The quaint and charming neighborhood of El Born is home to some of Barcelona’s most cherished buildings and architectural feats well worth visiting, but amidst the picturesque, winding streets, you will find some of the quirkiest and distinct clothing stores in the city. Often hidden, these Barcelona shopping gems include several bodacious boutiques and quirky souvenir shops. Whether you’re looking to splash out on some designer gear or pick up an unusual memento of your trip to Barcelona, you will be sure to find something to suit your style in the stores of El Born.
Read on for our top 3 shopping hotspots in El Born…
1. Como Agua de Mayo
Desire the latest in exclusive designs? Como Agua de Mayo, located in the heart of the Born district offers a unique shopping experience! With some of the fanciest footwear in the city, including lines by Ailanto, Josep Font and Pedro García, alongside exquisite female clothing and jewelry…you will leave this store enchanted. Be sure to grab some matching silk socks, ribbon necklaces and embroidered gloves to complete your outfit!
How to get there: C/ de l’Argenteria, 43. Metro Station: Jaume 1 (L4)
One of Barcelona’s most famous designers of contemporary clothing, Custo, offers a wide selection of colorful clothing for men, women and kids. With a fashion line named “Custo Barcelona”- one can leave the Catalan capital feeling slightly more European, as this range of clothing is a true representation of the vibrant youth in this city. If the clothes seem too extreme for your liking, why not try the perfume? With scents for men and women available, you are sure to leave this enticing store with something in your hand. For further information, visit the Custo website.
How to get there: Pl. Olles, 7. Metro Station: Jaume I (L4)
3. Bubó Pastisseria
A trip to Barcelona would not be complete without a souvenir in the form of the sweet and delectable chocolate designs that await you at this one-of-a-kind ‘pastisseria’. Bubó, located in the heart of El Born, offers visitors an unparalleled experience, with most guests who pass the locale for the first time thinking it is a jewelry store! This is due to the bold, quirky and simply innovative creations on display in the window. Glittering macaroons, exquisite stacks of chocolate confections and sugar encrusted marshmallow bonbons await you at this unique store that is sure to satisfy your curiosity, as well as your sweet tooth!
How to get there: C/ Caputxes, 10. Metro Station: Jaume I (L4)
So, whether you are a ‘shoe-a-holic’, desire something colorful and exquisitely Catalan or wish to return home with sweet treats for your loved ones, (if you can resist eating them yourself), the beautiful barrio of Born will have something for you. Featuring everything from high-end stores to the most intimate boutiques in Barcelona, shopping on your vacation would not be complete without a day spent strolling around the picturesque alleys of El Born!
Take a virtual stroll with the Apartment Barcelona Video Guide of El Born in Barcelona!