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Barcelona's Designer Boutiques

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Carper boutique in Barcelona
Carper boutique in Barcelona

By Alexandra Moore

This article covers some popular and interesting Barcelona Boutiques, so you can find them easily and delight in the diversity to be found in this city.

One of the most special things about Barcelona's shopping life is the amount of one off boutiques, often decorated with little touches to make the experience that little bit more special.

A lot of them are independent Spanish labels so you can go home without worrying that somebody will be wearing the same thing as you.


Como Agua De Mayo
Carrer Argenteria, 43
Barcelona, España
Metro: Jaume 1 (Yellow Line, L4)
A beautiful little boutique which has everything to achieve a complete look, shoes, clothes and accessories (the Spanish love a complete look!). Labels include Ailanto, Lydia Delgado and 2 by Josep Font. Also down this street is a lovely church, Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar, which in turn will lead you round to the very trendy area of El Born where you can carry on your shopping!


If by any chance you're looking for a good place for made-to-measure wedding dresses then look no further than Flora, Carrer Lledo, 4, Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3). It's a shop located in a medieval palace. They also have day wear, evening dresses and knitwear.

Website: www.mogollon-ny.com/flora


Camiseria Pons
C. Gran de Gràcia, 49
Barcelona, España
Metro: Fontana (Green Line, L3)
The shop has been operating here since 1900, which should give you an idea of the quality and personality you will find in the clothes. The colorfully presented shop window, combined with clothing from names such as Julie Sohn, Dos Besos, Fresh from the Lab and Anne Clair makes the shop a must-see.


Gimenez Zuazo boutique
Gimenez Zuazo boutique

Gimenez y Zuazo
Carrer Elisabets, 20
Barcelona, España
Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) 10 minutes walk

This Spanish design duo has come up with a Summer 05 collection that is quirky and colorful. Items such as embroidered culottes, sweet dresses and candy pin-striped tailoring are bound to be snapped up by locals and tourists alike.


Sugarhill
Carrer Avinyo, 6
Barcelona, España
Metro: Drassanes (Green Line, L3)
This is a shop based on beautiful pieces of daywear and accessories like handmade leather bags. They do wholesale and retail and the prices are reasonable, I fell for a gorgeous flared skirt for €50.00.


It's worth wandering down Carrer Avinyo (don't worry it's not a particularly long street!) as there are quite few other little boutiques that I don't have room to mention, both for the traditionalist and the modernist. Most notable is Zsu Zsa (pronounced Soo-sa!) which has amazing knitwear.

So-Da is also worth a look in, during the day it's a boutique selling mostly international labels such as Boxfresh and Yohji Yamamoto, but at night the cabinets move back to introduce the bar at the back.


Suite
Carrer Verdi, 3-5
Barcelona, España
Metro: Fontana (Green Line, L3)
Website: www.martargustems.com

Shoes, Clothes and Bags all by up and coming Spanish designers like Espera Drap and La Casita de Wendy. Fun, quirky and contemporary. Plus if by this time you need a break there is a cinema on the same road that plays films in English (en version original).


Amateur
Riera Baixa, 16
Barcelona, España
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)
Creative and original clothing are the name of the game in this little boutique that also houses work from artists, designers and poets. You can almost feel the creativity flowing.


Shoes

Twiggy
Carrer Elisabets, 20
Barcelona, España
Metro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)
Stylish, elegant sandals and shoes with little touches and intricacies which make them a bit different. The shop is also right near MACBA so you can, rather stylishly, break in your new shoes whilst wandering round this beautiful gallery.


Rouge Poison
Carrer Flassaders, 34
Barcelona, España
Metro: Jaume 1 (Yellow Line, L4)
Elegant, sexy shoes presented in an innovative way, in plastic capsules and on swings. A must for shoe obsessive but this much style doesn't come cheap.


With this list of Barcelona boutiques you should be well-equipped to take advantage of the original and creative pieces Barcelona has to offer. More than that enjoy wandering round some of Barcelona's best little streets!


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