April 3, 2007

Best Shopping in Barcelona

By Verdict Staff

Queviures Murria

It will come as no surprise that Barcelona offers a wealth of shops; after all, the city is one of the cultural centers of Europe.

From designer stores to unique boutiques, the city has something for everyone, and the pedestrianized nature of much of the city makes shopping in Barcelona a pleasurable experience.

BEST SHOPPING AREAS/DISTRICTS

PASSEIG DE GRÀCIA

Considered to be the most expensive street in the whole of Spain, Passeig de Gràcia is notable in part for its fine architecture, in particular la Casa Batlló, La Casa Milà and Illa de la Discòrdia.

What really sets the Passeig de Gràcia apart from other areas of the city, however, is the shopping. With brands such as Adolfo Dominguez, Loewe, Chanel, Yves-Saint-Laurent, Hermès, Laurel and Purificación García, in the finest shops in the city, Passeig de Gràcia is the place to go for Elite Travelers looking to find the very best in fashionable clothing.

BEST SHOPS IN BARCELONA

Bagues Masriera

SANTA EULALIA

Since its establishment in 1843, Santa Eulalia has remained one of Barcelona’s premium fashion centers.

The clothes remain fresh and on trend, with brands such as Tod’s, Prada, Sergio Rossi, Dior, Balenciaga, Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney and Ann Demeulemeester. The shop offers a bespoke tailoring service and is a favorite of the Barcelona social elite.

+34 93 215 0674

Paseo de Gracia 91, 08008

www.santaeulalia.com

BAGUÉS-MASRIERA

With a history stretching back to 1839, this famous shop is one of the finest jewelry stores in all of Spain. Established by the Masriera family, who went on to create jewelry pieces for several royal families, the firm merged with Bagues in 1985 to bring together two of the oldest jewelers in Barcelona. The flagship store in the Passeig de Gràcia features many items of exquisite beauty and is a must visit for those wishing to purchase delicate and unique designs.

+34 93 216 0174

Passeig de Gràcia, 08007

www.masriera.es

LA COMERCIAL

La Comercial has expanded from its origins as a ladies fashion store to several shops spread out over the El Born district. The shops are a great place to find excellent brands and feature a range that includes clothing, fragrances and jewelry. Some of the famous brands on offer include Givenchy, Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen.

+34 93 315 0586

Rec 72, 08003

www.lacomercial.info

GONZALO COMELLA

Gonzalo Comella has been a point of call for Catalonians for nine generations, providing the city with top designers and brands in an accessible and warm environment. Constantly ahead of current trends, this family-run boutique is where the fashion conscious in Barcelona head for inspiration. One of the three Gonzalo Comella shops, the flagship store on Passeig de Gràcia includes brands such as Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.

+34 93 416 1516

Passeig de Gracia 1, 08007

www.gonzalocomella.com

QUEVIURES MÚRRIA

For the Elite Traveler who desires something other than clothes, but still wants top quality, head to Queviures Múrria. A delicatessen of the highest quality, the shop sells a selection of cheeses, wines and chocolates amongst other items, and has won numerous national and international awards. The shop’s glamorous, old fashioned façade is instantly engaging, and the warm décor inside is complemented by the artwork on display. A great place to head to for cheese-lovers, Queviures Múrria is a feast for the senses.

+34 93 215 5789

Roger de Llúria, 85, 08009

www.murria.cat

ZASTWO

Handily located on Las Ramblas, Zastwo has become a haven for Barcelona’s young, fashionhungry elite. Not only focused on clothes, Zastwo stores feature innovative interior design and modern music to enhance customers’ shopping experiences. The store has all the top brands you would expect, such as Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli and Valentino, but the emphasis is very much on providing ontrend clothes for the younger generation of Barcelona’s social circle.

+34 93 301 6366

Calle Mallorca 275, 08002

www.zastwo.com

JOFRÉ

Since 1929, Jofré has been relied upon by Barcelonans to provide high-quality, up-tothe- minute clothing. One of the city’s premium luxury boutiques, Jofré features brands such as Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Chole, Bottega Veneta, Dior and many more, in order to meet shoppers’ demands for high-end style. Another family-run company, Jofré has expanded to include shops around the world, but the flagship store can be found on the Passeig de Gràcia.

+34 93 185 0000

Passeig de Gracia 104, 08008

www.jofre.es

PERSONAL SHOPPING IN BARCELONA

Lifestyle personal shoppers

With the sheer size of Barcelona, and its wide variety of shops, trying to find that perfect outfit in the Catalan capital can be a little hard.

Thankfully, a number of personal shopping services exist to ensure that even if you are feeling like Cinderella, you can go to the ball.

BARCELONA GUIDE BUREAU (BGB)

The BGB offer a number of personal shopping options. The company’s highly-trained personal shoppers can provide valuable knowledge of what shops will suit your needs, are able to help with potential language barriers and will be your host for the day. Shopping tours are either four or eight hours, and you can choose to either stroll around the city at your leisure, or be chauffeur driven to your destinations. The BGB shopping tour will offer visitors the most exclusive areas of the city, and help you find the perfect mementos of your trip.

BGB Barcelona Guide Bureau

+34 93 268 2422

Via Laietana, 54, 3-4, 08003

www.bgb.es

LIFESTYLE

Lifestyle Barcelona has created a stunning shopping tour for Elite Travelers.

With a limousine on a standby, you will travel down the Passeig de Gràcia, the city’s fashion center. One of their many experienced shopping consultants will take you to the finest shops in Barcelona, and advise you on the latest fashion trends, and will tailor the whole experience to suit your unique, personal style.

+34 93 270 2048

Calle Mallorca 260 – 262, 5º 3ª, 08006

www.lifestylebarcelona.com

FASHION AND ACCESSORIES

BGB Shopping Tour

ARMANI COLLEZIONI Phone: +34 93 487 9544 Address: Paseo de Gracia 68-72, 8008, Website: www.armanicollezioni.com
BALENCIAGA SANTA EULALIA Website: www.balenciaga.com
BURBERRY Phone: +34 93 215 8104 Address: Passeig de Gracia 56, 08007 Website: www.burberry.com
CÉLINE SANTA EULALIA Website: www.celine.com
CHANEL Phone: +34 93 488 2923 Address: Paseo de Gracia 70, 08008 Website: www.chanel.com
CHLOÉ JOFRE Website: www.chloe.com
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG GONZALO COMELLA Website: www.dvf.com
DOLCE & GABBANA Phone: +34 93 410 1161 Address: Avenida Diagonal, 617-619. Website: www.dolcegabbana.com
DONNA KARAN A. ROSA HOJAS Phone: +34 93 241 9480 Address: 8, Tenor Vinas Website: www.donnakaran.com
DRIES VAN NOTEN JEAN PIERRE BUA Phone: +34 93 439 7100 Address: Diagonal 469, 08036 Website: www.driesvannoten.be
FENDI M69 BARCELONA Phone: +34 93 453 6269 Address: Muntaner 69, 08011 Website: www.fendi.com
GIORGIO ARMANI Phone: +34 93 200 9901 Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 624, 08021 Website: www.giorgioarmani.com
GIVENCHY GONZALO COMELLA Website: www.givenchy.fr
GUCCI Phone: +34 93 416 0620 Address: Paseo de Gracia 76, 08008 Website: www.gucci.com
HERMÈS Phone: +34 93 488 0540 Address: Avenida Pau Casals 13, 08021 Website: www.hermes.com
HUGO BOSS Phone: +34 93 202 3222 Address: Avenida Diagonal 576, 08021 Website: www.hugoboss.com
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER JEAN PIERRE BUA Phone: +34 93 439 7100 Address: Diagonal 469, 08036 Website: www.jeanpaul-gaultier.com
JIMMY CHOO Phone: +34 93 272 6959 Address: Paseo de Gracia, 97, 08007 Website: www.jimmychoo.com
JOHN VARVATOS SAINT EULALIA Website: www.johnvarvatos.com
LANVIN SAINT EULALIA Website: www.lanvin.com
LOUIS VUITTON Phone: +34 93 467 0960 Address: Paseo de Gracia 82, 08008 Website: www.louisvuitton.com
MARC JACOBS SAINT EULALIA Website: www.marcjacobs.com
MARNI Phone: +34 93 209 6516 Address: Josep Bertrand, 3, 08021 Website: www.marni-international.com
MICHAEL KORS GONZALO COMELLA Website: www.michaelkors.com
MISSONI GONZALO COMELLA Website: www.missoni.com
MIUMIU SAINT EULALIA Website: www.miumiu.com
MOSCHINO ZASTWO Website: www.moschino.it
OSCAR DE LA RENTA FARAH NOVIAS Phone: + 34 93 414 3599 Address: Muntaner, 261 Website: www.oscardelarenta.com
PAUL SMITH M69 BARCELONA Website: www.paulsmith.co.uk
PRADA SAINT EULALIA Website: www.prada.com
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Phone: +34 93 342 4943 Address: Paseo de Gracia 98, 08008 Website: www.ferragamo.com
TOD’S SAINT EULALIA Website: www.todsgroup.com
VALENTINO Phone: +34 93 368 3219 Address: Paseo de Gracia 108, 08008 Website: www.valentino.com
VERSACE ZASTWO Website: www.versace.com
YVES SAINT LAURENT Phone: +34 93 200 3955 Address: Paseo de Gracia 102, 08008 Website: www.ysl.com

WATCHES AND JEWELRY

Inside Queviures Murria

CARTIER Phone: +34 93 488 2037 Address: Paseo de Gracia 35 Website: www.cartier.com
CHANEL Phone: +34 93 488 2923 Address: Paseo de Gracia 70, 08008 Website: www.chanel.com
CHOPARD Phone: +34 93 467 5436 Address: Paseo de Gracia 78 Website: www.chopard.com
DIOR HORLOGERIE Phone: +34 93 414 7262 Address: Avenida Pau Casals 24, 08021 Website: www.diorhorlogerie.com
FRED RABAT Phone: +34 93 384 4111 Address: Passeig de Gracia, 99 08008 Website: www.fred.com
TIFFANY MANDARIN ORIENTAL Phone: +34 93 487 4669 Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40 08007 Website: www.tiffany.com