Shoes / Clothes, Barcelona
Bartomeu i Uirbe, a small store of the Born (31 Carrer Carders), where you can find clothes and accessories created by two designers making each piece unique. A shop which sells products different from well-known brands. If you want originality and freshness, I suggest you to visit El Born and to go to this clothes shop. But if you haven’t time, they have a website: http://www.biubarcelona.com/shop/
El Born it’s a place where many designers sell their clothes, it’s really pleasant, get lost in Born’s laneways!
Nice visit and enjoy!
What to buy: Women’s clothing, jackets, bags, jewels, accessories
What to pay: Every price range, depending of clothing
Rollitoasi is a young, handmade and craft clothing and accessories shop in Barcelona.
It offers unique,original and good quality bags, brooches, vintage neckless, dresses,skirts...
They design and create all of their products where color,textures and patterns combine exclusively.
Their shop is on the central of Barcelona, 5 minutes from Plaza Espanya, 15 minutes from Plaza Catalunya, metro: Poble Sec, Green line or Metro Rocafort Red Line.
They are a member of Catalonian Artesian Textile Association and they have participated in more than 50 prestigious fairs all over Spain.
They have already have lots of tourist clients from all around (Finland, France, Belgium, Germany, Australia and more)
They think their shop is best stop for handmade, craft lovers tourists who are visiting barcelona.
Also, I think it is a good option to buy a different gift,souvenir.
What to buy: Handmade and craft skirts,brooches,bags,earrings,dresses, vintage necklaces
I highly recommend "rollitoasi
What to pay: Bags 25 -39 €
Skirts 35-39 €
Brooches 12-20 €
We found several chain stores like H&M, C&A and Sukot, all of which, for us, were deals. The prices they offered were less than 50% of what we had at home so we took advantage. For shoes, take a look at the shops running along the street that branches off from the Catalunya Square, C&A is also on that street.
The fourth photo shows an interesting sign saying "I Love Shoes", we had to take a photo of that for our daughter Tal, who seems to "COLLECT" shoes.
The fifth and last photo shows a shoe shop window that we liked very much. It shows a type of industrial grinder with old shoes going in at the top and a colorful array of new shoes coming out the bottom.
What to buy: Clothes and Shoes. We found good quality for very reasonable prices.
If you have more money to spend, then go to Gracia street, that is where the high-end shops are like Hermes (where my wife Zohara told me they would not let me in the door ;O))
Walking near "la sagrada familia" we discover this clothes shop. Its not the typical shop because you feel there like in your house. All the shop is hand made.
What to buy: You can find clothes for men and women, shoes, boots... and art! there are some pictures and wood made masks from ukrainian and bulgarian artists!
Maybe a bit expensive these ones for me but many good clothes at good price.
What to pay: The clothes got good prices, around 30 euros, and shoes and boots around 40 euros, but the art its around 400 euros (wood made pictures and masks).
Handmade fashion in leather. I bought a jacket for my wife. Really stylish. Very good leather and much cheaper than the Paseo de Gracia stores (well kown brands). I spend much of my time in Paris and the same jacket could cost the double.
What to buy: Jackets, bags, hats, belts and accesories.
What to pay: Jackets starts at 275 euros. They have items on rebate.
Outlet Leather Factory is the biggest leather shop I have ever seen, there are many many different leather jackets models for men and women, there are about 8.000 jachets. It is not the tipical shop, theyselves produce and sell woldwide, the quality is quite good and the price is about 50% cheaper than in a conventional leather shop!
They also sell wallets and belts, everithing done with really good leather.
Good leather products.
What to buy: Leather jackets, wallets and belts
What to pay: There are many prices depending of the jackets, from 49 eur to 575 eur, but alwais about 50% cheaper than in a specialized leather shop, because they produce and sell worldwide
H & M is a popular brand of shops around Europe, mostly selling trendy clothes, other stuff. Actually in Barcelona centre was quite few these shops, offering big discounts and both inviting bunch of clients to watch or buy things.
I was quite surprised, that prices in H & M, especially discounted ones were quite small, it would be hard to buy the same clothes for the same price in Lithuania.
There is still no H & M shop in Lithuania, as I know to come into our market they need more stable and higher economics.
Very cool, minimalist designed shop, selling line of spanish designed clothes. The store is only in Spain, so its pretty neat to buy clothes you can only get there.
What to buy: Everything from spanish designers.
What to pay: depends on what you buy. I recently bought, off the 70% off rack, 3 blouses, for 40 euro, which would have been regular price 132 euro.
Juan-Jo Gallery is at Elisabets 20 in El Raval. They design, make and sell wonderful jackets and leather complements. You can't find similar quality in BCN. Also they have very good prices. The point is these people are working in leather for more than 40 years and they know very well their job.
What to buy: Jackets, bags and hats. Also different buckles & belts you can combine at your choice.
What to pay: 95 euros for a magnificent bag in Spanish leather. Jackets betwen 250 and 450 euros.
What to buy:
In this lovely street you will find many new and stylish shops including one of the "El Corte Ingles" store (a famous department store chain in Barcelona)
This road marks the beginning of 5 km shopping line
According to our travel guide even Cathrine Zeta-Jones buys here the espadrilles ... now me too :-)
Cathrine wasn't in but several old elegant Spanish ladies buying new ones for the summer to come.
After finding the correct size it starts to get difficut. Which color should I choose? Yellow, no turquoise or maybe orange ... just black would also be beautiful but isn't it to boring? What about light green or olive, maybe purple? Difficult, difficult ....
Finally I bought a pair in orange and on in light blue.
What to buy: espadrille, espadrilles and more espadrilles
I should admit I'm addicted to these shoes. They are not cheap, true... but they last for ages! Comfortable, excellent quality and unique design. As they motto says: "walk, don't run".
In the pic you can see my little "collection": 8 pairs that I actually wear, including summer and winter seasons. 2 of them from this season, others are pretty old but still on use. Recently I decided to trow away a few more pairs... a couple of these were more than 10 years old!
What to buy: Shoes, shoes, shoes.... I like specially the "twins" series, why your right foot should feel the same than your left one?? :-)
Barcelona has the best Zara clothing store right on the main drag of downtown. Zara is an internationally known brand for giving the customer high fashion at high street prices. Also,the tailoring is particularly good and I have seen all ages shopping here.
What to pay: High fashion at affordable prices
Barcelonian style is sooooooo hip. I've been to Rome (okay for elegant), Paris (what a disappointment), London (expensive)--but Barcelona was fresh, interesting, young, and creative. This was one of the stores that hung all their graphic t-shirts upside down in the entryway. Just a kick of an experience. It is a younger crowd for this store, but even the stores for the more mature buyer were quite interesting.
I just loved going into the store--it's a great adventure.
What to pay: A little pricey because of the euro, but such interesting stuff.
If you've been shoppping in Barcelona, chances are you've gotten your fair share of Zara and H&M. But for something really original, head into El Raval. Take a right on c/ Bonsucces or c/ Tallers. The latter, in particular has one incredible, nameless vintage store with an incredible selection of boots. It's on your left a few doors down. There's purchases to be made for every budget, and the area is an exciting, eclectic change from your typical shopping experience.