Shopping: Las Salesas

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Las Salesas is one of Madrid’s most alluring shopping districts. Little urban design shops where elegance and avant-garde aren’t at odds with the ordinary, sheltered from the invasion of giant retail chain stores. Concept stores for shopaholics, influencers, #igers and trendsetters… with a traditional twist.

Some of the most acclaimed young fashion designers have their boutiques in Las Salesas: Lemoniez (Calle de Argensola, 17), Ailanto (Calle de Orellana, 14; the firm owned by the Muñoz brothers, from Bilbao) and Juanjo Oliva (Calle de Justiniano, 14; who launched his own firm to great success after being part of Zara’s design team), among others.

For current trends, multi-brand outlets or exclusive treats, you should head for Le Marché aux Puces (Calle de Fernando VI, 2), selling exquisite bags and footwear for both men and women; et… bang! (Calle de Pelayo, 66), offering leather goods handmade in Spain; Pinkoco (Calle de Piamonte, 15), specialising in beauty and lifestyle; or Lander Urquijo (Calle de Fernando VI, 23), focusing on men’s urban wear from big fashion labels.

Moreover, Las Salesas is home to a high number of concept stores – that is, a shop that sells a carefully curated and unique selection of products that connect to an overarching theme. You can try, for instance, Do (Calle de Fernando VI, 13), for lovely items from international brands; Despacio Concept Store (Calle de Belén, 10), for unique bags and shoes, home décor items and gadgets; Gion (Calle del Barquillo, 18), for fashion and décor coming all the way from Japan; or González & González (Calle de Pelayo, 68), a curiosity shop for old-fashioned devices and designs, based on the philosophy that if something’s good, there’s no need to replace it.

In Las Salesas you can also find an interesting array of specialist shops. Lumas (Calle del Barquillo, 23) is one of the best places in town for photo and graphic art hunters, offering real gems at affordable prices. Dai Chun Lin (Calle de San Lucas, 11) sells beauty products from China. The brand was established in 1628. Abarca Shoes (Calle del Almirante, 8) has given in to the revival of espadrilles. Sagon (Calle de Fernando VI, 7) makes décor items and accessories using cane-like materials and natural fibres such as wicker or straw. Slowroom (Plaza de las Salesas, 2) is one of the most charming cycle shops in town. At Cacto-Cacto (Calle de Fernando VI, 9) you can buy all sorts of cosy cacti, while Cacao Sampaka (Calle de Orellana, 4) is a haven for chocoholics. At Poncelet (Calle de Argensola, 27) you’ll find the finest cheese available in Madrid, which you can eat with the delicious artisan bread they make at Panod (Calle de Prim, 1), a new bakery that seeks to retrace of the origins of baking traditions. And if you’re a book lover, you should pay a visit to Antonio Machado (Calle de Fernando VI, 17) one of Madrid’s greatest bookshops.

Salesas Village

On the first Saturday of the month, Plaza de las Salesas plays host to Salesas Village, an event in which shops take their merchandise out and families join in to take part in a wide range of interesting activities.

 

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