My shopping guide in Barcelona
From fabled architecture, amazing cuisine, lovely shops to sun-drenched beaches…Barcelona beckon visitors to explore the city and fall in love. Exploring the boutiques in Barcelona is always nice, but once in a while it’s fun to get out of your comfort zone and try some new places. Follow me.
The vintage paradise
Closed the Ramblas, Le Swing is a boutique for lovers of authentic vintage clothing that offers an impressive selection of 20th century fare, both second-hand and good quality. It’s a veritable treasure trove and a great place to pick up a design classic. I could lose myself in there for hours on end. I love the mix of people too – seasoned vintage hunters bustle side by side with curious tourist.
Swing vintage, Carrer del Rec, 16, 08002 Barcelona
Blow by the Swin Vintage, Carrer del Bonaire, 6, 08002 Barcelona
The perfect hat
Wide-brimmed hat, Fedora, Panama, will akubra, western… the hats of Casa de Varret are declined in all the forms with knack and dédin. Since 1812, this atelier offed the perfect cover-chief his style sometimes ultra minimalists, hippie, Bohemian or british. A poetry to be carried.
Sombrereria Mil, Casa de barret, Carrer de Fontanella, 20, 08002 Barcelona
The original espadrilles
During the beautiful days, there are the sandals team and the espadrilles team. The espadrille is in Spain what the croissant is in France. In the district of Gatico, the atelier Manual Alpargatera offers the best comfy, fun and casual espadrilles in real cotton fabric. On the beach, at the office...now is the time to make espadrilles your go-anywhere shoe !
La Manual Alpargatera Carrer d'Avinyó, 7, 08002 Barcelona
Top quality Spanish fabrics and fans
This is one of those shops full of things that you didn’t know you needed (or, at least, really desperately wanted) until you saw them. Think beautiful little gifts as laced fan, linen fabric and the odd actually useful object.
Almacenes del Pilar, C/Boquería, 43, 08002 Barcelone
A beautiful art library
The art library San Jordi conceals hidden treasures of photography, dispersed on beautiful racks of the 19th century. Among the chaotic piles of art books, I unearthed lucky finds some art books on architecture and illustration although the rays on literature, poetry and philosophy are well provided. Its field of speciality? Design. A pointed selection of works meticulously chosen by the owner of the place. A must.
La Libreria San Jordi , Carrer de Ferran, 41, 08002 Barcelone