Barcelona is on the rise to becoming one of the world’s fashion capitals. The city is absolutely buzzing with designer stores and classic brands from all over the world. As a true shopaholic, I’ve scouted out the top local brands for you, so be sure to check out these eight Barcelona-based stores you wouldn’t want to miss:
Ailanto is a Spanish brand known for the exciting fabric and color combinations, as well as for the geometric shapes displayed in their clothing. Founded by twin brothers Iñaki and Aitor Muñoz in 1995, they’ve become an internationally recognizable brand with just two very exclusive boutiques in the world, in Barcelona and Madrid. Located on C/ Enrique Granados, this is a must-see for any real shopaholics.
Address: Carrer Enrique Granados 46, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00–14:00, 16:00–20:00, Sunday: closed
The exclusively womenswear brand Zazo&Brull hit the big time in 2003 after their international debut in Tokyo. In an interview a couple years ago founders of Zazo&Brull, Xavier Zazo and Clara Brull, said that their brand is meant for “a woman with a personality, clear ideas and who doesn’t care about being different from the rest”. These talented designers have just one boutique in Barcelona, which can be found on Carrer de Mallorca. They only produce their lines exclusively from Spanish workshops. In order to achieve their edgy and exciting look, they work with a range of artists who help give their clothes meaning and a story.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca 315, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 20:00, Sunday: closed
Colmillo de Morsa
Colmillo de Morsa, which translates to Walrus Tusk, was founded by two young designers, Elisabet Vallecillo and Javier Blanco. Their brand values attention to detail and handcraft. Their designs are inspired by the environment and by Nordic traditions. With three stores in Barcelona, the Catalonia-born brand is accessible in several locations, so try to fit one into your day of sightseeing.
Address: Carrer de Vic 15, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday: 16:30–20:30, Tuesday to Saterday: 11:00–14:30, 16:30–20:30, Sunday: closed
Ivori is a fashion line created by young Catalan designers. Their line ranges from clothing to shoes to accessories and more. The brand is inspired by vintage clothing and offers pieces that are attractive, original and accessible. So, head to the El Born neighborhood for a fun, young style exclusively found in Barcelona.
Address: Carrer dels Mirallers 7, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Saterday: 11:00–20:30, Sunday: closed
Located in the Gothic neighborhood, Pinza’t is one of Barcelona’s most environmentally friendly brands. A large group of designers and artists have gathered at Pinza’t to create bags from 100% recycled materials, including seat-belts and recycled plastic. I personally love the idea of shopping responsibly in defense of the environment. For a one –of-a-kind, absolutely unique bag that will last you a lifetime, head to Pinza’t.
Address: Carrer de Grunyí 7, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday: closed, Tuesday to Friday: 10:30–19:00, Saterday and Sunday: 11:00–20:30
Koetánia is a contemporary jewelry store that offers a distinctive shopping experience. Designer Daniel Bellido and architect Marta S. Blanco specialize in tailor-made pieces that tell a unique story. The idea is that you help design your own jewelry. In their Barcelona shop (in the neighborhood of Poble Sec), customers can see into the production room in the back through a glass window, making this an entirely inclusive experience. They even create unique wedding rings, so if wedding bells are to be ringing in your near future, head over to see what they can do for you!
Address: Carrer de Bonavista 1, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11:00–14:00, 16:00–20:00, Saterday: 11:00–14:00, Sunday: closed
Rebel Root is an extraordinary Barcelona-based brand. Though they don’t have a local boutique and their clothes can only be bought online, they are definitely worth talking about. This brand is the creation of a small team of artists and designers whose main goal is to be a socially and environmentally friendly company. Unlike many large brands, Rebel Root takes the time to make sure that the money made from sales goes back to the right people in the production line. For a conscientious shopping experience try a product or two from Rebel Root.
Opening hours: 24/7
Desigual is a well known, global name whose roots can be found in Barcelona. Founded in 1984, the company is known for its patchwork clothing and kooky designs. Ranging from womenswear to menswear to household goods, Desigual has recently exploded into the international scene. Though you can get their designs everywhere, it is worth a trip to one of the several shops around Barcelona, as their designs feature fun styles you can wear all year long.
Address: Plaça de Catalunya 9, Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday to Saterday: 10:00–22:00, Sunday: closed
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