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With everything from designer boutiques to some of the best high-street shopping in Europe, Barcelona is every fashion lover’s dream come true. Culture Trip has compiled a handy guide to some of the best places to shop, sleep and hang out in the Catalan capital for the diehard fashionista.
Organised twice a year, once in winter and once in summer, 080 Barcelona Fashion is the Catalan capital’s official fashion week. A relatively recent project, the first edition was launched in 2008, but it has rapidly established itself as a serious event on the Spanish fashion calendar. Drawing on the region’s history as a textile powerhouse during the Industrial Revolution, 080 Barcelona Fashion aims to put Catalan design back in the limelight, showcasing work by established couturiers as well as up-and-coming designers from the city’s schools.
The first and only of its kind in Spain, Soho House Barcelona opened its doors in October 2016 and has already established itself as the place to be seen among the city’s cosmopolitan movers and shakers. Located in the Gothic Quarter, just opposite from the Marina Port Vell, Soho House occupies a stunningly converted townhouse that seamlessly blends authentic Catalan architectural features with a slick contemporary style. As a guest at the hotel, you’ll have access to the much-coveted Club House, which is only open to members otherwise.