Barcelona’s Shopping List
Published: April 2009
By Sarah Wildman
Look no further. T+L picks five stores you shouldn’t miss.
This 100-year-old clothing store stocks a slew of Catalán designers for women and men (including Josep Abril’s impeccable linen shirts). Look for the reduced-price off-season racks in the back. 49 Gran de Gràcia; 34/93-217-7292.
La Manual Alpargatera
Since opening in the early 1940’s, this espadrilles emporium has sold a colorful variety of Catalonia’s classic sandals—perfect for strolling city streets in style. 7 Avinyó; 34/93-301-0172.
From slouchy, oversize carryalls to soft leather purses in the store’s signature abanico (fan) shape, bags from Lupo are a Barcelona staple. 257 Mallorca; 34/93-487-8050.
Working in metals such as brushed 18-karat gold and oxidized silver, jeweler Enric Majoral creates chic, versatile pieces that can be dressed both up and down. Galería Alea, 66 Argenteria; 34/93-310-1373.
A design warehouse specializing in cutting-edge housewares, Vinçon is filled with well-priced favorites from across Europe. 96 Passeig de Gràcia; 34/93-215-6050.