The Parte Vieja is awash with small independent boutiques, while the Área Romántica has all your brand-name and chain-store favourites. Gros has a handful of boutiques and eye-catching shops that capture the city's most creative side.

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  • Perfumería Benegas Sample a wide range of unique perfumes inside this lovely new town shop.
  • Hitz An inviting fashion boutique in Gros – great when you need a new look in a hurry.
  • Mimo San Sebastián Gourmet Shop One of the best places in town to pick up high-quality food and wine.
  • Pukas Browse the latest beach wear at this San Sebastián surf specialist.
  • Casa Ponsol Go native by buying a beret, or just pick up a stylish hat for those sunny days wandering around town.

Food & Drink

Mercado de la Bretxa San Sebastián’s sprawling central market is packed with culinary treasures.

Aitor Lasa Small but well-stocked food shop with all the essentials for a memorable picnic.

Chocolates de Mendaro A chocolatier that’s been ruining diets since the mid-19th century.

Basque Brands

Kukuxumusu Pick up a whimsical t-shirt – sure to be a conversation piece – from this Basque label.

Alboka Artesanía One-of-a-kind Basque handicrafts from a little shop on Plaza de la Constitución.

Loreak Mendian A great opportunity to shop local, this Basque label has an excellent variety of men’s and women’s apparel.