If you can’t decide what you want to buy, but simply want to browse and shop, Persuade is ideal. Located in a former barn with bare brick walls and old wooden rafters, this boutique sells a bit of everything, from high-end fashion labels to jewellery, antiques and furniture.
Persuade, Villarías Kalea, 8, Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain +34 944 23 88 64
If you’re looking for classic designer brands, then Veritas Boutique is the best place to head. Think Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Etro, Ermanno Scervino, Temperley London, Aquazzura, Alberta Ferrett and Polo Ralph Lauren.
This chic minimalist boutique is one of the best places to buy international fashion brands in Bilbao. The Closet opened in 2008 and was started by friends Ainhoa and Raquel who wanted to provide something different, offering brands that were not previously available in the city. In a room of white-washed stone walls and chunky wooden tables, pick your way through mostly American labels such as Rika, Iro, April/May, Twenty 8 Twelve, Paige and Gestuz. They also have a great selection of jewellery designs and footwear.
This elegant women’s boutique is a stylish place to shop for floaty and very feminine clothing for any special occasion, be it a wedding, anniversary or simply a party. Brands on sale at Voga include Dolores Promesas, Celine B, Tony Cohen, Missoni Mare and Virgine Castaway.
Voga, Concha Jeneralaren Kalea, 4, Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain +34 944 21 05 61
Not a clothes boutique, but a jewellery boutique, Perodri Joyeros started in 1961, producing its own exclusive designs. Today it’s one of the top jewellery designers in Spain with nine stores across the country, including in Madrid.
Perodri Joyeros, Ercilla Kalea, 41, Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain +34 944 21 22 58
Echegoyen is another place to shop for classic designer brands for women such as Prada, Marc Jacobs, Jil Sander and Stella McCartney. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for in this modern, yet cosy store.
Echegoyen, Recalde Zumarkalea, 46, Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain +34 944 43 62 88
A multi-brand women’s boutique, Moca specialises in contemporary fashion and high-end labels. They stock a wide variety of pieces so that shoppers can mix and match and create their own eclectic style. Moca aims to cater to the daring, cosmopolitan, feminine and sophisticated woman, and takes aesthetic and cultural references from Art Deco, fashion of 30s and 50s, as well as cities such as New York, Paris and Milan.