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Does Barcelona have a store similar to Monoprix or Target?

Does Barcelona have a store similar to Monoprix or Target?

Old Feb 7th, 2007, 07:41 AM
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Does Barcelona have a store similar to Monoprix or Target?

Does central Barcelona have a store or chain of stores similar to Monoprix or Target? I've realized that with as many trips as we've been making to western Europe, "us girls" might as well just buy ourselves a European blow dryer and hair straightener/flat iron. I'd like to find a suitable store fairly early in our trip, lest we scare folks with our poufy hair.
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 07:50 AM
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I bought mine at El corte inglés and it works great and was 17€. It came complete with diffusor and straightener.
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 07:55 AM
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Thanks! Is that store a chain, or does it have a single location?
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 08:21 AM
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El Corte Inglés is a department store (chain). The main one in Barcelona is at the Plaça de Cataluyna, a big 8 - 9 floor building. You can't miss it.
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 08:23 AM
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El Corte Ingles are the biggest department stores in Spain, they have various locations in BCN but are not like the Monoprix, a lot more classy.
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 08:29 AM
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Is El Corte Ingles open on Sundays? I went on their web site, and it gave hours for "working days" and "holidays".
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 08:39 AM
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No, it's not usually open on Sundays. Only certain dates during the year, in December , for example. Almost any shop in Spain opens on Sunday
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Old Feb 7th, 2007, 09:02 AM
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No Sunday hours, but every other day it is doing lots of business. The one for hair dryers is the one in Plaza Catalunya. Just ask and they will direct you.
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