Update Shopping in Madrid!

I was just back again from Madrid and looking at my blog, have not updated the shopping page since 2010!!!  Therefore,it’s time for me to do an update now.

Other than the tourist office, timeout magazine has one of the best compilation of shopping in Madrid around, these are

https://www.timeout.com/madrid/shopping  and  https://www.esmadrid.com/en/shopping-madrid

And , of course, other than those mentioned , my favorites that I have stop by or my family still there shopped are these

Oh yes El Corte Inglés department store, a classic for many many years (they took over another of my old  favorites Galerias Preciados).

The nice stores are by the Puerta del Sol and just coming out left on Nuevos Ministerios line 8 coming from Barajas Adolfo Suarez airport.

Calle Serrano 16 is the main store of Carolina Herrera for a complete wardrobe of men, women and kids as well as accessories.

On same street you have Matarranz, for the house deco, bedding ,bath all with natural products  simply nice, at Calle Serrano 30, more here in English.

For high end shoes go to Calzados Bravo at Calle Serrano 42, great Spanish shoes with pure leather ,for over 50 years of service.

of course, the ultimate Spanish porcelain/ceramics at Llàdro in Calle Serrano 68; the very essence of Spanish beauty for your home.

For fashion clothing for men and women go for Purificacion Garcia, purely Spanish styles; ready to wear for you; At Calle Serrano or Moda Shopping in ave General Peron.

For men’s suits made to order go to Echeverria at Paseo de la Habana 17 near the Bernabeu; business suits are always right.

For ladies underwear or lingerie, my women go often to Andrés Sardà at calle Ramon de la Cruz 14 near Plaza Manuel Becerra; if you want to buy simply Spanish.

For real local sports store go to Décimas, the one at the shopping Vaguada  or the Principe Pio; I preferred the Vaguada.

For my watches well I am a Casio men for yeears and always reliable , easy to find anywhere in the world even to change a bracelet.  for technical assistance and repairs Resat SL at calle Jorge Juan 120, near metro Ventas behind the Monumental. The store is at Calle de Hortaleza, 38, metro Gran Via or Chueca.

For perfums, the stores Perfumeria Madrid Paris are good, the one at  Avenida Reina Victoria 27, near metro Cuatro Caminos .

And the one for perfums cosmetics toiletteries etc is Perfumerias Julià for the local touch. Calle del Carmen 2 , just around from the Puerta del Sol , just great.

For gifts souvenirs, decoration, there are many, but i have purchase at Bazar El Pulpito at the famous Plaza Mayor 11. By the side of the Arcos de Cuchilleros. No webpage. At paseo del Prado 10 you have the Objetos de arte Toledano, wonderful store for many years there and always stop by. Now closed

And of course, why not a Real Madrid souvenir to take home, the best club in the history of football/soccer ::) Many stores now but the original is go to Santiago Bernabeu stadium ::)

For knives kitchen stuff, the house kitchen all good brands,  see Cuchillerias Simon, Calle Virgen de los Peligros 10, near metro Banco de España or Sevilla.

A quaint  pharmacy and near an area of ladies of the night but the pharmacy has everything you need for anything at good prices is Farmacia Montera at Calle Montera 9 near metro Sol.

Not far there is Farmacia Mayor at Calle Mayor 13, no webpage but plenty for the travelers’s need there too ; and the closest one for me for years is at Calle Alcalà 321 , Farmacia Fernandez Rodriguez. And if one to go to a pharmacy and history go the oldest one in Madrid since 1578!! Farmacia Real Botica de la Reina, Calle Mayor 59. It has many unusual things such as recipes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Don Quijote) and Calderon de la Barca etc.

You have a huge supermarket AlCampo (Auchan in France) at the shopping center la Vaguada by metro line 9 Barrio del Pinar.

Of course many other supermarket such as the Hipercor of El Corte Inglés, by Vista Alegre there is a nice size one, metro line 5 (my old home line! ) .

And my gourmet favorite by Paseo de la Castellana 196 ,the Sanchez Romero with Inside cafeteria too.

For eyeglasses , near my old home there is Optica Roma by Alcalà 388 near metro Manuel Becerra.   And Soloptical for the chain lover, this one at Atocha train station.

You have electronics and information technology in the FNAC store near Nuevos Ministerios metro train station off Paseo de la Castellana 79  ,here as my boys love it.

Other more local are Madrid HiFi, calle Princesa 26 near Plaza de España or Calle del Barquillo 33 near metro Banco de España, Chueca y Colon.

And Electronica Embajadores for all kinds of gadgets in all forms calle de Embajadores ,138 metro line 3 and cercanias trains.

Generally speaking, Madrid can be put into shopping areas as well. The luxury shopping is around the Streets of Serrano and José Ortega y Gasset in the Salamanca district. Then, you move on the vanguard areas of the movida such as around the districts of Malasaña,around the Streets of Gran Via, Fuencarral, and Corredera Baja de San Pablo.  Also, the areas from Calle Fuencarral to Paseo del Prado, the district of Chueca is the underground movement in fashion.  Moving to the center you have the Plaza Mayor and surrounding, as well as the Gran Via area ,especially around the Streets of Preciados and Carmen. The Rastro for the bargain hunter.

You move up north to AZCA near Plaza de Castilla, and the Streets of Orense, ave del General Peron, Raimundo Fernandez, Villaverde , etc.  And if you have the heart for the Madrileños then go beyond the M30 ave de America, de la Paz into the non touristic areas along Calle Alcalà near the Monumental bullfight arena and into Calle Alcalà out further, you hit my neighborhood, great choices and great prices. Enjoy shopping and enjoy Madrid. Cheers!!!

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2 Comments to “Update Shopping in Madrid!”

  1. A mí también me gustaban mucho el Paseo de la Castellana y la Plaza de España. Solía ir ahí a leer los domingos por la tarde! 👍


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