Barcelona is well-known for being a fashionista’s heaven, with everything from big designer labels to handmade artisan workshops. In recent years, a number of great concept stores have opened up as well, following in the steps of Paris and New York. These boutiques hand-pick their items from designers across the world, offering a one-stop destination for shoppers looking for everything from handbags to egg-cups. These are the six best concept stores in Barcelona you should check out.
Mar de Cava
One of the very first concept stores to open its doors in Barcelona, Mar de Cava is the brainchild of local designer and architect Mar Gómez who decided to open her own locale in 2011. The shop specializes in hand-made an artisan designer gadgets and furniture from a number of Spanish and international designers. You can shop online via the website or step inside the 500m2 showroom located a few minutes from Passeig de Gracià.
This small boutique located off the popular Joaquin Costa street, famous for its edgy nightlife, is a hip concept store packed full of carefully selected items with a handmade feel. The store showcases original material by local artists and designers, as well as selected imported goods from far across the oceans. Grey Street offers an eclectic mix of styles ranging from pop culture to vintage and boho chic, and includes fashion wear, household items, jewellery, stationery, artwork and more.
Located in the artsy Born neighborhood, Bon Ventis a chic concept store inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle. A family-run business, they work with the many artisans and artists who have their workshops in the streets around their shop. The collection has a certain nostalgia to it, with vintage silver cutlery, antic fabrics and old-fashioned soaps like something out of an old postcard. They also have a rail of choice clothing items by local designers, including typically local items such as espardenyas, a rustic sandal worn in Catalonia.
Located in the trendy part of El Raval, around the corner from the MACBA, Nuovum showcases upcoming designers with a special emphasis on local makers. The shop started off as an online store before opening its doors a year later in 2014. Here you can find everything from jewelry to backpacks, gadgets and other curiosities housed inside its Nordic-inspired beehive cabinets.
Jaime Beriestain Barcelona
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The eponymous concept store of Chilean-born interior designer Jaime Beriestain, houses a polyvalent space which covers over 500m2 and includes a café-restaurant as well as a space entirely dedicated to floral design. The store is divided into different areas, each with their own distinctive lifestyle feel: countryside, city, sea or mountain; and has an ever-evolving collection of items including scents, books, rugs, furniture and more.
This trendy fashion store offers a carefully selected collection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories mostly manufactured in Europe. The brands on show at Boo are a mixture of established and emergent labels, bringing together a variety of styles so that you can create your own personal wardrobe. Named after the character Boo Radley from the novel To kill a mockingbird, the store is designed to tell its own story.