Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Best of Madrid shopping destinations!

I was in Madrid last weekend and dedicated my entire Saturday to nada but shopping! A friend of mine suggested Salamanca for designer boutiques...but myself and six other girls decided to hang around Gran via and discovered a number of cool little boutiques around this main shopping area. Coorleone's Company boutique would have to be my favorite! Each one of us picked out an interesting piece of costume jewelry. I opted for a vintage looking elephant pendant. Prices ranged from €19 to €30 euro!

Below I selected some of the most interesting Spanish fashion brands. I highly recommend checking them out next time you are in Madrid. Of course, Zara became a pivotal point of our excursion, and yes, the prices were lower than in London and Dublin, but selection was much the same. All in all, I have to say, Madridians have some killer style! From grungy looking teens, preppy young adults, to uber elegant older ladies, I was walking around full of admiration for their style! Simple and not overdone elegance is what appealed to me the most.

Hortaleza 37 Madrid, 28004



LOEWE


I've been in love with Loewe bags for some time now. Of course, Loewe was the first shop I entered and was blown away by their latest handbag collection. Both Amazona 28 (€890) and May 36 (€1400) are on my wish list big time!


HOSS INTOPIA




I didn't realize Hoss Intopia was a Spanish brand, as I've seen this store all over London. I fell in love with their luxurious clutches (starting at €200) and spring collection with a big tribal leitmotiv.


UTERQUE



Uterque was, no doubt, my hottest find! I've seen this store in Dubai once before, where I bought to-die-for cocktail ring. I snagged one this time as well. I loved every item in the store: shoes, clutch bags, carry-all totes, cardigans! The prices ranged from €24 euro for gorgeous cocktail rings to €80 for chunky knit sweaters.


STRADIVARIUS



Stradivarius is a Spanish version of Abercrombie & Fitch. You know it the moment you enter, as you can smell their perfume sprayed all over the shop. I picked a funky t-shirts for €5.99. You just can't beat the price!

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