Salamanca: Calle SerranoIf you want to truly break the bank, bring along your black or platinum credit card to this area as the top designers from around the world are available in this exclusive area. From clothing to shoes to designer bags, this area is one of the most famous shopping districts in Europe. There also some of the most successful Spanish designers available in this area including Manolo Blahnik, Adolfo Dominguez, and Agatha Ruiz de La Prada. In the area of Jose Ortega Y Gasset you can find international brands such as Burberry, Chanel, Dior and Hermes.
La Latina and LavapiésLa Latina is one of the most important neighborhoods in Madrid. It is a well-known district due to its cultural diversity in gastronomy, bars, and shops, as well as it is also the host neighborhood of El Rastro Market, a sunday street market that hosts all kinds of shopping finds: From bohemian clothing and accessories, to vintage street stores with European antiques from the 60s.
Puerta del SolAs one of the most central areas in Madrid is absolutely crowded, it is important to watch your bags and money. However, this area also provides one of the best areas to shop in large chain store type venues. El Corte Inglés, the largest department store in Spain, has an overwhelming presence, but other names such as Zara, H&M, Mango, and Camper are also available.
ChuecaConsidered everyone’s paradise for current and reachable fashions by the masses this area includes not only trendy and hippie but fashion-forward and available designs. Mercado de Fuencarral should be the first stop for any serious shopper as it is the birthplace of this market area but there are many boutique shops in the area that provide more current examples of fashion design in Spain.
Malasaña and TriballMalasaña has always been known for its hippie roots it recently has started to expand into trendy boutiques by lesser-known but quality designers. For amazing Italian designer shoes a visit to Delishoes is a must. If pop culture is more your thing, then Popland can satisfy your urge for T-shirts, toys and posters of pop-culture. Triball is on the rise as a fashion paradise including the likes of Christian Dior and Sonia Rykiel in both new and vintage styles.
Salamanca: Calle Jorge JuanOne of the most exclusive areas in all of Spain includes this shopping area known for its exclusive designer boutiques and celebrity shoppers. The blocks especially close to Retiro Park include exclusive boutiques, galleries and high-class restaurants. You can find some of the top current Spanish designers including Hannibal Laguna, Sita Murt, and Robert Clergerie.