my fave boutiques in madrid

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

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

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it was very hard to walk away from these shoes.

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

shopping! madrid!

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

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.