Madrid’s charming maze of streets is perfect for bar-hopping and photo opportunities, and best of all, it’s ideal for shopping. If you’re on the hunt for vintage finds, Malasaña is the place to be, but fancy designer shops can be found on and around Madrid’s Calle de Serrano, famously called the Milla de Oro (“The Golden Mile”) and its surrounding high-end Barrio de Salamanca. Trendy, funkier boutiques can be found in the up-and-coming las Salesas district, sandwiched between Calle de Recoletos, Calle de Colon and Calle de Gran Via. Here’s a list of some of the best designer, one-of-a-kind shops in Madrid.
Dolores Promesas started with a young girl in the south of Spain who found herself lost in Madrid. Many years later, after printing her iconic image (a girl’s face with short hair and a flower) on a t-shirt, she now has several shops open in the city. The clothing is whimsical and fun, with prints and florals and trendy items at mid-range prices. Her image is still printed on some of the apparel. Shopping here is fun and exciting, and you’ll arrive back home with a trendy new outfit to boot.
Dolores Promesas, Calle de Claudio Coello, 69, Madrid, Spain, +34 914 350 977