen.
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La Manual Alpargatera is the place where you should buy your own pair of alpargatas as it is the only craft workshop in Barcelona where you can attest to the origin and authenticity of their handmade espadrilles. You can see how good their craftsmanship is when you hold the shoes in your hand and in addition the shop offers the shoes in a variety colors for any gender. They even make shoes for special events like weddings! In this shop, you will see how the old tradition of alpargatas turns into modern fashion, yet succeeds to maintain a very important connection to the roots of its history.
Address: Carrier Avinyo, 7, 08002 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 3010172
Times: Opened everyday from 9.45 am to 1.30 pm //4.30 pm to 8 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Instagram: La Manual Alpargatera
Category: Specialty shoes