Right in the middle of the golden mile you will find three supermarkets within 100 metres of each other - Lidl, Super Sol, and El Corte Ingles. This makes it really convenient when shopping as if you don't get what you want in one place then you will surely find it in one of the others.
I was staying in the Gand Hotel Guadalpin Marbella Spa, and all three supermarkets were within 5 mins walk from my hotel. I tried all three.
My favourite by far is El Coret Ingles for style, quality, layout, and variety. It's in the basement of a stunning building that also houses two floors of exquisite furnishings.
Try their fresh fish, cold meats, pates (includiing an excellent range of own-brand products), whole cured jamon, and a wide selection of alcohol. The displays alone will have you salivating.
They open until 9.15pm each night.
You know how we women are with our hairdressers? Indeed I'm sure men are quite the same. A good hairdresser is hard to find, and a great hairdresser is a prize to be coveted.
We needed to be coiffed to perfection for a wedding we were attending in Marbella and so we took a chance to using Blue 01 Studio, the hairdressers salon attached to our Hotel, the Guadalpin Marbella Spa.
It was easy to get an appointment and, although or very attractive male coiffeur had little or no English, sign language got us by and I must admit to being totally thrilled with the outcome.
What to pay: The prices were most reasonable, too. I paid just €61 for a colour, wash and blow dry.
Having young nieces and nephews that you're very close to always means a big struggle on holiday to bring home the perfect present.
Marbella Old Town provides the perfect solution in that it boasts what appears to be a street full of toy shops.
Apart altogether from the treasures inside, the whole appearance is that of a fairyland with great big bunches of balloons festooned together and boungainvillea in fuschia, pink and purple draping the buildings above.
What to buy: In one of the shops I found wonderful soft toys made locally in Spain. There were little mice and rabbits in ballet costume. Perfect for my four year old niece.
I think La Canad shopping centre is the best centres on the Costa Del Sol. The name is pronouced La Canyada.
It houses many shops including english names shops. It caters for all ladies, mens and children's needs. Hairdressers, restaurants and supermaket and amusements arcades + cinema.
What is good about it is that it is open from 10am to 10pm Monday to Saturday
What to buy: mens and ladies shopping. furniture, luggage, sweets, kids clothing and shoes, jewellers and perfumes, sport shops. you name it they have it at the La Canada
You can't leave Marbella without doing some shopping!
My favourite items that I never come home without are the " jamon pata negra " ( cured spanish ham from black pig )and spanish red wine ( I specially love the "Sangre de Toro").
You can buy these at a local supermarket, there are several thoughout Marbella or at the El Corte Ingles, a well known shopping center close to Puerto Banus.
Here you can also find all kind of things, from clothes, designer brands, furniture, crafts.
The Old Town of Marbella is a treasure-trove of WONDERFUL SHOPS like Ceramica San Nicolas and Artesania Espanola offering beautiful hand-crafted ceramics. La Paz offering a variety of religious articles.. Unique to Marbella is the Proud Scout which carries a fantastic selection of American Indian Crafts with genuine turquoise silver jewellery. Other shops and boutiques offer souvenirs, jewellery, clothing & accessories, shoes, sporting goods, etc. Kat and I had a great time exploring all the little narrow streets and alleyways where little boutiques were tucked away.
A big shopping center where you can spend a day doing your shopping, having a good meal, a drink, coffee or going to the cinema. All this and much more you will find on La Canada.
Gran centro comercial donde puedes hacer tus compras, comer algo, tomar un buen cafe o incluso ir al cine. Todo esto y mas encontraras en la Canada.
The main avenue in Marbella (the ancient road) go across all the city and it has diferents names. It's called Ramón y Cajal where it pass next to the old town. The next name, in the way to Puerto Banús, is Ricardo Soriano. It's the business area and there are lots of clothes shops in this area, mainly for women.
La principal avenida de Marbella (la antigua carretera) atraviesa toda la ciudad y tiene diferentes nombres. Se llama Ramón y Cajal cuando pasa junto al casco antiguo. El siguiente nombre, en dirección hacia Puerto Banús, es Ricardo Soriano. Esta es la zona de negocios y hay varias tiendas de ropa, principalmente de mujer.
It's the biggest commercial area in town with a wide variety of national and international firms of fashion, shoes, home equipment and books. For example FNAC, Leroy Merlín, Alcampo (Auchan), Zara, Mango... are placed here. In addition there are some restaurans (but they're not the best), cinemas and bowling.
Es la zona comercial más grande de la ciudad con una gran variedad de franquicias nacionales e internacionales en moda, zapatos, equipamiento del hogar y libros. Por ejemplo están aquí FNAC, Leroy Merlín, Alcampo, Zara, Mango... Además ha algunos restaurantes (pero no son los mejores), cines y una bolera.
If you're serching for big shops, restaurants and entertaiment in Puerto Banus, that's your place. I usually come here even from Estepona, because it's very near. There are lots of shops, there is free wi-fi and there are a wide variety of cinemas screens. There is an enterteiment centre with bowling too.
Si estás buscando grandes tiendas, restaurantes y entretenimiento en Puerto Banús, este es tu lugar. Yo vengo frecuentemente aquí desde Estepona porque está muy cerca. Hay varias tiendas, wi-fi gratuito y una gran variedad de salas de cine. También hay un centro de entretenimiento con bolera.
What to pay: It's the average.
Puerto Banus is home to some of the most expensive and luxury brands. Ladies (and guys) you will not be bored with the extensive array of shops. Spank that credit card today! If its a nice restaurant you are looking for there are many of those too and they serve great fresh fish. Lets not forget the mother of all superstores, Corte Ingles which has 100's of concessions sporting the latest brands.
Shoes, bags and accessories for men and women . Calle Nueva, 7. Tel: 95 282 3498
Specialist in men's contemporary fashion. Calle Ramiro Campos Turmo, 10. Tel: 95 282 9152
High quality, elegant clothes and accessories. Avda. Ramón y Cajól, 3. Tel: 95 277 0003
Great high-street fashion outlet with original styles for men and women. Avda. Ricardo Soriano, 50, and in La Cañada shopping centre. Tel: 95 286 2093.
Exquisite collection of designer clothes. Calle Pantaleon 7. Tel: 95 286 7289
Contemporary designer wear for men and women. Avda. Ricardo Soriano, 5. Tel: 95 277 3140
Wonderfully crafted leather goods, mainly for the horse rider. Also has a comprehensive range of bags and boots. Avda. Ricardo Soriano. Tel: 95 277 1026
Beautifully tailored outfits for every occasion. As one would expect, Marbella is a wonderful shopping centre with several large shopping complexes, as well as hypermarkets, specialty food shops, designer boutiques, interior decor stores and much, much more.
Galeria de Boutiques, Hotel Marbella Club, Avda Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe. Tel: 95 286 8621
Guanteria Costa del Sol
This chock-full-of-leather shop started trading 20 years ago. It began by specialising in gloves, but expanded to include a variety of general stock. Name brands include Dior, Cardin, Balmain and Samsonsite. Avda. Ricardo Soriano, 2. Tel: 95 277 6791.
What to buy: Gucci
The famous Italian fashion house offers men's and women's couture. Calle Valdus, 8. Tel: 95 286 1499
Contemporary Spanish fashion. Avda. Ricardo Soriano. Tel: 95 281 7125
Young, casual clothes, shoes and accessories at very reasonable prices. Avda. Ricardo Soriano. Tel: 95 282 0852
Pull & Bear Clothing Company
Smart casual wear for men and women at affordable prices. Avda. Ricardo Soriano. Tel: 95 286 2838
A Spanish company specialising in men's fashion. Good quality and value for money. Their colourful shirts are distinctive. Avda. Ramón y Cajál, 5. Tel: 95 277 0697
Fashion for men, women and children with a designer feel, but at high-street prices. Avda. Ricardo Soriano, and in La Cañada shopping centre (see separate listing). Tel: 95 282 0852
Contemporary fashions and club-wear. Muelle Ribera, 4. Tel: 95 281 1395
Many top labels for men and women under one air-conditioned roof. Edif. Benabola. Tel: 95 281 2621
Plaza de la Victoria. Tel: 95 282 0186
At the entrance to Puerto Banús. Tel: 95 281 0296
Of course, I wonder what Marbella would do without the famous Corte Ingles, jejeje, specially this one in Puerto Banus, has a great selection of designers....
In front of the Corte Ingles you can also go to MARINA BANUS, with lots of clothes shops...
And around Puerto Banus, you would enjoy lots of shops
The Old Town of Marbella contains many small shops, goods range from, art, crafts, souvenirs, boutiques, jewelry. Intersesting to walk around browsing, especially in the evenings. Be careful though, some things do seem a little overpriced.
A great place to do shopping, is at the markets. I’m not sure when the one in Marbella itself is, but the one in Nueva Andalucia is on Saturdays. If you want to buy fruit and vegetables cheap, the best market is in San Pedro on Thursdays. In all of these markets you have the usual “plastic” stuff, but there are also handcraft, antics and clothes.