Questo e' un negozio unico: tutti i prodotti tradizionali spagnoli sono fatti artigianalmente e, inoltre, usando solo gli ingredienti migliori secondo le ricette tradizionali. Troverete squisitezze che non esistono in nessun altro luogo. Tutto ciò che comprate sarà tagliato e pesato ed impaccato davanti a voi, in modo che potete essere sicuri che sia fresco. Questo antico negozio ha aperto nel 1842 e continua a vendere il tradizionale Turrón (torrone) natalizio tutto l'anno. Alcune delle altre specialità includono il marzapane, i Polvorones (una specie di biscotti), Yemas de Nuez (paste con noci e tuorlo), frutta candita e Marrón Glacé. A Natale potete approfittare del servizio di consegna a domicilio e perfino all'estero.
In amongst the plethora of fashionable clothing outlets you'll also find various restaurants (Fass, Hollywood and Gino's), a bank, the Body Shop, a hairdresser's, florist, lottery stall, travel agency, computer store, video club and gourmet supermarket (Sánchez Ferrero). If you're looking for clothes, try Fumarel, Trucco, Q-ellos, Titto Bluni, Roberto Verino, General Tapioca, Minority or María Manía. For shoes, there's a choice between Lurueña, Farrutx and Boch. As if all the above were not enough, you can even buy sporting goods, gifts (in Pozito and Natura) and childrenswear in Imaginarium. The restaurant terraces are open all day for alfresco meals in summer. Parking is free for the first hour.
This three-story shopping center in the center of Madrid provides a relaxed atmosphere and elegant surroundings in which to make your purchases. The impressive building used to house the offices of right-wing newspaper ABC, hence the name. You can enter from Calle Serrano or Paseo de la Castellana and wander through the fashion boutiques and gift shops. Fashion clothing outlets include Musgo and Musgo Bebés, Boch, Zara, Doble Aa and Minority. There are two hairdressing salons, a wine merchant's and several jewelry stores. On the attractive rooftop terrace there is a restaurant and a bar that stays open every night during summer until dawn.
This Catalan designer's boutique has two floors displaying mainly casual, sporty clothes. You'll find sweaters, skirt and trouser suits, blouses and waistcoats. You'll also see some nice handkerchiefs and belts. There's another branch in the ABC Shopping Center on Calle Serrano, 61. The one in Conde de Xiquena is near fashionable Calle Almirante.
You're certainly spoilt for choice here, where you'll find party handbags, big handbags and small ones, brightly colored bags, geometric shapes and so on. Prices vary depending on the size, brand and material (leather, plastic or cloth). The shop also stocks hats, shawls by Armani and other famous brands, plus designer costume jewelry. This is a general accessories shop, but the handbags are really what to come for.
This place sells second-hand records and tapes at ridiculously low prices. You'll see bands you've never heard of, but you might just pick up a bargain. And you have to be prepared to sort through their jumbled collection first.
Supplied by its own factory, this store sells a selection of the highest quality umbrellas, parasols, fans, walking sticks, shawls, ornamental combs and castanets available. It has a great reputation and the wide range on offer means that there's something affordable for everyone. One of the oldest stores in Madrid - open since 1850 - it's run by undoubted experts in the trade and there's another branch on Calle Mesonero Romanos, 4.
A long-established corner-site confectioner's where Calle Mayor meets Puerta del Sol that has been selling a wide range of sweet treats since 1894. You'll see pastries, shortbread, croissants, cream buns, chocolate cakes and a hundred other varieties on display. They're all homemade and come fresh from the oven in the back store. It's an old-fashioned place with a small cafeteria where you can try their delicacies at the bar with a coffee. It has a great reputation and a great location, so it's always busy. Give them a large order and the staff will make it up for you to collect.
The Bijou Brigitte brand which is primarily German has a couple of outlets in Madrid. Bijou Brigitte is for those who like bling which shines and glitters. It is definitely not for the subtle ones for once you wear anything branded Bijou Brigitte you are definitely going to be in the eyes of others. You get exquisite earrings, neck pieces and other accessories with attractive designs. For those who are jewelery lovers this place will drive you insane from the magnificent choices you have. Make sure you go when you are armed with cash and credit cards, for Bijou Brigitte is not kind on the wallet but is definitely worth it!
Costruzioni, puzzle e bambole: con una tale ampia scelta di giocattoli la catena spagnola fa battere forte i cuori di tutti i bambini. Passando attraverso una speciale porta in miniatura, i piccoli visitatori arrivano in un colorato paradiso pieno di giocattoli, dove tutti i prodotti vengono presentati secondo una suddivisione per fasce di età. C'è qualcosa per tutti: da zero a otto anni.