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Top 5 Shopping Districts in Madrid

Written by Emily Elwes

Madrid has become a shopping centre globally as it has become known for its fashion district, designers and high-end clientele. Madrid is also a popular shopping destination because it is multifaceted shopping districts provide a varied experience from ultra trendy vintage clothing shops to amazing high-end Serrano celebrity shopping. Whether you have €10 or €5000 to spend there is a boutique, shop, mall, superstore for market stall that can meet your shopping needs. Today, ShMadrid shares the top five shopping districts in Madrid; simply walk out the front door for a day of fashion hunting.

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Salamanca: Calle Jorge Juan


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One 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. Do not forget to explore all the alleys and side streets in this area for other specialty boutiques.

Salamanca: Calle Serrano

If 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.

Malasana and Triball

Malasana district 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, Sonia Rykiel in both new and vintage styles.

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Considered 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.

Puerta del Sol

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As 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 Ingles the largest chain in Spain has an overwhelming presence but other names such as Zara, H&M, Mango and Camper are also available.

The top 5 of shopping in Madrid listed above provides enough shopping areas to satisfy your craving for weeks on end; everything from high-fashion to vintage clothing with prices high and low. For weekly rental in Madrid may not be enough time to discover all the gems in these areas.

What is your favourite district to go shopping?

About the author

Emily Elwes

Emily is a freelance content editor & manager living & working in Barcelona. She's passionate about food, drink, language and collaborative consumption.

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