One of the first ever luxury leather specialists, Loewe can trace its history back to 1846. The company’s dedication to excellence in design, materials and manufacturing can be seen in every product it makes, and this has kept the brand at the forefront of the leather market for over a century. Any piece from Loewe is an investment piece, from satchels and document cases to the softest leather wallets, not forgetting the gorgeous selection of silk goods.
Loewe, Passeig de Gràcia 35, 08007 Barcelona, +34 93 216 0400
With more than 1,500 stores worldwide, Spanish fashion brand Zara is a firm fixture on high streets from Austria to Venezuela and everywhere in between. A great way to buy into Spanish design, the store’s menswear line is one of the most interesting and on-trend available. Its offerings are pleasantly varied, with basic pieces stocked alongside standout garments, all adhering to the crisp and clean Zara aesthetic. With everything from suits and leather accessories to quirky slogan T-shirts, Zara has any item a man could need in his wardrobe.
Zara, Passeig de Gràcia 16, 08008 Barcelona, +34 93 318 7675
Barcelona-based Massimo Dutti offers menswear that is a delightful mix of classic pieces and fashion-forward style, with skinny trousers and slim-fit shirts giving an edge to formal wear, and rich colours and touchable fabrics bring life to the casual offerings. Its accessories are also impressive; the brand’s watches and eyewear are of great quality, especially considering the reasonable prices, and each season sees classic shoe styles reworked to reflect the latest trends.
Massimo Dutti, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 609, 08007 Barcelona, +34 93 412 0105
Known for its eye-catching prints and colours, Barcelona-based Desigual has gained a huge following in the past few years, with customers warming to its relaxed and positive philosophy. The brand’s menswear does what few brands do successfully; it is interesting without being difficult to wear, and fun without being silly. Its accessories are particularly worth a look, especially the range of scarves.
Desigual, Passeig de Gràcia 47, 08007 Barcelona, +34 93 467 6287
For classic style with a fresh, youthful edge, the HE by Mango collection is really worth a look. The Spanish brand is known for its effortlessly wearable womenswear and the recently launched menswear line is building a reputation for the same thing. Well-cut blazers, soft and cosy knitwear, sharp trousers and classic T-shirts in simple yet effective shapes and colours are perfect for layering. Modernity done simply but well is what Mango’s menswear offers.
Mango, CC Diagonal Mar, Avinguda Diagonal 3, 08019 Barcelona, +34 93 356 0396