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    Shopping Areas: Street Vendors on Puerta del Sol

    by laura4n8 Written Mar 12, 2004

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    I thoroughly enjoyed my opportunities to bargain with the street vendors at Puerta del Sol (I found batting my eye lashing and playing with my blonde hair worked every time). They don't start spreading their wares until 11 p.m. or so and they stay out there for hours. I found more than I could rationalize buying.

    What to buy: This is a great place to buy random souveniers.

    What to pay: Bargain with the best of them. You can talk them down!

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    Shopping Areas: Shopping around in Puerta del Sol!

    by Zlur Written Jan 15, 2004

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    Street off Puerta del Sol

    There are many shops around Puerta del Sol, mainly popular fashion houses and loads of THE most famous department store to be found all over Spain - El Corte Ingles... Clothes for all ages can be found here, from the best designer brands to cheap street wear! Excellent value for money!

    What to buy: Anthing... from clothes to souvenirs to a yummy takeout sandwich if you're in a hurry!

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    Lots of cool shops in Chueca: Cool shopping in Chueca

    by lauripetri Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    What to buy: I found a cool white lamp as a slowly rotating globe (earth) in an home furnishing shop in Chueca...and as a bonus I got to see famous actress Antonia San Juan (All about my mother) standing at the counter buying something :)

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    Shopping Areas: Looking for Designer Brands? Come to SALAMANCA!

    by Krystynn Written Dec 26, 2003

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    Spanish designer, Armaya Arzuaga = lovely dresses!

    No, I'm not banishing you to the city of Salamanca! There is a very exclusive district here in Madrid selling designer and luxury products like Chanel, Loewe, DKNY Donna Karan, Gucci, Hermes, Versace amongst others. It is known as SALAMANCA (the district).

    What to buy: Luxury/ Branded products. I'll recommend a few of my favorites (read: polite and charming boutique assistants):

    Let's start with:

    Chanel
    Address: Jose Ortega y Gasset, 14, Madrid 28006 (METRO: Nunez de Bilbao).
    I had expected to find really snooty boutique assistants but they were surprisingly very helpful towards me. I use Chanel skin care and make-up and because I bought a few items, they even gave me a few skin care samples. I'll definitely go back to this boutique again.

    DKNY
    Address: Velázquez, 28, Madrid 28001 (METRO: Velázquez)
    This boutique stocks the cheaper range of Donna Karan's clothings. Very affordable. I even saw some Spanish school girls coming in here to buy a few dresses! Friendly assistants, great variety of outfits to choose from at an affordable price!

    Versace
    Address: Jose Ortega y Gasset, 10, Madrid 28006 (METRO: Nunez de Balboa)
    Even if the clothings at Versace is not within your budget, fear not! It's OK to browse through the trendiest Versace collections from casual wear to evening gowns! I stood there - riveted.

    Gucci
    Address: Calle Don Ramon de la Cruz, 2, Madrid 28006 (METRO: Serrano)
    I am a BIG fan of Gucci... and managed to grab a lovely pair of sandals which was on sale!

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    Shopping Areas: Looking for Designer Brands? Come to SALAMANCA!

    by Krystynn Updated Dec 26, 2003

    No, I'm not banishing you to the city of Salamanca! There is a very exclusive district here in Madrid selling designer and luxury products like Chanel, Loewe, DKNY Donna Karan, Gucci, Hermes, Versace amongst others. It is known as SALAMANCA (the district).

    What to buy: Luxury/ Branded products. I'll recommend a few of my favorites (read: polite and charming boutique assistants):

    Let's start with:

    Chanel
    Address: Jose Ortega y Gasset, 14, Madrid 28006 (METRO: Nunez de Bilbao).
    I had expected to find really snooty boutique assistants but they were surprisingly very helpful towards me. I use Chanel skin care and make-up and because I bought a few items, they even gave me a few skin care samples. I'll definitely go back to this boutique again.

    DKNY
    Address: Velázquez, 28, Madrid 28001 (METRO: Velázquez)
    This boutique stocks the cheaper range of Donna Karan's clothings. Very affordable. I even saw some Spanish school girls coming in here to buy a few dresses! Friendly assistants, great variety of outfits to choose from at an affordable price!

    Versace
    Address: Jose Ortega y Gasset, 10, Madrid 28006 (METRO: Nunez de Balboa)
    Even if the clothings at Versace is not within your budget, fear not! It's OK to browse through the trendiest Versace collections from casual wear to evening gowns! I stood there - riveted.

    Gucci
    Address: Calle Don Ramon de la Cruz, 2, Madrid 28006 (METRO: Serrano)
    I am a BIG fan of Gucci... and managed to grab a lovely pair of sandals which was on sale!

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    Shopping Areas: Serrano Street

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 11, 2003

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    You can enter from Puerta de Alcala or from Colon, a parallel street to Paseo de la Castellana with lots of boutiques, stylish shops (like Chanel, Armani, Loewe...)

    Here of course you can find also a Corte Ingles at Colon square.

    Or also one of my favourites, ABC Serrano Shopping Center at C/ Serrano 61 or if you enter through Paseo Castellana- P? de la Castellana 34 (for a better pic of the entrance)

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    Shopping Areas: Calle Carmen

    by Carmela71 Updated Nov 11, 2003

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    It is obvious that with that name, this street should be a shopping one ;-)

    This is a off street from Plaza del sol, the parallel street is calle Preciados, also with lots of shops.

    But beware of Calle Montera, a few streets further, they sell there other things ;-)

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    Shopping Areas: Preciados street

    by SirRichard Written Jul 1, 2003

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    Preciados from Callao

    This pedestrian street goes from Puerta del Sol to Callao Aquare and is probably the most touristic one in Madrid, apart from Gran Via.
    Here you can find El Corte Ingles, FNAC (books and music) and many clothing, shoes... shops.
    Even if you don't buy anything is nice to walk around and see people passing by.
    Beware of pickpockets!!

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    Shopping places

    by SirRichard Written Dec 3, 2002

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    Serrano Street

    If you wanna go shopping in Madrid, there are specific areas for:
    - Clothes and shoes high quality: Serrano street
    - Antiques and second hand items:
    "El Rastro" fleamarket on sundays near "La Latina" Metro Station.
    - Souvenirs: Puerta del Sol, Gran Via...
    - Anything else in one place: El Corte Ingles department stores.

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    Shopping Areas: Gran Via

    by DunaKal Written Apr 29, 2007

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    To me this is like Oxford street in London,has so many shops with afordable prices.

    What to buy: everything,clothes,shoes.....est.

    What to pay: not much

    Related to:
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  • Shopping Areas: Puerta Del Sol

    by pupina Written Aug 8, 2005

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    Puerta Del Sol

    Puerta Del Sol is a major shopping area in Madrid. It is very hip and you'll be sure to find very nice things (especially shoes!!!)

    What to buy: Shoes!

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    Gastronomy: Shopping

    by LysDor Updated Mar 10, 2005

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    Why not take home one (or two) of those marvellous "air-dried" hams?

    I didn't take any whole ones as they are quite heavy but some slices only, lol!

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    Shopping Areas: MADRID....OPEN AIR MARKET

    by ROCKARIA Written Feb 26, 2005

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    Watch out for a good bargain

    If you want to watch variety and with a good price in the open air then this is the ideal place to go in one of the streets daily in MADRID

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    Corner LFP - New Milan Point: Don´t forget to buy the Real Madrid shirt!

    by El_Sueco Written Aug 8, 2003

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    Corner LFP and Entretapas y vinos

    Licensed seller of the official Real Madrid shirts.

    What to buy: A football shirt with the name Real Madrid on.

    What to pay: Price 40 euro, and you can choose the number and name.

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    Lots of Shops: Some shopping streets

    by acemj Updated Dec 17, 2002

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    Gran Via is one of Madrid's great commercial streets. You might also try C/ Serrano for upscale shops like Gucci and Prado.

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