The Camara sisters, Amparo and Asuncion, offer a one-of-a-kind shoe-shopping experience at their store, A&A. A favorite of visitors and locals alike, the store features high-end shoes and personalized, friendly service.

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.

Interiors at Ana De La Fuente, Rioja, Spain

Ana De La Fuente

Although this stylish boutique has been on the main square in Haro since 1943, it was completely transformed in 2010 at the direction of Ana, the store’s namesake and the founder’s daughter. The shop sells a wide array of fashions from contemporary international brands as well as Spanish designers (a favorite is Amaya Arzuaga, whose cool Spanish pieces won’t be found back home).

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Merchandise at  Antik, Seville, Spain


Owned by the chic Ana Lopez Fando,vintage finds abound in this funky little Calle Alfalfa store. Antik stocks a little bit of everything, but high point is the huge selection of African and Asian jewelry, carpets and fabrics.

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Antonio Miró

Sometimes called the Calvin Klein of Spain, Antonio Miró does wonderful designs for men, using fabrics like denim poplin and lightweight wool.

Large terra cotta vase in front of decorative weighing scales

Arquinesia Perfumes

Entering this perfume shop is like stepping back in time as a series of antique-filled rooms lead to a sampling space that could be an apothecary room of the 19th century. Shelves of bottles and beautifully packaged scents in such forms as soaps, lotions and candles, all inspired by the Mallorcan landscapes, offer the chance to bring Proustian memories home. The fig, orange and sea breeze scents are among the standouts.

Textile shop full of pillows, scarves, blankets, and clothing

Artesania Tèxtil Bujosa

Founded in 1949, this textile company in Santa Maria del Cami is now run by the third generation of the family, and specializes in natural fibers and hand-made colors. The nondescript storefront contains a small store displaying cushions, tablecloths and bags but most people come to buy meters of fabric in linen, cotton or silk. Bolts of colorful ikats, stripes and solid colors are lined up in another room, and just past it, you can go into the courtyard where yarn is dyed and into the workroom where the workers man the 100-year-old looms. It’s also possible to make custom orders.

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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Located inside Casa Amatller and right next to Gaudi’s Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gràcia, this jewelry store (founded by a Catalan family in 1839) gives Barcelona’s most famous architecture a run for its money. Here you will find contemporary baubles as well as sparkling creations inspired by Art Nouveau designs.

Blanc du Nil

For fans of light and breezy clothing, Blanc du Nil’s all-white selection of flowing linen and cotton beachwear is all you need.

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Interior view - Boo, Barcelona, Spain


This trendy concept store, named after the fictional character Boo Radley in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, sells limited edition fashions for men and women as well as a curated selection of decorative objects, books and perfumes.


Ideal for adding a bit of bling to days spent on the beach, sailing and hiking Mallorca's hills, the costume jewelry at Bossa is fun and chic.

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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Interior at Cacao Sampaka, Rome, Italy - courtesy Cakao Sampaka

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.

Cacao Sampaka

This sleek, modern chocolatier (which also has a sister shop in Madrid) is a good place to refuel. The sweets range from traditional truffles to interesting blends of chocolate with herbal teas and adventurous combos like black-olive or Jamaican-pepper bonbons.

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Interior View - Caelum, Barcelona, Spain


This quaint shop sells candy, cookies and wines made in Spanish monasteries and convents.

Merchandise at Camper, Mallorca, Spain


This famous Spanish shoe store is known for its mod styles and neon colors.

Can Garanya

This store, which dates back to 1928, sells authentic Mallorcan baskets and sandals, many made of esparto, a wicker-like grass native to Spain. There’s also a large selection of ceramics and hand-blown glasses.


Almost 150 years of quality shoemaking stand behind the Carmina brand, which is known for handsome leather footwear for men and women that is hand-stitched by local craftsman.

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.

Casa Gispert

Casa Gispert is a quaint, historic shop is a popular stop for gifts of all different kinds of nuts in Barcelona. Indagare reviews.
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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Cerámicas Icardi

At his tiny shop, Uruguayan potter Carlos Icardi Martínez creates everything from lovely glazed bowls to wood-fired black raku vases glazed with copper.

Ceramic bowls, plates and pitchers painted with lemons and oranges

Ceramics by Joanna

This tiny shop in Deia sells the hand painted ceramics of a local artist who calls herself Joanna of Deia.

Cereria Subirà

The amazing Cereria Subirà, founded in 1761, stocks only candles and is one of the oldest shops in Barcelona.


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