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T+L's Definitive Guide to Barcelona

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Looking for cutting-edge designers? Traditional textiles? Funky housewares? Read on.

La Manual Alpargatera: Stripes, solids, embroidered, wedge-heeled: this 72-year-old Barri Gòtic cobbler makes all manner of espadrilles.

Cortana: Designer Rosa Esteva’s flagship is the place to find evening dresses and expertly tailored daywear.

La Clinique: This hip El Born boutique has a hodgepodge of limited-edition sneakers and vintage sunglasses and cameras.

Mutt: Barcelona’s creative crowd shops here for rare books on fashion, art, and architecture.

Openhouse Project: Inside this gallery, you’ll find a selection of modern objets d’art, Pakistani wool blankets, and ceramics. By appointment.

Teranyina Taller Escuela y Tienda Textil: Weaver Teresa Rosa Aguayo sells her earth-toned scarves and tapestries in a spacious loft in El Raval.

Vila Viniteca: Book a tasting at this 80-year-old wine store, which stocks more than 7,000 labels.

Vinçon: Check out the design emporium for established favorites (Vitra; Droog) and more outré examples like Bobo Choses’s denim director’s chairs.

T+L Tip: For an insider’s shopping tour of the city, book with antiquesandboutiques.com.


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