The trademark graphic-print tops of Spanish designer Custo Dalmau are on display in this lively Calle de Fuencarral boutique, as are the dramatically cut and playfully embellished skirts, trousers and coats that represent Dalmau’s fashionable tribute to his vibrant birthplace.
Custo, Calle de Fuencarral 29, 28004 Madrid, +34 91 360 4636
Art gallery or boutique? It’s difficult to say at Spanish shoe designer Manolo Blahnik’s impressive Madrid store, where the embellished pumps and towering stilettos that celebrities love are exhibited with all the panache of a modern museum.
Manolo Blahnik, Calle de Serrano 58, 28001 Madrid, +34 91 575 9648
One of the most prestigious Spanish labels, Loewe is the place to go for leather handbags – including the best-selling Amazona – along with shoes and classic fashions inspired by Spain’s baroque art. Look out for luxurious pieces with distinctive flourishes in attention-getting colours.
Loewe, Calle Gran Vía 8, 28013 Madrid, +34 91 522 6815
Spanish-born Monica Vinader’s customisable necklaces and bracelets have international appeal. The sterling-silver cuffs, delicate gold-plated chains and other simple pieces can be personalised with a vast selection of birthstone pendants, pavé diamonds and other striking accents.
Monica Vinader, Calle de Lagasca 33, 28001 Madrid, +34 91 576 9659
Etro’s flowing silhouettes and romantic floral and paisley motifs are synonymous with a certain bohemian sophistication. Must-haves include handbags including doctor’s bag totes and slender clutches in printed crocodile leather and buckle-adorned ankle boots that are as sporty as they are refined.
Etro, Calle de Jorge Juan 9, 28001 Madrid, +34 91 781 1309