127 Best Places to Shop in Barcelona, Spain

Azul Tierra

Eixample Esquerra

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind statement piece for your home, look no further than Azul Tierra. This 1,400-square-foot showroom is filled with weird and wonderful interior design from all around the world, from sculptures, to ornaments, knick-knacks and furniture—all carefully selected by owner and designer Toni Espuch on his travels. 

Còrsega, 276–282, Barcelona, 08008, Spain


El Raval

This family-run jewelry shop has an on-site workshop where you can see the jewelry being made. There are several collections, including one inspired by travelers and another that celebrates cultures around the world. 

Bagués Masriera

Eixample Dreta

The Bagués dynasty has bejeweled barcelonins since 1839. While they stock much that glitters, the Lluís Masriera line of original Art Nouveau pieces is truly unique; intricate flying nymphs, lifelike golden insects, and other easily recognizable motifs from the period take on a new depth of beauty when executed in the translucent enameling process that Masriera himself developed. The location in Moderniste architect Puig i Cadafalch's Casa Amatller in the famous Mansana de la Discòrdia on Passeig de Gràcia is worth the visit alone, although sadly, the interior of the shop bears little of the building's exuberance.

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Barcelona's prime purveyor of Moroccan goods, ceramics chief among them, the wares here are generally of good price and great quality. Other African countries are represented, too, such as spectacular busts covered in tiny beads from Cameroon.

Base Elements Urban Art Gallery

Barri Gòtic

The building may be from the 19th-century but the fine art here is very now. The focus is on street art, graffiti, and urban contemporary pieces. Originally from Los Angeles, painter and urban architect, Robert Burt, opened the creative space in 2003 as a workshop and hangout for young artists. The medieval basement is sometimes used as an event space. Paintings can be shipped all over the world.

Bateau Lune


Crafts, disguises, puzzles, games, and a thousand things to make you want to be a kid again are on display in this creative child-oriented gift shop on one of Gràcia's most emblematic squares.



Any shoe store that satisfies the legendary three B requirements—bueno, bonito, and barato (good, beautiful, and cheap)—is not to be missed. Shoes in many styles from sandals to stilettos pack this popular Gràcia shoe emporium.

Gran de Gràcia 233, Barcelona, 08012, Spain
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Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 10–2 and 4:30–8:30



Barcelona Design, a spare, cutting-edge furniture and home-accessories store, has moved into a former industrial building near the sea. BD cofounder Oscar Tusquets Blanca, master designer and architect, gives contemporary-design star Jaime Hayon plenty of space here. The works of past giants, such as Gaudí's Casa Calvet chair, or Salvador Dalí's Gala loveseat, are also available—if your pockets are deep enough. It's not open on weekends.

Ramón Turró 126, Barcelona, 08005, Spain
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Rate Includes: Mon.–Thurs. 9–6, Fri. 9–2


Barri Gòtic

BIBA specializes in natural leather, cotton, organic fibers, and other sustainable materials, and their leather bags and accessories are are made using traditional artisan techniques such as vegetable tanning and hand braiding. There’s even a line of products dedicated to travelers, including suitcases, toiletry bags, and wallets. The flagship shop is in Barcelona but they’ve expanded to other major cities across Spain.

Bodega Alaparra


Choose from the vast selection of Catalan and Spanish wines at this high-ceilinged bodega, which also sells fancy cheeses, pâté, Iberian ham, and other gourmet fare to go. It’s also a wine and tapas bar, so you can sample a bit of everything before you buy.

Bulevard dels Antiquaris

Eixample Dreta

Look carefully for the stairway leading one flight up to this 73-store antiques arcade off Passeig de Gràcia. You never know what you might find: dolls, icons, Roman or Visigothic objects, paintings, furniture, cricket kits, fly rods, or toys from a century ago. Bargaining is common practice—but Catalan antiques dealers are tough nuts to crack.

Caixa de Fang

Barri Gòtic

Glazed tiles, glass objects, and colorful sets of cups and saucers are on sale at this little shop just off Plaça Sant Jaume. Translatable as "Box of Mud" in Catalan, Caixa de Fang shows handmade earthenware cooking vessels from all over Spain, as well as boxwood and olive-wood kitchen utensils.

Freneria 1, Barcelona, 08002, Spain
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Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 10–8, Sun. 11–2 and 3–8


Eixample Dreta

This internationally famous Spanish shoe emporium (which also now includes several boutique hotels) has offers a large line of funky boots, heels, and shoes of all kinds. Men's, women's, and children's shoes are displayed against an undulating chrome-and-wood backdrop designed by architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

Carolina Herrera

Eixample Dreta

Originally from Venezuela but professionally based in New York, Carolina Herrera and her international CH logo have become Barcelona mainstays. (Daughter Carolina Herrera Jr. is a Spanish resident and married to former bullfighter Miguel Báez.) Fragrances for men and women and clothes with a simple, elegant line—a white blouse is the CH icon—are the staples here. Herrera's light ruffled dresses and edgy urban footwear add feminine flourishes.

Casa del Llibre

Eixample Dreta

On Barcelona's most important shopping street, Casa del Llibre is a major book feast with a wide variety of English titles.


The rope-soled sandal, or alpargata, has come a long way. What started as humble farmers’ treads turned to military footwear and then accessory favored by Yves Saint Laurent. Founded in 1927, the Castañer clan has seen all the chapters. Mixing tradition, craftsmanship, and modernity, the brand has elevated the espadrille to fashion must-have. Wedge-heels, booties, and flats for both men and women are on sale in this citrus-toned boutique, designed by noted architect Benedetta Tagliabue.

Centre d'Artesania Catalunya

In 2010 the Catalan government created the registered trademark Empremtes de Catalunya to represent Catalan artisans and to make sure that visitors get the real deal when buying what they believe to be genuine products. The official shop now sells jewelry re-created from eras dating back to pre-Roman times, Gaudí-inspired sculptures, traditional Cava mugs, and some bravely avant-garde objects from young artisans—all officially sanctioned as fit to represent the city.

Cereria Subirà

Known as the city's oldest shop, having remained open since 1761 (though it was not always a candle store), this "waxery" (cereria) offers candles in all sizes and shapes, ranging from wild mushrooms to the Montserrat massif, home of the Benedictine abbey.


La Rambla

Catalans are pros when it comes to chocolate and Chök, the Chocolate Kitchen, is a local favorite thanks to their assortment of chocolates as well as their vegan cakes and pastries, all made daily, with natural ingredients. The shop on Carrer Carme is where it all began but the Barcelona-based brand has since added locations throughout the city and elsewhere in Spain.

Cintia Boutique

Sant Gervasi

International brands for women in an elegant uptown setting include exclusive pieces by designers Jill Sander, Emilio Pucci, Matthew Williamson, Elie Saab, and others.

Ganduxer 32, Barcelona, 08021, Spain
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Rate Includes: Closed Sat. afternooons and Sun.

Colmillo de Morsa


Local designers Elisabet Vallecillo and Javier Blanco founded this sustainable women’s fashion brand, whose casual minimalist pieces are crafted entirely in Barcelona using only natural organic fabrics such as cotton and silk.


Sant Gervasi

Coquette specializes in understated feminine beauty, with a small but careful selection of mainly French designers, like Souur, Des Petits Hauts, and Spain's own Hoss Intrópia. Whether it's a romantic or a seductive look you're after, Coquette makes sure you'll feel both comfortable and irresistible. 

Coses de Casa

Barri Gòtic

The 19th-century windows of this lovely corner shop overlooking Plaça del Pi burst with all sorts of home textiles—from humble, superb-quality tea towels to country-chic patchwork quilts. If they don’t stock the cushion cover you're after, it probably doesn’t exist, although the most unique take-home item is a gingham bread bag—a sausage-shaped carrier for your morning baguette.

Pl. Sant Josep Oriol 5, Barcelona, 08002, Spain
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Rate Includes: Mon.–Sat. 9:30–1:30 and 4:30–8

Custo Barcelona


Ever since Custo Dalmau and his brother David returned from a round-the-world motorcycle tour with visions of California surfing styles dancing in their heads, Custo Barcelona has been a runaway success with its clingy cotton tops in bright and cheery hues. Now with three branches in Barcelona (including an outlet shop at Plaça del Pi 2, in the Barri Gòtic) and many more across the globe, Custo is scoring even more acclaim by expanding into coats, dresses, and kids' wear.

Pl. de les Olles 7, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
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Rate Includes: Closed Sun.


Barri Gòtic

Whether you're planning a trek through the Pyrenees or a beach yoga session, this mega–sports emporium should be your first port of call. From waterproof clothing to footballs to bike repairs, it caters to every conceivable sport and active hobby. Affordable and always busy, Decathlon is the best place to pick up practical travel clothing, such as that forgotten fleece jacket for a sudden cold snap.



Desigual’s wildly appliqued and printed T-shirts and dresses, coats, and bags scream a psychedelic Mediterranean flavor that’s half 1960s Ibiza and half a Daliesque dreamscape. The company’s growth over the past decade has been phenomenal, with shops everywhere from Montreal to Melbourne. In a savvy move, or perhaps anticipating T-shirt overload, the company has now launched a range of hippie-chic jeans. Other branches of Desigual can be found throughout the city.

Argenteria 65, Barcelona, 08003, Spain
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Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

Discos Paradiso

El Raval

Sifting through the new and second-hand vinyl is part of the fun at Discos Paradiso. Since opening in 2010, the store has done well curating a large selection of electronic music: techno, house, IDM, experimental, and everything in between. There’s plenty of disco, soul, hip-hop, and rock recordings as well. If you’re lucky, your visit may coincide with one of their exhibitions or musical events.

El Corte Inglés

Iconic and ubiquitous, this Spanish department store stocks clothing, shoes, perfumes, electronics, and much more. There is a wonderful gourmet market and food hall on the lower level, plus an affordable top-floor cafeteria with amazing views of Plaça de Catalunya.

El Recibidor

Eixample Esquerra
Like a scene from Mad Men, El Recibidor oozes mid-century modern elegance. This large split-level showroom deals in furniture and objects, mainly of European provenance, from the art deco period onward. From small ceramic figurines to dining tables, table lamps, and vintage TVs, each item has been curated and restored with a deep understanding of the period’s aesthetic and value.

El Triangle

La Rambla

The Triangle d'Or or Golden Triangle at the top end of the Rambla on Plaça Catalunya is a stylish and popular complex and home for, among other stores, FNAC, where afternoon book presentations and CD launches bring together crowds of literati and music lovers.