Shopping: Conde Duque

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  • Compras: Conde Duque
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  • Compras: Conde Duque
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  • Compras: Conde Duque
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  • Compras: Conde Duque
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  • Compras: Conde Duque
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Sprawling around the military barracks that’s lent its name (and character) to the area, Conde Duque is a lively and bohemian neighbourhood, brimming with newly-established, vintage-style shops. A quiet area, it stands in sharp contrast to the boisterous Gran Vía, Plaza de España and Calle Princesa, which mark the end of this district to the south.

In Conde Duque you won’t find department stores or retail chains, as this neighbourhood seems to favour independent shops instead – carefully decorated small boutiques with a cosy atmosphere and a character of their own.

Clothes are one of the things you can by in the area, which features shops by emerging designers and non-mainstream brands: Mini, an exquisite shop offering exclusive, British-style outfits; La Compañía Polar, a reference in men’s wear; or Maggie, specialising in women’s wear. In Conde Duque, the classic and the modern rub shoulders: you can buy the clothes and accessories for a mod revival or the next-gen sportswear on the same block.

Alongside clothes, in Conde Duque you can get a wide range of other items: valuable vinyl records, rare books and first editions, handmade bags, second-hand guitars or bicycles, original toys… If interested, you should try shops like peSeta (bags and accessories) or Duke (top-brand footwear and restored bikes from the 1970s and 1980s).

In the toy department, Juguetrónica is a good choice: 1100m2 for fun, displaying a wide range of curious toys. It even houses The Robot Museum, a space to get familiar with all kinds of robots and rare items.

If you’re a foodie in Conde Duque, take a look at Quesería Cultivo or Quesería Conde Duque for fine cheese, Los Mostenses Food Market for an interesting international culinary offer, or Panic for bread and pastry.

DON’T MISS

Flowers, crafts, world cuisine, bookshops and coffee shops, a revamped local market and a street market that is 300 years old.

A refined environment with exclusive shops, where haute couture and men’s wear are the order of the day.

On your way to the Temple of Debod and Faro de Moncloa, you can stop in this area for a little shopping. There are shops for all budgets and tastes.

Open-air shopping in the area of Kilometre Zero and Puerta del Sol: An activity to enjoy all year round.

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