Make sure you bring an empty suitcase with you because once you discover the myriad clothes shops selling Spanish brands that are dotted around the city you’ll want to buy a whole new wardrobe!
From Balenciaga and Custo to Desigual and Camper, Spanish fashion has made a name for itself across the globe, with both its haute couture and prêt-à-porter collections.
However, it’s in the franchise segment that Spain has reached unprecedented milestones, particularly in the case of Inditex Group. Quality for reasonable prices is the formula for Zara, Pull & Bear or Bershka, where men and women of all ages can pick up a bargain.
Thanks in part to TV series like Sex and the City, Spanish shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has become a household name. Drop by at his store on Calle Serrano to see his latest designs.
Las Salesas, Triball and Chueca
Barrio de Las Salesas has a more bohemian feel than Barrio de Salamanca, while Triball and Chueca offer alternative fashion styles, some by young local designers.
Worth a visit are the Cristina Castañer shoe store; Ailanto, owned by Bilbao-born twins Iñaki and Aitor Muñoz; the space by designer Fernando Lemoniez; the Dolores Promesas store; and Ana Locking’s atelier. At Calle Clavel you’ll find one of the three spaces that local designer Eduardo Rivera has in Madrid.
On 23 Calle Fernando VI, between Chueca and Chamberí, is Yube, which carries clothes by Moisés Nieto, one of the hot emerging designers at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid.
In Barrio de Chamberí, Patch, by Curro Ariza, and the atelier of Elena Benarroch are waiting for you.
Conde Duque and Malasaña
Both Conde Duque and Malasaña are synonymous with made-in-Spain fashion. Here you’ll find only one-of-a-kind, handmade clothes, instead of mass-produced items.
In Conde Duque, peSeta by Laura Martínez makes textile products, including handbags, with fabrics from all over the world. Valentín Alonso, at shop/workshop Taller Puntera, offers stylish leather accessories like bags, wallets, etc.
In Barrio de Malasaña, clothing and accessories made by young talented designers such as Lady Desidia, La Mouchette, Yono Taola or Santa Mistura are for sale in La Intrusa. García Espacio Moda+Arte presents its fashion collection under the García Madrid label on 26 Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo.
For the best of the best Spanish luxury fashion, Barrio de Salamanca is your destination. Hannibal Laguna, Adolfo Domínguez, Devota & Lomba, Juan Antonio López, Antonio Pernas, Pretty Ballerinas, Kina Fernández, DelPozo, Elisa Bracci, Roberto Verino, Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, Pedro del Hierro and the recently renovated showroom of Caramelo on Calle Serrano have that special gift for him, her… or for yourself.
Mark your Spanish fashion calendar for these events: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, Madrid Fashion Show Men and the MOMAD METROPOLIS international fashion show.
Equally appealing are Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, a big shopping event in Madrid; Soul Food Nights, which brings together fashion, charity and gastronomy, Gastrofashion, an event within Gastrofestival; and the night of St. Jorge Juan.
Last but not least, the Garment Museum is great to learn something about Spanish and international fashion.
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