Hostel Fina

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Portaferrissa 11, entlo. 2, Barcelona, 08002, Spain
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Forum Posts

Recommended Vintage Clothes Shops?

by Senoritasmile

I am a lover of vintage fashion and accessories but my last trip to Barcelona, I could only find shops in the Raval district with second-hand clothes mainly from the 70s/80s.

Are there any quality vintage shops which stock clothes from 20s-60s? Or any specific markets which sell vintage fashion?

Many thanks

Re: Recommended Vintage Clothes Shops?

by Belsaita

Buying second-hand clothing is not popular in Spain (I guess is still mainly perceived as something for 'poor' people)

This is the only quality vintage shop I'm aware of:
HERITAGE
Banys Nous, 14. (Gòtic)
T: 93 317 85 15
M: Liceu (L3)

Happy hunting! :)

Re: Recommended Vintage Clothes Shops?

by Senoritasmile

Thank you very much Belsaita. I have just found Heritage's website but their vintage clothes are about 4 x more expensive than similar items in London - there's no way spanish people could possibly think they're for poor people! ;-)

I do know what you mean about the perception of 'used' clothing here in Spain but it is odd, when most major european cities have a thriving antique/vintage clothing culture. The other thing I find odd and out of synch with current fashion across Europe, is the strong desire for real fur in Spain.

Once again, I appreciate your reply x

Re: Recommended Vintage Clothes Shops?

by Belsaita

well, the XX Century in Spain was pretty different than in other European countries, and this may explain some things.

Believe or not, not many people here except some 'bohemians' will even think on buying any clothes that are not brand-new. As there are not many places, the quality ones are very expensive (and considered mainly antique shops for collectors or for cinema-theater atrezzo)

The cheap second-hand places (recent clothes, not what you were looking for) are only used for those who can't really afford new items but want to wear something relatively good (and who usually would never admit they bought anything there)

Fur... don't know how is now in other parts of Spain. In Barcelona 'luxury' fur is usually a no-no even for those who can afford it, except in some very posh circles.

Well, differences make the life interesting...
Happy travels!

Re: Recommended Vintage Clothes Shops?

by frachal73

Belsaita's explanation is the reality.

I also noticed this vintage culture has never been much developped here.
In addition to that, I would say Spain is probably one of the European countries where you can get the cheapest and most fashionable brand new clothes right now.

Instead, you can find more vintage or retro furniture shops in Barcelona.

Re: Recommended Vintage Clothes Shops?

by gilescorey

Secondhand is very uncommon....Belsaita's explanation carries weight when you consider this was a dictatorship, not so long ago ...."shabby chic" might be less appealing considering Spain's rough 20th century.

But, I did find a secondhand shop that might have some sixties relics in Born..don't know name or address, but is in plaza facing the following restaurant: www.atrilrestaurant.com

Also, "Loisaida" has a vintage section with well preserved WWII items.

www.loisaidabcn.com

Hope this helps...at leas a little.

Re: Recommended Vintage Clothes Shops?

by Senoritasmile

Thank you for all for your postings - of course, I can see how Spain's history has developed cultural attitudes and the explanantions make sense.

Warm wishes

Travel Tips for Barcelona

You must visit the Ramblas. ...

by siti_aminah

You must visit the Ramblas. Here is the place where you can find people of all kinds and all nationalities going to and fro. There are outdoor cafes and one of them is Cafe de la Opera opposite the Liceo. Along the Ramblas you will find the Gran Teatro del Liceo, where the Opera performs in the winter. This is also the place where you can bargain I remember my mother was bargaining for flowers here. You can find defferents types of beautiful flowers mmmm....if I can still remember I lost while shopping with my parents at the Paseig de Gracia which is between Plaza Catalunya and Av Diagonal. Lucky that the people there are helpful and my parents was able to find me. My parents was shopping for jewelleries and some antiques.

'La Pedrera'or Casa Milà is an...

by naranja

'La Pedrera'or Casa Milà is an appartement building. Waves of stone are decorated with iron work resembling clinging algae.
The chimnies on the roof have such scary forms to be called 'scarewitches'.

Sangria recipe

by Danalia

Sangria is the most famous Spanish drink made with red wine, fruit juice, sparkling soft drinks, sugar and fruit chunks. Sometimes liqueurs are added, as well as cinnamon. It is hard to find two sangrias that taste the same, since there is no one-single recipe for it. For sangria to be good, it is necessary to use good wine (bad wine makes bad sangria), to serve it fresh, and to achieve a fruity flavour that is not overdone (the best fruits for it are citruses and peach). It is important to remember that sangria is an alcoholic beverage, and although is very easy on the palate, it should be drank moderately.

AROUND BARCELONA: OUTING TO MONTSERRAT

by eden_teuling

Daily throughout the yes (except on 25th December and 1st January) you can make a nice trip by coach to MONTSERRAT.
It will take you one morning!

The departure is at 9.30AM at JULIATOURS TERMINAL, Ronda Universidad 5 , ending at aproximately 2.30PM.

Driving across picturesque vollages you will reach the outstanding Montserrat Mountain situated at an altitude of 1.25 m..
It is the most important religious CHAIR of Catalunya.
The old Monastery built at the height of 721 mtrs. was once destroyed by invaders but rebuilt somewhat lower and in a more robust style.

The 12th century VIRGEN MORENETA (a black Madonna) if high up in the Basilica and you can visit her. I joined the long row and step by step we reached her and like everyone did I kissed her feet and had to go on because of the people waiting behind me. She has indeed a black face and during my travels I have seen many more so-called BLACK MADONNAS although I still don't know why they are black. All info differs, so what to believe??
The atmosphere is impressive and teh day I was there especially impressive and moving because a CATALAN COUPLE WALKED ALONG THE AISLE to get married there.

Imagine a dark Spanish beauty with long black hair in a whiter than snowwhite bridal gown, a magnificent wedding dress. What made me laugh and which I enjoyed was the fact that it was such a festive event, the little pages and little girls were laughing and dancing around......it was so sweet!

Another nice tip: opposite the church/monastery you can go up with a cable-way/lift TO ENJOY THE MOST FANTASTIC VIEW.......

AFTERWARDS THE COACH WILL DRIVE YOU BACK TO terminus WHERE YOU STARTED THE TRIP.

BTW the rocks around the Monastery are very specially eroded and all have names because they look like animals and people or a building....but I caa only put one photo here.....

Sweet Temptation

by tord about La Boqueria / Markets

Mercat La Boqueria is half way down the Ramblas and is fascinating. Even if you're not hungry I guarantee that you'll buy something to eat. I couldn't resist this colourful stall of children's sweets. If you want to be healthier than me there's lots of punnets of fresh fruit salad and the figs I bought were the sweetest I've ever tasted. There's always a crowd, but they would stay away if the food wasn't worth it, so go and jossle with the rest. I can't remeber the price of the sweets but they were well worth it.

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