The Best Designer Shops in Salamanca, Madrid 

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Jessica Jones

Salamanca is Madrid’s most exclusive neighbourhood and its ‘Golden Mile’ of designer stores is a great place to wander, even if you’re just window shopping. We take a look at some of the best home-grown designers to visit in Salamanca, Madrid.

1. Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada

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Agatha Ruiz de la Prada and Jean-Paul Gaultier
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada first came to prominence during La Movida Madrileña, the countercultural movement that sprung up after the death of General Franco and Spain’s return to democracy in the late ’70s and ’80s. It was a time when the worlds of music, fashion and film collided and Prada became known for her bright, wacky-patterned clothes. The aesthetic remains – expect polka dots, stripes and quirky colours that look like they’ve just been plucked out of a sweet shop. The brand does women’s, men’s and children’s clothing as well as accessories.

2. Isolée

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This 600-square metre department store is a one-stop-shop for everything from high-end fashion to gourmet food. Its make-up and perfume department is extensive, while it is also home to accessories, books, gifts and a delicatessen. Its bookshop was designed by French designer Philippe Starck and when you need a little break, you can stop for a drink at the Moët and Chandon champagne bar.

3. Loewe

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Loewe Madrid
This Spanish luxury brand has been making leather bags and accessories since it was founded in 1846 in Madrid by a group of leather craftsmen. The brand is known globally for its exquisite leather bags for men and women, as well as its ready to wear line and accessories. Although Loewe has stores around the world, its products are still manufactured in Madrid. Casa Loewe, the brand’s flagship store in Madrid, is worth a visit for the beautiful architecture alone.

4. Yusty

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This traditional tailor, founded in 1914, specialises in hand-made suits and has been decking Spanish men out in English gentleman style for over a century. Its concept store, in the Salamanca neighbourhood, aims to recreate the feel of home, so customers can look around the elegant surroundings in the utmost comfort.

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