Madrid Shopping

Madrid is a world design center. You'll have no trouble finding traditional crafts, such as ceramics, woven baskets, guitars, and leather goods, as well as a wealth of contemporary art and fashion pieces. Small, family-run shops and boutiques generally close during lunch hours, on Saturday afternoon, and on Sunday.

Madrid has three main shopping areas. The first stretches from Callao to Puerta

del Sol (Calle Preciados, Gran Vía on both sides of Callao, and the streets around the Puerta del Sol) and includes the major department stores (El Corte Inglés and the French music, book, and electronics chain FNAC) and popular brands such as H&M and Zara.

The second area, far more elegant and expensive, is in the eastern Salamanca district, bounded roughly by Serrano, Juan Bravo, Jorge Juan (and its mews), and Velázquez; the shops on Goya extend as far as Alcalá. The streets just off the Plaza de Colón, particularly Calle Serrano and Calle Ortega y Gasset, have the widest selection of designer goods—think Prada, Loewe, Armani, and Louis Vuitton—as well as other mainstream and popular local designers (Purificación García, Pedro del Hierro, Adolfo Domínguez, Roberto Verino). Calle Jorge Juan, Calle Lagasca, and Calle Claudio Coello hold the widest selection of smart boutiques from renowned Spanish designers such as Sybilla, DelPozo, and Dolores Promesas.

Finally, for hipper clothes, Chueca, Malasaña, and the streets around the Conde Duque cultural center are your best bets. Calle Fuencarral, between Gran Vía and Tribunal, has the most shops in this area with outposts from Diesel, Adidas, and Footlocker, but also local brands such as El Ganso, Adolfo Domínguez U (selling the Galician designer's younger collection), and Custo as well as some cosmetics stores (Madame B and M.A.C). Less mainstream and sometimes more exciting is the selection you can find on nearby Calles Hortaleza, Almirante, and Piamonte and around the Conde Duque cultural center.

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Adolfo Domínguez

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This popular Galician designer creates simple, sober, and elegant lines for both men and women. Of the numerous locations around the...

Capas Seseña

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Since the turn of the 20th century, this boutique has outfitted international celebrities in traditional wool and velvet capes, some...


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Jesús del Pozo, the prominent designer behind this renowned fashion house, died in 2011, and it's now Josep Font who extends its creative...

Eduardo Rivera

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A block off Plaza de Santa Ana, this is the flagship store of a young Spanish designer with clothes and accessories for both men and...


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Intropia's fashion lines are consistently subtle, gossamer, and flowy. (Note that this brand used to be called Hoss.) ...


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After more than 20 years in the fashion industry, Basque designer Fernando Lemoniez finally took the plunge and opened his own boutique,...


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This sumptuous store carries high-quality designer purses, accessories, and clothing made of butter-soft leather in gorgeous jewel tones.


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The Turkish brothers Isaac and Nahman Andic opened their first store in Barcelona in 1984. Today, Mango has stores all over the world,...


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You'll find a good selection of European designer brands (like Bergamot, Forte Forte, Pomandere, Babo) at Nac. The store on Calle Génova...

Pedro del Hierro

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This madrileño designer has a solid reputation for his sophisticated but uncomplicated clothes for both sexes. ...


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