Interior at  Adolfo Dominguez,Madrid, Spain

Adolfo Dominguez

The elegant creations of Spanish designer Adolfo Dominguez can now be found throughout Spain. Located on the most glam shopping street in Madrid, this is the location to visit.

Interior View -  Aspesi, Madrid, Spain


Even if you don’t buy anything, concept store Aspesi is well worth checking-out to see the quirky interiors and artfully displayed clothing. Selling mens and womenswear, the two-floor boutique features stark white walls and simple, tailored pieces, each with just enough flair to make them unique.

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Shoes at Bow-Tie, Madrid, Spain


Not much bigger than a closet and smaller than many Madrid men’s dressing rooms, Bow Tie evokes English men’s clubs and its shoes are ideally suited for members. They range from formal dress shoes to Belgian loafer-like options and even espadrilles with witty embroidered motifs.

Exterior View -  Boxcalf, Madrid, Spain


Boxcalf, a leather maker from Bilbao, sells gorgeous bags, scarves and clothing in an airy space that resembles a Spanish Hermès boutique. 

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Cacao Sampaka

This sleek, modern chocolatier in Chueca is a good place to refuel between splurges at the area’s trendy shops. The sweets range from traditional truffles to interesting blends of chocolate with herbal teas and adventurous combos like black-olive or Jamaican-pepper bonbons. It’s also an excellent place to pick up a luscious gift for friends back home.

Casa de Diego

Madrid’s oldest fan maker (in business since 1858) sells its wares on the busy Puerta del Sol. The light-weight confections make great mementos to bring home.

Shoes at Casa Hernanz, Madrid, Spain

Casa Hernanz

Run by the same family for five generations, this dusty shop, located just outside an archway leading into the Plaza Mayor, is the place to buy espadrilles. The selection is fantastic, with examples in every size and shade lining the walls, but you should expect gruff service.

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Merchandise at Castañer, Madrid, Spain


If you can’t make it to Casa Hernanz for espadrilles, but are already shopping in Salamanca, Castañer has an impressive, albeit pricier, variety as well.

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Located in the heart of La Latina, Cocol is filled with high-quality artisan goods crafted by independent artists from all over Spain.
Interior View - Colour Nude, Madrid, Spain

Colour Nude

The Spanish designer of Colour Nude, Carmen Osuna, mixes the spirit of Andalusia with the elegance of Madrid for a very sophisticated, Spanish feminine look. She is best known for her striking evening clothes. 

Apparels at Cortana, Madrid, Spain


Designer Rosa Estiva is one of Spain’s rising fashion stars. She was born in Majorca and opened her first shop in Barcelona a decade ago; in 2012 she was named Spain’s Best Designer and her iconic feminine clothes are now sold internationally. She is known for her delicious palette of colors and the delicate cut of her clothes. 

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Delitto e Castigo

This beloved Madrid boutique carries many international fashion labels like Pucci and Versace as well as glamorous accessories.

Durán Madrid

At Duran you’ll not only find sublime creations from the world’s most celebrated jewelry and watch makers – from Bulgari and Cartier to Hublot and Phillip Patek – but an impressive collection of jewelry from local Spanish designers, some of which is quite charming and affordable.

Interiors at El Ganso, Madrid, Spain

El Ganso

Think of El Ganso as the Vineyard Vines of Spain. The brand celebrates a preppy look but with some whimsy, so blazers have colorful elbow patches and shirts have fun contrast piping. Men and women can find basic staples for a classic look. There are lots of boutiques in the city as well as throughout Spain and now in other countries as well.

Shoes at El Rastro Market, Madrid, Spain - courtesy El Rastro Wikimedia

El Rastro Market

This flea market takes over the streets south of the Plaza Mayor every Sunday morning (it’s concentrated on Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores and the Plaza de Cascorro, south of the La Latina metro). The wares tend to be tchotchkes, but some local artists and artisans also come to display their paintings and crafts. Arrive early, and watch out for the pickpockets and purse-snatchers that prey on distracted tourists.

Elisa Bracci

Elisa Bracci designs formal evening wear for many of Madrid’s old guard. Extravagant statement gowns are her specialty.

Interiors at Entredós Antiques, Madrid, Spain

Entredós Antiques

Antiques dealer Jose Carlos Mendez Garcia has a sliver of a shop on the grand fashion street in Salamanca that cannot be seen from the street. You have to enter into the foyer of the residential building to see his entry but a glimpse will entice you into his store of treasures. Mixed in with 18th century furniture are exceptional objects, lamps, clocks and sculptures. One section of the floor is plexiglass to reveal a cache of porcelain plates on display.

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Exquisitely designed with an emphasis on conscious consumption, Formaje is the must-stop shop for cheese aficionados.

Fuensanta Vigueras

]This small boutique specializes in made-to-measure beachwear. They will custom make bathing suits and cover-ups based on the models they have on hand or ones you want copied and use the best silks from Italy and top elastic fabrics. The loyalty of their clients is a testament to what a good job they do. Many styles are in stock, but special orders generally take fifteen days for delivery.

Merchendies at Helena Rohner, Madrid, Spain

Helena Rohner

This Spanish jeweler has become a cult figure in Spain; she is sort of considered a younger, hipper Paloma Picasso for her modern, collectible pieces. Her boutique near the Plaza Major has a residential studio feeling to it. 

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IOU The Story

Visit this unique housewares and fashion shop at the very end of street for bold dresses, woven bags from Kenya, handmade fabrics, and colorful shoes.

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Merchandise at Isolée, Madrid, Spain


This sleek, three-story concept store in the heart of Salamanca has a basement level with cult cosmetic and fragrance lines like Natura Bissé and Diptyque. Upstairs are displays with men’s and women’s fashions and on the third level is a café and housewares section. There is another outlet at Calle de las Infantas 19.

Javier Simorra

This Barcelona-based designer of elegant women’s fashions has stores a few stores in Spain. It’s hippest Madrid location is inside the ABC Serrano mall, by far the most sophisticated shopping area in Madrid.

Lounge at Jon Urgoiti, Madrid, Spain

Jon Urgoiti

This gallery shop sells vintage furniture and home wares that are bold and unique. The selection of antiques could range from Murano glass door handles to Etruscan terracotta vases to an Alexander Calder lithograph.


This modern wine emporium in the Salamanca district carries just about every Spanish vintage there is, supposedly packing more bottles into its airy duplex than you’ll find in any other store in Europe. A great place to purchase for a home collection, Lavinia also has its own café and tasting bar.

Interior View - Loewe, Madrid, Spain


Spain’s upscale leather store has been outfitting the elite with handbags and luggage since 1846. Although Loewe now has locations around the world, the merchandise tends to be less expensive in Spain than elsewhere.

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Merchandise at Malababa, Madrid, Spain


Spanish craftsmen make and design all of the accessories and jewelry in the Malababa boutiques. You can find strappy sandals in neutral and bright colors in summer and fabulous boots in winter. Bags range from cute clutches to substantial messenger bags. 


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