The residents of Seville are fussy about their clothing and probably some of the most fashion-conscious people in Spain, so the city isn’t wanting for smart fashion boutiques. Here are the best places to head for classy yet reasonably-priced clothing and accessories in the Andalusian capital.
Seville’s coolest fashion boutique and concept store is more of a mini-mall than a single shop. Situated on two floors around a bright and airy internal atrium, the latest and quirkiest fashion is displayed imaginatively on walls, hangers, mannequins and shelves. Libélula is also an art gallery, events space, coffee shop and bar, meaning that fashionistas will find plenty more than just shopping to amuse themselves here. Even better, it doesn’t close for the interminable Spanish lunch break, instead keeping its doors open from ten in the morning to nine in the evening. Just as well, because this is the kind of place that shoppers will find it hard to tear themselves away from.
Designer party dresses are a speciality in Seville's fashion boutiques | HauteSwan, pixabay
If you like feeling more that you’re in someone’s (ultra-modern, minimalist) living room than in a clothes store when browsing for a new garment, Boutique La Folie is your kind of place. Located right opposite Seville’s historic bullring on the eastern bank of the Guadalquivir, this smart little boutique is known for selling the work of quirky, up-and-coming designers who might not be found in larger stores. Despite looking like a sort of place in which you don’t ask how much things are until you’re asked to pay, fashion lovers say the prices at La Folie are reasonable, given the quality of the designers and the materials they use.
The creative team behind PopUp Sevilla, a temporary concept store that fused fashion, beauty and decoration in a single space, has now put down permanent roots with Julietta, one of the Andalusian capital’s smartest designer clothes stores. In a space that feels sleek and modern as well as classical (think shiny white surfaces with beautiful oak beams on the ceilings), Julietta brings together Spain’s best and most innovative designers across a range of genres and styles. Situated on the outskirts of Seville’s charming old Jewish quarter, Julietta is at the leading edge of the city’s contemporary fashion scene and is a must for any fashion junkie visiting the city. Julietta Concept Store, 12 Calle Don Alonso el Sabio, Seville, Spain, +34 854 70 47 11
Seville's fashion boutiques are great for accessories as well as clothing | HauteSwan, pixabay
For stylish women’s casual and party wear at competitive prices, head to Riio Sevilla. Situated on the main street that stretches along the east bank of the Guadalquivir, out of the packed city centre, this bright blue-fronted boutique is unmissable; inside, super-friendly staff are on hand to help you choose from the excellent range of designers on offer. Riio also sells jewellery and other accessories, making it the perfect place to head to get ready for a party or a night out in one of Seville’s many swanky bars or clubs. Riio Seville, 9 Calle Arjona, Seville, Spain, +34 677 31 63 36
The five streets that nestle between Seville’s famous, distinctively shaped wooden mushrooms and Plaza Alfalfa are known as Soho Benita, and have become one of the coolest places to shop in the city. One of the stars of the area is Isadora, which Sevillano fashion-lovers consistently name as one of the best fashion boutiques in the Andalusian capital. Isadora sells women’s vintage clothing, shoes and accessories at reasonable prices, and most of the stock is the work of local designers. The shop doesn’t have a platform for online shopping as yet, but buying in-store here is hardly a chore: the interior is bright, colourful and well-laid-out and the service is always with a smile.
Another of Soho Benita’s boutique gems is the trendy La Importadora, which sits right next door to Isadora at number two Calle Perez Galdos. One of the pleasures of shopping in this vintage clothing specialist is that if you see a picture on the wall that takes your fancy, you can probably buy it: Importada functions as an art gallery as well as a boutique. Whatever you’re after, though, the shop’s shabby-chic look, beautiful exposed brickwork and high ceilings make it one of the most enjoyable places to browse in central Seville.