Everyone loves to return from a holiday with some fabulous souvenirs in their suitcase, and if you’re taking a trip to Spain or one of the Spanish islands, you may well find yourself close to one of these elegant avenues that are renowned for their luxurious shopping. Whether chic boutiques or designer labels are what you desire, you’re sure to find something to tempt you – so don’t forget your credit card!
Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona
Beautiful Barcelona has plenty of streets dedicated to the fine art of shopping, but for the finest high-end stores, stroll across the city to Passeig de Gracia. As well as being the home of Casa Batlló, one of Antoni Gaudi’s famous buildings in the city, Passeig de Gracia also boasts Burberry, Prada, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana stores, as well as affordable high-street shops for those that want the Barcelona shopping experience on a budget.
Vara de Rey, Ibiza
This attractive street in the heart of Ibiza Town is where the rich and famous go to put together their clubbing wardrobes, with trendy local boutiques and a fine selection of international names peeking out from between the trees. Vara de Rey is also within easy reach of some of Ibiza’s finest hotels, like the Sirenis View Country Club, so you’re covered if you’ve forgotten anything – or just fancy a new outfit for the night.
Calle Serrano, Madrid
Part of the famous ‘Golden Mile’ of sumptuous shopping in Madrid, Calle Serrano is where designers like Carolina Herrera, Manolo Blahnik and Yves Saint Laurent have chosen to open their stores in the city, and you’ll be dazzled by the sharp-dressed locals that pound the pavement here – or indeed, zip up and down the road on their mopeds.
Marqués de Larios, Malaga
The polished, marble streets of Marqués de Larios in Malaga simply radiate opulence, so it’s no surprise that here is where you’ll find all of the city’s smartest shops. Leather shoes, extravagant furs and a few well-known name boutiques are what you’ll find here, as well as plenty of cool cafés for when you need a moment’s pause.
Passeig des Born, Palma de Mallorca
This pretty, tree-lined avenue in Palma de Mallorca, the island’s capital, is a hub of activity as it frequently plays host to fiestas throughout the year. When the street isn’t filled with jubilant locals, it’s a destination for designer label lovers, with Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton among the famous names with locations here.