Mainstream Spanish fashion is very much centred around chain stores. Now, especially, with the economic crisis, cheap and chic is a fashion statement and stores like H&M are thriving in Barcelona.
The big chain stores (Zara, H&M, Mango, etc) can be found around Plaça Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona and in the shopping centres listed in the section on Shopping Centres and Department Stores.
A popular Spanish clothes chain with shops all over the world. There are several Zara shops in Portal d’Angél, each having more or less their own collection.
Another popular clothes chain, but this time Swedish. Like Zara, H&M has more than one shop in this street. There is, however, one special H&M which you will recognize from the trendy entrance! Worth paying a visit.
An umbrella company that owns the brands Zara, Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti, and Bershka. Very nice concept with big stores and very cheap, fashionable clothes.
Clothes shops with decent clothes of very good quality. Prices average around €100.
Jack and Jones
A nice, trendy and inexpensive clothes shop for young men.
Pull and Bear
Clothes for young urbanites, a bit edgier than its sister shops of Zara and Bershka.
A clothes shop with a very nice concept: “Nobody is equal”, they sell very colourful and trendy clothes.
No clothes but a wide range of handbags and wallets for more than reasonable prices.
Bimba y Lola
A beautiful chain (with stores throughout Europe) that carries great women’s clothing and accessories. Some items can be pricier than Zara, but the products are of good quality and will last you a couple of seasons. (They are launching an on-line shopping service this fall – http://bimbaylola.es/)
A new chain of stores specializing in accessories from the same group as Zara. The prices tend to be a bit more on the higher-end (in comparison to Zara) but the selection and quality for a pair of shoes or a great handbag is excellent.
Not a chain store, but an outlet just outside of Barcelona that is worth mentioning as one of the best places to buy clothes that will help you blend in with the locals.
More than a hundred stores with prices beginning from a couple of Euro.
TAILORS AND DRESSMAKERS
Tailors and dressmakers in Barcelona are considered pretty talented and most will have a broad range of skills in addition to their specialty. The best will be found through good word of mouth, but to get you started here are three of the most well-established (although they are solely Spanish-speaking):
Aramis (Tailoring and alterations)
C/ Ferran Agullo, 10 , Barcelona
93 209 54 09
Camiseria Xanco (Shirt makers)
La Rambla, 78-80 , Barcelona
93 318 09 89
Maria del Carmen Gorreto Sanchez (Seamstress)
Pg. Mare de Deu del Coll, 102 , Barcelona
93 210 04 13