This is near where I lived for four years in Madrid,and it my mother used to take me here to buy me shoes, well, I then, took my kids here to buy them shoes too. It is an institution in the district of Quintana lne 5 of metro. Still run by the same family and I know the store for 42 years lol!!!
no webpage of course, family business the old good fashion way.
Open Mondays to Fridays from 9h30 - 14h ,then 16h30 to 20h30
Saturdays from 9h30 to 14h30 and 17h to 20h30
The selection is big and the service like your mom gives you. a family heirloom now pass on to you at VT.
What to buy: shoes, men,women, and kids the best brands at the best prices in town
What to pay: best prices for shoes in town still going and going ....
This is one of the oldest hat shops in madrid, I used to come here when a kid to get my grandfather's old hat pointed and with a cap basque style lol!! it had to be that one or nothing...and it was found, and many years after that too.
My kids came in for baseball style hats,and me similar basque beret style one, and my father before me, its a family institution lol!!! You will love the designs and selection with a very old world friendly service.
Casa Yustas founded in 1894, selling hats, caps, and military souvenirs, and from 1997,also, artisan products, gifts and decoration items.
What to buy: hats and caps.
What to pay: best prices for the best hats in madrid
With a delightful young lady running the show, this place is packed full of an energetic and colourful vintage fashion selection, catering for all tastes - men and women alike. Also you will find several special pieces which have been revamped with a special tailoring touch, and if you're really lucky you might just happen to pop in when there's a DJ spinning some tunes too!
Much more than just a shopping trip, this is an afternoon fun dressing up experience, and you'll find it hard to leave without something in your bag!
What to pay: Expect to pay anything between very little and not a lot... unless of course you're going to fill your bags of new goodies, which is of course very likely ;)
The shop is small but full of surprises. Wonderful silver rings with stones, idelic necklaces and bracelets...
before Summer and Chritmas there is always a flea market in the showroom (only for one week):
Almendro, 4.bajo D
What to buy: Silver Jewelry with stones!
What to pay: ready for your wallet to be empty?
The Malasania is another quarter in Madrid which is also known for its trendsetting unconventional panorama and located around the Plaza Dos De Mayo.
I think it is a must while in Spain, don't miss the colorful quarter, this quarter is full of bars and clubs during night time, but at day time it has great stores to shop at.
This neighbourhood, or barrio, is right in the centre of Madrid, just off Gran Vía. You can get there easily by Metro (Line 5, Chueca Metro station or simply walking from Gran Vía)
bars, coffee-houses, restaurants, design shops, clubs are also part of this colorful barrio.
Ok , the prices are far from being normal, and at the same price of shoes you can fly and stay for over 2 or 3 weeks in Madrid.
Me myself, I never shopped there, but I went in and out with a big "I Wish" .
So its beautiful, and stylish, and for whomever like to torture himself by doing "eye shopping" only its probably a perfect place :)
In Calle de Serrano, waiting for you one of the most famous fashion store of the original designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.
I loved her fashion and work, the use of unlimited range of colors, and the feeling that sometimes I wanted to but it all .
Madrid is divided to quarters (barrios, in Spanish), the magic of each one of them is something that can be discovered only by visit them, walking there, eating, drinking, going to places, and shopping.
The LOS AUSTRIAS, SOL & CENTRO zone , with the famous Puerta del Sol, is a nice place to shop there.
At the center of this area, it is typical to find mostly some tourist souvenir, but try the calle de preciados - its one of the best street to shop at.
Mamita Linda is the classic studio space dedicated to the hat and headgear.
Modern and different designs to suit all tastes: ceremony, party, marriage ... The designer of the brand receives personally advising clients in completing the look and styling. In less than 7 days do as headdresses.
In the studio we can also find accessories and ready to wear headdresses, jewelry and hair ornaments for girls.
What to buy: Custom hats, cocktails hat, facinators touched in 7 days and ready to take
What to pay: VISA
Vallmai must have.
A cute trendy shop in Madrid
Brands from demmark like: By timo, DAY, or fascinators from Mamita Linda,
A nice place to make your shopping. The owner can suggest looks, and ways to were the cloths.
What to buy: slips in dusty rose, "culottes", trendy clothes in flowers
A very nice ( and cheap) jewellery's
And a superb fascinators and Alice bands collections
There´re many interesting fashion shops for both men & women that are not so obvious for tourists. For young and trendy fashion Fuencarral street (accesible by Gran Via and Tribunal metro stations) is your best bet. It has all the usual young brands (Lee, Billabong...) plus a lot of smaller shops, specially in Mercado de Fuencarral, which is half way between Gran Via and Tribunal stations. There´re also some interesting shops in Espiritu Santo street.
If you want to get to "Factory" (Which is a big outlet mall), you have to get outside of the city. While Las Rozas Factory Mall is the most famous, I think is the worse of the three Madrid has. The easiest to access, and the biggest, is the one in San Sebastian de los Reyes. To get there, get the metro line 10 (dark blue); to the last station (Hospital del Norte); from there, there´s a 10 minute walk. You can also get buses 181 and 185 (going to Algete), in Plaza de Castilla. These will leave you at the door. Another great shopping mall outside central Madrid is Plaza Norte, in San Sebastian de los Reyes too; the stop is the next to Hospital del Norte (Reyes Católicos), and a 10 minute walk from there to the area called Mega Park; you can also get bus number 156 at Plaza de Castilla. Apart from lots of shops inside Plaza Norte, you have other large stores including Media Markt (electronics), Ikea and others.
Actually this is not a proper shopping tip, because the prices of this shop are so high that I guess that only Japanese VTers can afford them. Anyway, if you are like me very fond of shoes (I know no woman not interested in shoes) you cannot miss a visit in this luxury boutique in Calle de Serrano. You have to ring a bell and a very nice shop assistant will open you without bothering you. You can walk around, try everything and touch every single piece. Prices for shoes start from 500 euro and I did'n find boots for less than 1000 euros. So I never consider the possibility to buy them but I enjoyed the visit very much. You will find shoes difficult to find also in Milan or in Rom.
What to buy: It's a wordwide famous designers for shoes.
What to pay: No less than 500 euros for basic models.
Area North and East of Parque El Retiro is where the upper classes reside. It is called Salamanca. (Do not confuse with a city of the same name.)
There are many stores where your girlfriend or wife could buy stuff for a surprisingly reasonable price. Stores belong mainly to Spanish designers: Mango, Sfera, Berushka (or something close to that), and they are both fashionable and reasonably priced.
Alternatively, you can go to a department store. The main one is called Corte Ingles and its main store is located on Puerta del Sol square. But prices there are going to be a lot higher.
I have no shop to list other than Zara. I would just recommend not making the mistake that i did and not shope when you can - i was concerned with space in my luggage and figured i would do all of my shopping in Paris. Bad idea. I should have done more shopping in Spain. This trip has me rethinking my entire wardrobe!
What to buy: Clothing, shoes, anything you can't get in the states.
What to pay: It's worth it!