9 Cool Shops, Local Boutiques & Concept Stores In Barcelona

The best kind of shopping in Barcelona does not require hours in the malls or department stores. 

Just a simple stroll along Passeig de Gràcia, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to soon realize that Catalonia is full of gorgeous concept stores and unique local boutiques. From Europe’s largest travel bookstore to family-owned luxury brand collectors, here are some of the top boutiques and cool shops in Barcelona.

 

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Santa Eulalia

Pg. de Gràcia, 93, L'Eixample, 08008 Barcelona, Spain

There’s certainly no shortage of opulent stores on Passeig de Gràcia, but Santa Eulalia truly stands out since it was founded in 1843 as an epicenter of premium brands within Catalonia’s elite community. The gorgeous family-owned store – designed by New York-based William Sofield – displays popular brands: Pucci, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham…and more. There’s also a section dedicated to pop-ups, and a bespoke workshop for customized suits. At the end of your shopping spree, head upstairs for some sweets and bubbly.

Santa Eulalia
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La Manual Alpargatera

Carrer d'Avinyó, 7, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

One can’t leave Spain without a pair of outstanding espadrilles, and in Barcelona, the place to purchase a pair is at La Manual Alpargatera. Originated from the Spanish Civil War, each pair is sturdily handmade. For less than 70 euros, shoppers can choose anything from slippers, slip-ons, wedged heels, to lace-ups. The tiny store itself is an authentic experience with floor-to-ceiling cabinets of handcrafted espadrilles.

MORYARTY.COM – Posters & Frames

C/ del Comerç, 23, bajos, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

If you’re on the lookout for vintage posters and unique pieces of art for wall decorations at home, then stop by Moryarty to indulge in its universe of illustrations and paintings. Here, you can find anything from the iconic Kanazawa Oki Nami Ura by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) a traditional Japanese Ukyio-e style illustration of extreme waves bearing down on the boats with a view of Mount Fuji, to the French-infused Cachou Lajaunie (1920) by Leonetto Cappiello. In addition to numerous prints by British designer William Morris; there’s also a large collection of vintage, film and Asian-inspired posters.

Mar de Cava

carr. de Muntaner, 267, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08021 Barcelona, Spain

Mar de Cava is a delightful concept store which features artists and designers from Barcelona. It showcases colorful furniture, household items, toys…etc. The two-story space is also used for workshops, exhibitions, showroom, various events and a restaurant.

Mar de cava
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La Comercial

C/ del Rec, 52, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

La Comercial is a series of six luxury boutiques, separated by: two for women, two for men, accessories, jewelries, and home. Situated in the vibrant El Born district, La Comercial is the stylish integration of art, design, and fashion. The mix of international brands include: Pinko, Iceberg, Essentiel Antwerp, Stora Skuggan…and many more. Recently, another store has been added inside the W Barcelona Hotel.

Fusta’m Shop Barcelona

C/ de Joaquín Costa, 62, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Initiated by carpenter Oriol Viñas and restorer Lídia Matos, Fusta’m is their eclectic store made up of items discovered from fairs through the U.S. and Europe. For vintage lovers; you can find anything from a traditional swallow made in Valencia by artisan ceramists typical of the Mediterranean coast of the 1960s, enameled and vitrified iron coffee maker from the 1950s and made in the Basque Country, to an original table lamp from the 1970s.

CHANDAL

Carrer d'en Tantarantana, 16, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Chandal is a quirky store known for fun assortments of polaroid cameras, records, indie magazines, and even toys. It carries brands mainly highlighting contemporary and retro designs: Hay, Baggu, Puzzle Him, Penco, Toyo Steel…etc. Chandal is the prime example of spotlighting independent brands while creating a lifestyle concept surrounding art with a hint of throwback.

Chandal Shops in Barcelona
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Tot-Hom

Multiple locations

For shoppers interested in investing in pieces made by local designers, you’ll want to take note of Barcelona-based Tot-Hom – a female-driven fashion brand started in 1969 by Marta Rota and now her daughters Andrea and Alejandra Osés Rota are also involved in three atelier-made collections: Line A, prêt à porter, and haute couture. The shop is charmingly elegant, just like its clothing made for modern women either busy at work or leisurely relaxing on vacation.

Tot-hom
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Llibreria Altaïr

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 616, L'Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Llibreria Altaïr is often considered as Europe’s largest travel bookstore where travelers can discover maps, travel guides in various languages, memoirs…and more. Inside the two-floor store, there’s a plethora of books related to globetrotting, biographies, architecture, plants, photography, and nature. Want to sit down and enjoy a good read? There’s also a café where you can rest your feet while living vicariously through nomadic adventures.

Altaïr
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Wendy Hung

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As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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