my fave boutiques in madrid

nac, located in the cosmopolitan & stylish chueca neighborhood of madrid. high-end labels, impeccable merchandising…& free coffee (if you intend on purchasing, of course).

i loved the lower level of this boutique–it reminded me of an ancient taverna.

it was very hard to walk away from these shoes.

la intrusa showroom in tribunal has incredibly unique blouses, girly dresses, & fabulous handmade jewelry from local artists in madrid. i wanted anything & everything. located right next to the tribunal metro stop, this was my favorite boutique in all madrid. the whole experience was refreshing & highly influential.

que tal, checua?

pez. one of my faves. it reminds me of penelope’s in chicago, but with a certain sophistication that only europe can emanate…

each piece is unique & very well made. labels include vanesa lorenzo & masscob. downstairs they sell home goods so beautiful & rustic that you may feel compelled to move to a spanish farmhouse owned by wealthy, wine-making artists…i know i did.

this foxy boutique had glitz, glam, french designers, & killer sales. labels included eyedoll, ella luna, supertrash, & ambre babzoe

when i walked into do design, i didn’t want to leave. the boutique is so aesthetically pleasing that you may want to move in…

chueca also had a nice handful of vernal, feminine boutiques at a lower price point–this particular one smelled like a vanilla cupcake!

need a pick-me-up while perusing the posh places chueca has to offer? stop by mama framboise, arguably the best pasteleria in all of spain…

husband & i shared a chocolate eclair & caramel cake–& washed each blissful bite down with their heavenly espresso

shopping! madrid!

the corner is located in a really chill area of the hip & scholarly huertas neighborhood & has equally chill digs.

the only shop worth noting on fuencarral–a touristy shopping street that has given birth to a popular shopping area: el mercado de fuencarral. la calle de fuencarral–located between the happenin’ tribunal neighborhood & the gran via, the busiest street in madrid,–is replete with chain stores (zara, springfield, top shop) & discount shops.
this shop may be the best place in madrid to get that original gift for the person whom you always struggle to find something for–plus you’ll have a lot of fun poking around. located on calle manuela malasana–the main drag of the young, hip, & party-hoppin’ tribunal/malasana neighborhood.

in madrid on a sunday? you better hit up el rastro! madrid’s largest flea market is located in la latina, the bohemian & stylish neighborhood.

beware! it can get really crowded, but the people-watching, rare finds, & free entertainment from talented street musicians makes all the elbowing & toe-stepping entirely worth it.