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    Puerta del Sol in general: Shop with thousands of your new closest friends

    by Roadquill Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Throngs for thongs in Puerta del Sol

    What a madhouse! And these are the people outside the shops at Puerta del Sol. I think part of the reason is that most of the shops, Corte Englis included, are not open most Sunday's. Even with the strong Euro, I did find some deals.

    What to buy: Actually, I liked the cafeteria downstairs in Corte Englis.

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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

    by LysDor Updated Mar 10, 2005

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    Shopping: especially convenient are the pedestrianised streets running off the Plaza Puerta del Sol - Preciados and Carmen, and Gran Via.

    And if you don't know where to find something, try El Corte Ingles which is everwhere and appears to stock everything.

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    Shopping Areas: Calle de Preciados, Calle del Carmen

    by Maggies Updated Oct 3, 2004

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    Calle de Preciados

    These are the 2 parallel streets going up from Plaza del Sol to Callao, there are lots of small shops and also huge El Corte Ingles. They are typical commercial streets closed for the traffic and always full of people.

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    Shopping Areas: Calle Fuencarral

    by Maggies Updated Jul 28, 2006

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    Madrid

    There are some good shops on c/ Fuencarral going from Gran Via. Amongst them Diesel and many shops with fashion shoes. On the parallel street there are second hand shops with designer stuff, quite expensive.

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    Shopping Areas: Shopping in Madrid

    by lina112 Written Dec 11, 2007

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    El Corte Ingles

    Like every european capital Madrid has a lots of shops, deparment stores, the sunday flea market. The popular streets for shoppings are Calle Serrano if you´re interested in luxury shops, C/ Preciados, Gran Vía and a lots of shoppings center.

    Como cualquier capital europea, Madrid es una excelente ciudad para hacer compras, hay montón de tiendas, grandes almacenes y el popular mercadillo de los domingos. Las calles mas famosas para compras son C/ Serrano, Calle Preciados, zona de Gran Vía y los centros comerciales.

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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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    MODA shopping center: Shopping center MODA

    by gwened Written Feb 24, 2013
    MODA shopping center on Castellana

    This is a classic chic shopping center on paseo de la Castellana,nearer the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, if looking for a modern place to relax, drink a coffee and do some serious shopping this is it, right off the nuevos ministerios line 8 airport line or Santiago Bernabeu on line 10. Walking is easy from Nuevos Ministerios thus,its what I do.

    The shopping center MODA is part of a great complex where you can find shops, and entertainement, business centers, convention center,and cultural activities as well as exposition rooms. It was built by 1988 by the group MAPFRE VIDA ,insurance company.

    It is open mondays to fridays from 8h to 22h and weekends from 10h to 22h

    What to buy: clothings, but to have a nice relaxing time away from the street noise in a nice cafe inside;like Park Avenue

    What to pay: prices for brand name items ok by Paris standards

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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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    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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    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

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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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  • 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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    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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    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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