A day of shopping in Madrid

By | 2 June, 2015 | 0 comments

Compras MadridBecause not everything in Madrid is going to museums, we propose a basic guide so you can enjoy a good shopping session in Madrid. Gran Vía, of course, offers shops from all the brands, franchises and high-street brands that you can think of, such as H&M, Zara, Springfield, Jules, Lefties, Mango or Pull & Bear. We recommend a visit to the H&M next to Plaza de Callao (Gran Vía, 37) just because of the majestic building that it is located in, in the old Cine Avenida. The men’s clothes section is on what used to be a dance floor, which is still preserved to this day.

However, if you are looking for more personalised shopping, you can go to the nearby district of Malasaña and find some modern second-hand shops with plenty of character. The area, known as TriBall, promises an interesting shopping experience in what attempts to be the Madrid version of SoHo. Shops like Nest Boutique, UKM Outlet or Consuela, a shop that all urban sneaker lovers must go to, confer a somewhat different shopping experience.

And talking about shoes, Calle Augusto Figueroa, in Chueca, is the street dedicated to shoes par excellence, a place that few women do not consider themselves devoted to. Unisa, Farrutx, Rue St. Honoré, Caligae and a Superga shop that opened last winter are just some of the brands that are represented here. On the adjacent streets, such as San Bartolomé, you can find shops with everything-must-go sales and fantastic offers.

You will also be grateful for the cool shopping centres in the heat of summer. One of them you can visit is the brand-new La Platea, on Calle Goya, 7, where you can find many restaurants on its lower ground floor and many gourmet shops inside. When temperatures go down, have a walk around Calle Serrano and check out its luxurious shops and terraces that are devoted to serving the most sophisticated gin and tonics. Undoubtedly, a highly pleasant experience.

Photo: Jorge Díaz via Wikimedia Commons. License CC 2.0

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