What to buy in Spain, Barcelona

If you’re planning to visit Barcelona there are so many things you can do to enjoy. We’ve talked before about iconic places to visit, amazing spots to eat and now we want to help you find out the best locations to shop in this full of surprises city.

You will find from luxury shops, new brands and designers, local talent, classic articles, reasons why this is one of the most important cities for the market in Spain. Also, it is a European city at bargain prices, what makes this a perfect opportunity for shopping.

In many stores you may find discounts of up to 30% – 70% of the prices that you’ll find in other nearby cities.

Whether you’re looking for women or man fashion, Barcelona is full of big brands stores and the best way to get to all of them without wasting any time is to rent a scooter from our fleet! It’s the best way to go from one to another in time record.
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We can assure that you’re visiting a great place for shopping, so, pay attention and discover what to buy in Barcelona…

You must know

Opening times: most of the shops and shopping centers are open from 10 am to 8.30 pm and some of them until 9.30 pm; and for traditional shops is from 10 am to 2 pm (lunch time) and then from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

There are always exceptions, so don’t expect to shop on Christmas Day or New Year’s if that is part of your plan. Also, almost all Barcelona shops are closed on September 11, for the National Day of Catalonia.

Besides, most shops in the city are closed on Sunday, so be aware. Your only choices may be La Roca Village and Maremagnum Shopping Centre.

Shop, fashion and style

If you’re thinking about what to bring home from Barcelona, here you will find everything, since shoes, clothes, jewelry, dresses, accessories, local creations, vintage articles, to sport issues, wellness products, etc.

It is also known that is easier to find more variety for woman than for men, and Barcelona is not the exception. But men can find a wide variety of sport shops, furniture shops, new designers, concept stores and craftsmen articles.

The fast way

Department stores are the perfect solution to go shopping, there you will find all the main brands in one place. The best known of them in Barcelona is El Corte Inglés, where you can also eat and drink something during your stay. Another option is Boquería Market, they are often crowded but are worth to visit.

Enjoy local talent

For women, there are many options of local talent to buy, you will see brands like Zara, Mango, Massimo Dutti, Desigual, Custo, Adolfo Domínguez, Bimba y Lola, and others very well-known over the world.

There are smaller local brands that are only present in Spain but also have attractive prices during the year, like Mimi, Too Much, Colmado, among others.

But, if you consider yourself a “no logo lover” and you enjoy smalls prêt-à-porter stores, there are many created by young artists and designers that offer small series or unique design pieces. Some of them are: Ivori, Colmillo de Morsa, Med Wings, Zazo & Brull, between others.

Best shopping areas

In Barcelona there are 2 main streets for shopping: Passeig de Gracia and Portal del Ángel, both located at the famous Plaza de Catalunya.

At Passeig de Gracia you will see a lot of luxury as it is the highest grossing shopping Street in the city. Renting one of our Vespas is for sure the best way to get this ride done!

Here you will find stores like Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Diesel, Jimmy Choo and others… it’s also famous for its jewelry shops like Chanel, Swarovski, Bulgari, Cartier, Rolex, etc.

Instead, Portal del Ángel is the perfect spot for cheap shopping. You will find deals at major clothes shopping chains like Zara, Springfield, Pull & Bear, Benetton, Mango, Bershka, etc.

What to shop for in Barcelona with limited budget

Outlet has to be your new favorite word! Focus on buying in outlets or at factory prices.

Lately, Barcelona has become known for its increasing outlet stores, which are points of sale specialized in selling product at lower prices for stuck purposes and changes of season; most are brand stores and some even are malls that group others, like La Roca Village, Bulevard Rosa, Montana Outlet, Nice Things Outlet, etc.

La Roca Village is an outlet shopping village with over 100 shops, that offer discounts of up to 70% off regular prices. It is located about 40 minutes northeast of Barcelona in Santa Agnès town. Also, they give you a tax refund if you are a non-EU citizen. It is open from 10 am to 10 pm daily.

Find out more about shopping malls

Diagonal Mar

It is located about 300 meters from the very well-known Mar Bella beach and it’s famous because its Barcelona’s most central Primark location, becoming a great place for clothing deals.

An additional tip: tourists with bus touristic tickets get a special tourist card and get access to 30% discounts at more than 70 stores. From Monday to Saturday it’s open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Centro Comercial Glories

It is brand new and has over 160 shops perfect for buying clothes. It even has a cinema and a Carrefour Hypermarket; also offers food and gourmet options. From Monday to Saturday it’s open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Las Arenas Shopping Centre

The amazing history behind this place is that it’s the only shopping mall in the world opened in an ex bullfighting arena!

You’ll find modern shops all about mid- range fashion. Also, it has great restaurants and a beautiful architecture to enjoy during your visit, you’ll get a spectacular view of Plaça de Espanya and Montjuic. From Monday to Saturday it’s open from 10 am to 10 pm.

Maremagnum Shopping Centre

It’s the only mall open on Sunday! So, this medium sized mall offers the classics of clothes shopping: Lefties, H&M, Pull & Bear, Mango, and – of course- the Barcelona FC Official Store. It’s open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

For foodies’ lovers

Gourmet purchase is another option in Barcelona, and it’s unisex! Barcelona is the perfect city for foodie lovers and even if you want to buy some products to bring home. You can enjoy delicious options like: chorizo, jams, bellota ham, loin from the south of the country, Catalan sausages, a wide variety of cheeses and wines from the Empordà, Penedès, Cava, Tarragona.

As you can see, there are also famous Department Stores like El Corte Inglés, and Boutique Shopping in places like Pinza’t, Lydia Delgado, Imanol Ossa Design Art, etc.

See? There are so many options in Barcelona that you’ll need at least a week and a Vespa to visit all of them!