This is a truly unique store: all its traditional Spanish products are handmade, and, moreover, elaborated using the finest ingredients and following traditional recipes. You'll find delicacies that don't exist anywhere else. Everything you buy will be cut and weighed and packaged in front of you, so you can be sure it's fresh. The lovely old store opened in 1842 and continues to sell traditional Christmas Turrón (nougat) all year round. Some of the other specialities include their marzipan, the Polvorones (flaky biscuits), Yemas de Nuez (walnut and egg-yolk pastries), Candied Fruit and Marrón Glacé. At Christmas time you can take advantage of the home delivery service and even have the store send items abroad for you.
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.
It sells well cut made-to-measure suits along with a distinguished selection of shoes, shirts, ties and hats, all with a touch of class. Sports coats, formal jackets, cotton trousers, overcoats, jeans and underwear are all here. You'll also find children's clothes up to size eight. It's famous for its range of polo shirts and poplin shirts in all sorts of colors.
This store is distinguished for having a collection of colored, varied and modern shoes of good quality. They also have a footwear store for men. It belongs to the same owners and is located in front of Rue St. Honoré. Both the stores are situated in Calle de los Muestrarios of Madrid. There are 12 shoe stores on the same street, but the place offers 30-40 percent discount on shoes showcased in the trade shows.
The Escada boutique in Madrid is a high end fashion boutique that promises you the best of style. The store displays a splendidly beautiful women's collection that features dresses, gowns and trendy overcoats. Shoes, handbags, belts and eyewear adorn the display area as well. One can also take their pick from the vast collection of signature perfumes.
Julia Gusano journalist and antique dealer loves pens and he has carried forward his love for pens with his pen repair shop, also the best in Madrid. The store offers repair service for mainly fountain tipped pen and old pens. They have fixed and reasonable rates for their services but rest assured as they are the best in the business. For further details on the repair shop do check their website.