Barcelona's new breed of boutiques

From mint couture to fun artisanal goods, Barcelona's boutiques always deliver.

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Spain Editor

Over the past few years, Barcelona has seen a profusion of standalone boutiques opening, these little pieces of heaven in the city's commercial centre offer everything from pop-up events, special editions and concierge services. It’s pure nirvana for hand-made and vintage lovers.

Azul Tierra
Azul Tierra might just be Spain’s most spectacular interior design store. The brainchild of Tony Espuch, the brand, that has gone from strength to strength – from its foundation in Alicante, its first boutique in Barcelona and its definitive 1,200-square-metre flagship – is definitely worth a visit. Even if you are not a design buff, Azul Tierra is a must for the artistic experience and the inspirations it might bring to your future projects. Pieces include quality antiques and rare home décor items. www.azultierra.es

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Les Lunettes

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The coolest eyewear store in Barcelona is without doubt Les Lunettes. With two locations in the Catalan city, one is in the cool underground area of El Born, and the other in elegant and posh Eixample. The boutique spotlights a selection of the trendiest, most cutting-edge spectacles and sunglasses, ranging from well-known brands such as Céline, Oliver Peoples or Thiery Lasry, to new elite brands like Andy Wolf and Reis Reis. www.leslunettesbarcelona.com

Bel y Cia

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Located in Passeig de Gràcia, this haberdashery boutique has been creating fine garments for those in the know since 1842. The pièce de resistance here will have to be the Teba jacket, first made by Bel in 1946 for the Count of Teba for shooting. The innovative hybrid of a shirt and jacket, updated with buttersoft cashmere-wool blends, is now better than ever and makes an absolutely unique purchase. www.belycia.com 

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Jaime Beriestain

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Situated in Eixample, this concept store is a dynamic 500-square-metre space where Jaime Beriestain showcases everything that he loves about his home town, Barcelona: restored vintage furniture, fresh flowers, candles, international books, fragrances and much more, stocking every floor with his own creations from gourmet products to carpets and some of his favourite books. Take time to enjoy the café, restaurant and florist. www.beriestain.com 

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Rosa Clará

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Rosa Clará started out almost 20 years ago as the first bridalwear boutique in Barcelona. Breathtaking designs created from the highest quality fabrics go beyond just wedding gowns, and over the years, Rosa Clará has expanded throughout Spain and on to the rest of the world. Two Fiesta by Rosa Clará, a cocktail dress collection for wedding guests, as well as partnerships with haute couture designers such as Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld and Zuhair Murad, have truly made Rosa Clará the life and soul of the party. www.rosaclara.es 

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Custo

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Ever since its foundation by the Dalmau Brothers – Custo and David – in the early 1980s, the Barcelona-bred brand has been synonymous with innovation, boldness and sophistication with continuous research in colours and prints. In store, you can find all kinds of pieces to complement its signature tops, skirts, trousers and coats to create a total look. A style all its own that best sums up the spirit of Barcelona. www.custo.com

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Santa Eulalia Perfumes

 

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Santa Eulalia gives you a whole new way to express your love for Barcelona, with four specially-created fragrances named after different areas of the city. The flask, by designer Mario Eskenazi, is modern and chic. Experience perfumes like Citrico (fruity), Albis (floral), Marinis (spicy) and Obscuro that embrace you like a mild winter’s night, with saffron, sandalwood and incense. www.santaeulalia.com  

1 Santa Eulalia Perfumes
2 Les Lunettes
3 Azul Tierra
4 Bel y Cia
5 Jaime Beriestain
6 Rosa Clará
7 Custo