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Christmas time has arrived and if you are still looking for the perfect gift, a shopping tour in Spain is always a good idea. But not only for your Christmas shopping – Spain is known for its amazing shopping facilities, huge department stores and unbeatable sales throughout the whole year.


source: Área de Turismo Ayuntamiento de Malaga

One of Spain’s most famous stores is probably El Corte Inglés. Discover Spain’s leading department store dedicated to fashion and lifestyle. Benefit from the widest selection of international brands in one store. El Corte Inglés sells clothing and shoes from well-known brands for men, women, juniors and kids, and a wealth of accessories like handbags, jewellery, watches, fashion jewels, perfumes, cosmetics, and much more. Moreover you could make use of the tax refund service, the gourmet experience, healthcare and beauty services and multilingual international products.

The best times to find amazing offers and sales are definitely the winter sales after Christmas, from January to March, and the summer sales, starting from July. In the last years the famous Black Friday is also becoming more and more popular in Spain, and nearly every store offers great discounts on the last Friday of November.

Even if you are travelling to Spain during the rest of the year, there are always possibilities to find great discounts in one of the numerous outlet shopping centres. If you are looking for special deals for high fashion and designer brands, visit the outlets that are part of Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages: La Roca Village in Barcelona and Las Rozas Village in Madrid. A world of exclusive offers and luxury shopping is awaiting you in elegant surroundings. You will be able to find discounts of up to 60% on the recommended retail price. Additionally there is a wide selection of restaurants and cafés in each village, serving diverse menus of cuisine, appealing to guests from all over world.

In case you are looking for more high fashion brands and luxurious shopping experiences, there are some shopping areas you should visit! In Madrid this area is the Salamanca district and the “golden mile”, where you find the best and most exclusive fashion brands together with antique shops, bookshops, jewellers, galleries and other prestigious establishments. two of the most prestigious streets within this area are Calle Ortega y Gasset and Calle Serrano, home to popular luxury brands.


Calle Ortega y Gasset (source: Vogue)

In Barcelona you should look for the area around Avenida Diagonal and Passeig de Gràcia. There you’ll find many designer stores and luxury brands, as well as popular furniture brands. In this area you could also visit one of Barcelona’s best shopping centres called L’illa, which houses many top fashion brands and has an excellent food court in the basement.

Barcelona - View of Passeig de Gràcia - Eixample district

Passeig de Gràcia (source: Amics del Passeig de Gràcia)


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