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.
Spanish designer Felipe Varela specialises in feminine silhouettes fit for a queen – in fact, he is one of Queen Letizia’s favourite designers; she wore a Varela design to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.
Calle de José Ortega y Gasset, 30, Madrid, Spain +34 915 77 92 20
This Spanish luxury jewellery brand focuses on cool, young designs with a wide range of prices to suit almost every budget. From beautifully-designed sterling silver earrings to 18-karat gold brooches and necklaces, the wide range of products is well worth a browse. The brand also does watches and diamonds – if you really want to splash out and treat yourself on your next visit to Madrid.
Calle de Serrano, 42, Madrid, Spain +34 917 64 95 48
Blahnik, born in the Canary Islands, is one of Spain’s most famous designers, thanks in part to being the shoe of choice of a certain Carrie Bradshaw. Since he opened his own boutique in the early 1970s, Blahnik’s feminine, glamours designs have been a favourite of in-the-know fashionistas around the world.
Calle de Serrano, 58, Madrid, Spain +34 915 75 96 48