Barcelona's Handcrafted Finds Featured

Family-owned shops with longstanding roots.

by Matt Smith

Whenever we travel to a different country, our friends or relatives ask us to bring them something back almost always. From street markets with too much to choose from to classic trinkets that everyone else buys, there are so many options that make you feel like just a tourist. Leaving Barcelona with handcrafted goods, you'll feel like a local... and your friends will be impressed.

Bagués-Masriera

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Since the 1830s, jeweller Bagués-Masriera has been delighting high society from Catalonia and beyond. Visit the flagship store next to Gaudi’s Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gracia and you’ll discover captivating pieces by two distinct brands. Masriera’s art noveau focuses on floral, serpentine elements and feminine sensuality, while Bagués combines modern and traditional techniques to create jewellery inspired by the art, music and people of Barcelona.

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Lupo

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Founded in 1920, opulent bagmaker Lupo takes its inspiration from Gaudi, the architectural genius behind Sagrada Familia and many other iconic Barcelona landmarks. Each bag is uniquely crafted, using leather tanned by traditional techniques. The breadth of the designer’s collection is vast, for both men and women.

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Dualart

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Located in the Gothic Quarter, Dualart is the studio and shop of jewellery designers and gemologists Amparo Valencia and Isabel Arlà. Their stunningly imaginative collections are created on site and pieces can be made to order, while the shop also exhibits jewellery, paintings, sculptures and craftwork by other artists.

 

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