Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Barcelona - What to shop where?

Barcelona is perfect for compulsive shoppers. You can shop till you drop in every possible category, designer clothes, food, shoes, antiques, jewellry and bijouteri, and so on, and on.

Eat your heart out, Sophie Kinsella!! Why don't you send Becky Bloomwood for some serious retail therapy on Passeig de Gracia. Her credit card debt would have reached new heights!

I do not pretend to be a shopping expert. But everywhere I turned I saw wonderful ideas for gifts. I am (naturally) very happy to find a well stocked food market, but I also found the most incredibly inexpensive shoe-shops at Carrer Pelai, great design with a nice pricetag. Around Placa Catalunya you find Spanish brands like Sphere, Zara as well as well known European brands. On Passeig de Gracia, Becky Bloomwood could easily have shopped for a fortune at Louis Vuitton Chanel or Massimo Dutti.

There were some serious shopping surprises, including some very edible non-food, and some very unedible food (or what you thought was food). Let me give you some examples.


1 comment:

Dr@ma Div@ said...

hmmm.. planning to go there in February... hope the weather is not that cold :P