Shopping in Madrid: concept stores, pop-ups & marketsMadrid is a city which looks classic and eclectic, but hip and casual at the same time. Fashion has always been important here, since several leading brands were actually born in Spain. Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti and Desigual are only a few examples you’ve surely heard of. So how could the Spanish capital not showcase the best out of the country’s exceptional and playful design?
Although Madrid used to be a bit more conventional than the cutting-edge Barcelona, its fashion scene has evolved during the past decades. Various boutiques, malls and concept stores came to enrich the city’s shopping options, adding even more charm to an already gorgeous city.
A place where people dress nicely and take care of what they wear according to each occasion, Madrid is definitely fashionable. This doesn’t necessarily mean a suit or a cocktail dress with high heels if you don’t feel like it. Whether you’re into elegant, chic style or prefer a more bohemian look, everything ‘s fine as long as it’s kind of stylish and unique.
In Madrid’s wonderful shops you’ll find all you need to upscale your style. Quirky concept stores like Gallery Madrid and Do Design are here to offer you some really special items; from clothes and perfumes to home decoratives and wines. Explore the high-end fashion of Ekseption or pamper yourself with a unique piece of jewelry in Apodemia. Whatever it is that you want, the Spanish capital has got you covered.
If you’d like to shop from El Corte Inglés department store and several leading Spanish brands like those we mentioned above, head up to Calle Preciados by Puerta del Sol and Gran Vía. For a more local vibe, explore the roads of Calle Toledo behind Plaza Mayor. A little further from the city’s core there are even more slick shopping areas to discover, like the trendy Chueca or the glamorous Salamanca. Looking for bargains? Princesa and Cuatro Caminos are probably the best options for you.