Must-see shopping in Spain

  • ReCamper

    Mallorca

    Snag a bargain at Camper's factory outlet, which does a brisk trade in seconds and end-of-lines.

  • Gorostiga

    Bilbao

    Gorostiga has been crafting traditional txapelas (Basque berets) and hats since 1857. Its nine different berets cover all parts of the Basque Country,…

  • Peletería Ramón Ezkerra

    Bilbao

    At Bilbao-born Ramón Ezkerra's atelier, limited-edition pieces handcrafted from sustainably sourced Basque and Spanish leather are primarily made on site…

  • DendAZ

    Bilbao

    Emerging and established Basque artists and designers showcase their works at this retail space within the Azkuna Zentroa cultural centre. Browse for…

  • Eturel

    La Latina & Lavapiés

    Fabrics, patterns and designs from rural Castilla–La Mancha, updated with the merest style twists, lie behind this lovely store which sells cushions,…

  • Exterior of shop with window display, La Despensa del Palacio confiteria.

    La Despensa de Palacio

    El Centro & El Arenal

    Chocolate-covered orange and lemon pieces, chocolate-almond crunch with matcha tea, and tempting 'paradise apples' (covered in hazelnut, chocolate and…

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    Ueno

    El Centro & El Arenal

    This delicatessen has excellent extra virgin olive oil, wine, and gourmet treats from small producers around Andalucía, especially the Seville area…

  • The entry to Mercado de los Mostenses

    Mercado de los Mostenses

    Malasaña & Conde Duque

    Bustling Mercado de los Mostenses is Madrid’s most international market. Inside, the typical Spanish butchers and fishmongers are side-by-side with stands…

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    La Madrileña

    Madrid

    La Madrileña has been serving its customers ham, cured meats and sausages since 1909. Its white sausages are perfect for the griddle, or you can try the…

  • Do Design's main entrance.

    Do Design

    Chueca

    Picture-perfect concept store Do Design is an ode to living artfully. Part fashion supplier, part interior-design dream, it stocks artisanal goods ranging…

  • Facade of shop Ceramica Santa Ana.

    Cerámica Triana

    Triana

    Seville specialises in distinctive azulejos (ceramic tiles) and they are best bought in Triana, the historic hub of the city's ceramic industry. Cerámica…

  • Janmei window display with chair.

    Janmei

    La Macarena & Alameda de Hércules

    In this cute handicrafts shop opposite San Luis de los Franceses, quirky, one-off works – delicate birds and dogs, polar-bear vases – by local artists mix…

  • Caotica interior

    Caotica

    El Centro & El Arenal

    Upstairs in this multilevel bookshop endless shelves feature literary and popular novels, comics, travel, art and architecture titles. The children's…

  • Leather-bound notebooks at Taller Puntera

    Taller Puntera

    Madrid

    If you’re looking for high-quality gifts to take back home, Taller Puntera has leather goods of all kinds. From notebooks to briefcases, backpacks and…

  • Macchinine, bursting with colourful toy cars of all stripes.

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    Chueca

    Packed with nearly 5000 miniature cars, this is a hotspot for toy-car enthusiasts. The likeable owners are just as passionate about connecting hobbyists…

  • Valencian beers for sale in La Boutique de la Cerveza.

    La Boutique de la Cerveza

    Valencia

    A welcome surprise in lager-dominant Spain, this beer-lover’s boutique sells hundreds of bottles from more than 30 countries, including a good range from…

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    Chök

    El Raval

    Set inside an old chocolate-maker's store, with original wooden shelving and stained glass, Chök specialises in all things sweet, but especially doughnuts…

  • The entrance to the chocolate emporium Cacao Sampaka.

    Cacao Sampaka

    Chueca

    If you thought chocolate was about fruit ’n’ nut, think again. This gourmet chocolate shop is a chocoholic’s dream, with more combinations to go with…

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    Petritxol Xocoa

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Tucked away along 'chocolate street' Carrer del Petritxol, this den of dental devilry tempts with ranks and ranks of original artisans bars in stunning…

  • Street view of Paranoid

    Paranoid

    Valencia

    Design your own T-shirt in this excellent shop, which also has pre-printed ones to choose from. Its offbeat sideline is retro musical instruments, and…

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    Más Que Cervezas

    Madrid

    This small, modern shop is packed floor to ceiling with bottled beers from over 30 countries. The selection is always changing, with around 500 brands at…

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    Padilla Crespo

    El Centro & El Arenal

    If you're in the market for a wide-brimmed hat and beautiful leather bag – all the rage during the Feria de Abril – this long-standing Arenal shop is the…

  • Fountain inside Plaza Redonda with market stalls.

    Plaza Redonda

    Valencia

    This circular 19th-century space in the heart of town – once the abattoir of Valencia’s Mercado Central – is ringed by stalls. Though it feels a little…

  • Entrance of Turrones Ramos pasticceria.

    Turrones Ramos

    Valencia

    One of the Valencian region's most famous products is turrón, a sweet almond-based nougat that comes in soft or hard versions and is a traditional staple…

  • Entrance to Mercat de Russafa.

    Mercado de Russafa

    Valencia

    Forget Valencia's glorious Modernista markets for now. This concrete brutalist monster plunked down in the middle of Russafa, but cheered up by brightly…

  • Prints at Marsalada.

    Marsalada

    La Ribera

    For souvenirs with a difference, Marsalada has hand-printed tote bags in unbleached cotton, engravings and T-shirts. Each of these is emblazoned with a…

  • Shoe displays in Camper's main window.

    Camper

    Malasaña & Conde Duque

    Spanish fashion is not all haute couture, and this world-famous cool and quirky shoe brand from Mallorca offers bowling-shoe chic with colourful, fun…

  • Street view of Librería Bartleby

    Librería Bartleby

    Valencia

    Bright and cheerful, Bartleby specialises in comics, but also has an interesting selection of other books. It also sells wine, and you can sip a glass of…

  • La Roca Village

    Barcelona

    For the ultimate discount-designer overdose, head 35km northeast of central Barcelona for some outlet shopping at La Roca Village, a village that has been…

  • Amapola Vegan Shop

    Barcelona

    A shop with a heart of gold, Amapola proves that you need not toss your ethics aside in the quest for stylish clothing and accessories. You'll find sleek…

  • Snapo

    Malasaña & Conde Duque

    Snapo is rebellious Malasaña to its core, thumbing its nose at the niceties of fashion respectability – hardly surprising given that one of its lines of…

  • Mercat dels Encants

    Barcelona

    In a gleaming open-sided complex near Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, the ‘Market of Charms’ is Barcelona's biggest flea market, and one of Europe's…

  • La Galería Elefante

    North & Interior Ibiza

    Duck through low-slung arches to reach artfully arranged displays at this whitewashed finca, now transformed into a maze-like, boho-chic boutique, 2km…

  • Erviti

    San Sebastián

    Erviti has published Basque musical scores since it was established in 1875. Now run by the fifth generation, it stocks traditional Basque musical…

  • Herboristeria del Rei

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    Once patronised by Queen Isabel II, this timeless corner store flogs all sorts of weird and wonderful herbs, spices and medicinal plants. It’s been doing…

  • José Ramírez

    Madrid

    José Ramírez is one of Spain’s best guitar-makers and his guitars have been strummed by a host of flamenco greats and international musicians (including…

  • Hippy Market Punta Arabí

    Ibiza

    Ibiza's original hippy market gets cracking on Wednesdays (in season), with live music and drumming, artisan stalls flogging gorgeous Ibiza-made crafts,…

  • Ses Escoles

    North & Interior Ibiza

    It's all about gourmet olive oil at this gorgeous deli-temple, 6km south of Sant Llorenç – the house brand is organic, extra virgin and made in Ibiza. Ses…

  • Casa de la Aduana

    Puerto de la Cruz

    You'll find the most comprehensive selection of quality crafts in town here. It's not cheap but there's no souvenir tat; expect to discover classy locally…

  • Joan La Llar del Pernil

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    This family-owned stall hidden away in the chaotic Mercat de la Boqueria sells some of the best pernil (cured Spanish-style ham; jamón in Castilian) and…

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