Wednesday, February 07, 2007

shopping in barcelona

A summary of our shopping spree on Saturday morning ... just thought I'd mention the shops and addresses here in case anyone is going to Barcelona soon and might be interested.

c/ Banys Nous 20

My favorite store has to be this tiny japanese shop, and who can blame me ? As you can see, I had to bring these three beautiful fabrics and sets of scraps. The fabrics are very expensive (15-23 €/m) but you know how obsessed I am with oriental fabrics and these were irresistible.


♥ Antigua Pasamaneria J. Soler
Plaça del Pi, 2

This antique trim shop is priceless. But I was a good girl and managed to leave with just these cute trims below...

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Petritxol, 11

humm... chocolate ... no need to say anything else, right ? Just that if you go there, you must try the raspberry chocolate treat, it's heavenly (see photo below). We haven't sampled the chocolate bars yet, but they look promising: jamaica pepper, ginger and 90% dark chocolate.

Rambla Catalunya, 81

I love this store, ever since I first visited one in London ages ago. Their clean design and simple aesthetics really appeal to me, which is weird because I love color so much. What I couldn't resist this time: some notebooks (for A.), origami paper and several pens.

Comtal, 27

An amazing paper boutique. I didn't buy any, but I did find the Lisbon moleskine edition there ...



Cenoura said...

Bem, do primeiro grupo de três o tecido vermelho da direita é lindo.

Anonymous said...

That is just too much....LOVE it all. The trim is darling. I don't think I could have been so well contained in that store. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

De novo, obrigada Tania!

Flor said...

T., a Antigua Pasamaneria também fica na C/ Petritxol :)
E tenho de ir à Xocoa comer aquela delicia de framboesa :)

Sue said...

The fabric and trims look fantastic, and I think you were very well restrained in your buying. Barcelona looks as though it is a great place to visit, and your friends all look as though they had a great time too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! The fabrics are absolutely amazing (jealous! =P) but the TRIMS...they are just fabulous, so very lovely. You have fun playing with all that now okay! =)

oxhill said...

ah... quero ir a Barcelona... já!

marias23 said...

Bom dia Tania! I just found your blog today and I absolutely love it! Your site wallpaper is pretty and the pictures you take are so beautiful! I'm looking forward to reading more about your adventures!

Convenção Bookcrossing said...

Ai, ó gente, parem lá de falar do chocolate maravilhoso que comeram em Barcelona. É que isto é tortura para chocólatras.
Olha a inveja!!! :P

Anonymous said...

Oh this is definitely a great find! Those little shops are so precious and wonderful--my favourite has to be the trims! :)

Anonymous said...

Quina coincidència! A Mallorca vaig trobar una cinta (trim) de les que has comprat a Barcelona, i amb ella ma mare va cosir el primer llençol de la meva filla Guiomar ;-)

Unknown said...

I visited Barcelona in July, the time when summer sales start, so I was able to shop till I drop :)) for bargain prices. If you go Barcelona in winter, sales start around January 10th.My favorite Spanish store is Bershka, located in Av. Portal d´Angel. Clothes here are really cool and also really cheap. If you're into designer clothes, Av. Diagonal is the place for you. Shops along here include Calvin Klein, Armani, Versace and Gucci. One last thing, stay away from Las Ramblas when going shopping. This is a popular tourist attraction so things are really overpriced.

Erick said...

Barcelona is the perfect shopping city due to the variety of its retail offering which suits all tastes. Modern and classic shops, world brands and the top names in design. Throughout the city you'll find a whole host of retail outlets which make Barcelona a distinctive and unique choice. The Barcelona Office of Tourism offers a service to facilitate and create greater access to shopping in the city. Some Barcelona hotels offer special free trips to Barcelona Shopping City which is a program specialized for shopping in the city, mainly in the Shopping Line. But, above all, you'll experience the magic of shopping as you explore the city: its retail life is so well integrated into the life of its streets, that you'll discover an exciting new form of sightseeing in the city's loveliest spots.