The small Catalan city of Girona is a great destination for shopping. You can have hours of fun exploring its narrow winding streets and discovering small independent boutiques and fashion stores. Whether you’re after well-known labels or something unique, you’re sure to find something here that suits your style. Here are some of our favourite fashion boutiques in Girona.
Delicada Greta is a very feminine fashion boutique that was set up by local designer Montse Pou, who created the concept when her daughter Greta, namesake of the store, was just a baby. The store is filled with floral patterns, bows and ribbons, and the clothes have a decidedly retro and indie air. The designs are inspired by Pou’s love of art and painting, as well as two of the most important personalities in her life: her grandmothers, Nita and Cinta. One is very funny and playful, while the other is elegant and mysterious.
A beautiful boutique that is definitely Instagram-worthy, Despiral sells a range of clothes and accessories from a variety of labels. The store was set up by Jordi Baye, who travels the world looking for inspiration for his boutique, from Paris and London, to Milan, New York, Amsterdam, Madrid and Barcelona. Baye describes his pieces as timeless, minimal, eclectic, classic and rock.
Plàstic Store started life in the 1960s as the Erato record shop, selling imported records, music memorabilia and instruments from London. Fast-forward a few decades and the shop was taken over by the owners’ two daughters, Olga and Estrella Roca, who turned it into a fashion and gift shop named Plàstic. Staying true to their roots, the store still sells items from the 60s, as well as beautiful vintage rock-style dresses from the 40s and 50s.
With more than 30 years in the fashion industry, Boutique Paris specialises in women’s and children’s clothing, and stocks a wide variety of labels. They stock both casual designs and outfits for special occasions. The store is located in the newer area of the city, just outside of the historic Old Town.
This sleek and stylish collection of boutiques was set up by Lluis Bayé and Elena Cortés in 1999. There are three stores in Girona: doble d, doble d outlet and Theory. Featuring labels such as Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo, this shop looks as if it could be on the streets of Milan or New York, rather than small, historic Girona.
Comunal is a concept store, selling not only fashion and accessories, but also art and souvenir pieces. It’s an eclectic but stunning mix, where you’re likely to find something to fall in love with. All the designs and items are local, produced in Catalonia or Galicia.
Public is a trendy, urban fashion store that offers a decidedly Catalan style. Labels sold here include Campomagg, Enza Costa and Inouïtoosh, as well as local Catalan label Ams Pure, which was set up by one of the owners of the store. As well as clothes, they also sell art and design books, beautiful jewellery and perfumes.