Shop Till You Drop in Barcelona

Though not necessarily known as a hotspot for fashionistas, Barcelona rocks a pretty diverse range of retail outlets and high-end designer shops. From grand boulevards lined with glass-fronted boutiques, to artisan shops tucked away in the Gothic Quarter and large department stores surrounding major attractions, there’s plenty to choose from regardless of your style or shopping budget.

Outlet Discounts in La Roca Village

La Roca village shops
An entire village dedicated to shopping

Set around 40 minutes outside of Barcelona’s city centre, La Roca Village is the perfect place to head in hunt of a bargain or two. The outlet village boasts a collection of the world’s leading Spanish and international brands with up to 60% off all year. Expect bargain priced goods from the likes of Hugo Boss, Karen Millen, The North Face, Timberland, and Furla. You can make a day of it at La Roca Village, which also has several cafes, restaurants, and bars to relax and reflect on your purchases in. Whatever shopping style floats your boat, it’s safe to say Barcelona has you covered. From sleek designer shops that rub shoulders with Gaudi masterpieces, to tiny vintage stores tucked away down Medieval streets, it’s a shopping-lover’s dream place to explore. Find out more about La Roca Village here.

Affordable Fashion at Inditex Empire

Zara shop window at night
Being a Spanish brand, Zara is cheaper here than anywhere else in the world — so you can go to town! Daniel Lobo/

Situated in the city centre on the humble corner of Calle Juan Florez sits Zara, an offshoot of the huge Inditex brand that’s become a firm favourite in Barcelona. It was opened in 1975 by a local clothing manufacturer and acted as a spring board for the brand, which has gone on to become a booming empire with more than 6400 stores. Zara is the biggest chain (though this small shop is definitely not the largest), but the Inditex brand also covers Massimo Dutti, Pull & Bear, Bershka, and Stradivarius amongst others. Its seasonal, locally made attire is both fasionable and affordable.

High-End Designs on Passeig de Gracia

View of Paseo de Gracia from a rooftop
Passeig de Gracia is Barcelona’s high street, featuring some of the top brands in the world

One of Barcelona’s most famous streets isn’t just an homage to Gaudi and his whimsical houses. It’s also a massive shopping mecca home to some of the biggest brands in the world. Along the wide stretch of road, you can stumble into designer goodies like Burberry, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Luis Vuitton, pick up porcelain memorabilia from Lladro Porcelain, and dip into high street favourites like H&M and Zara.

Vintage Buys in El Raval

street art in the Raval
The Raval is hipster heaven: independent designer shops, street art, ethnic food, and cocktail bars

Tucked away in the heart of Barcelona, El Raval is a rustic neighbourhood that’s a hotbed of vintage backdrops. Every nook and cranny seems to be filled with a rabbit-warren style stores selling second hand goods and handmade knickknacks. Carrer de la Riera Baixa is the best street for vintage shopping in the entire city, and it’s here that you can find old-fashioned stores like Lullaby, which sells clothes brought back from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, La Clinique Fine Store, which specializes in vintage sunglasses and cameras, Paris Vintage, a collection of vintage products from designer brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Roberto Cavalli, and De Faralaee, which showcases a combination of vintage, urban, and handmade goods.