Whatever you like to shop for, the Eixample Dreta has it covered. Here are a few of the best in the neighbourhood....
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Jaime Beriestain offers us so much more than just a shop, even though I have assigned him to the ‘shopping’ section, Jaime Beriestain offers us a concept. The man behind all of this was born in Chile in 1969 and has established himself as an interior designer of note around the world. Three years after opening his Barcelona Showroom he has opened a 500m2 concept store in the heart of the Eixample Dreta. So much more than a contemporary furniture store, Beriestain has untied all his great loves under one roof. His love of food and drink gives rise to the Café-restaurant, open for breakfast, lunches, late night dinners and everything in between, the kitchen offers a wide variety of dishes influenced by his childhood in Chile and his international travels. The café –restaurant is, naturally, impeccably designed and the late night bar offers superb gin and tonics into the wee hours of the morning. Next is the florist’s. A great lover of flowers and the impact they can have on a room, Beriestain has incorporated a florist’s into his concept store and has a specialist to create the most beautiful bouquets. The interior design part of the concept store offers a rich variety of contemporary design furniture and more rustic pieces. Whatever your theme, you will find the perfect pieces here along with all the finishing touches you can think of. Restaurant, bar, café, florist’s, design shop, whatever you want to call it, Jamie Beriestain has created a concept that is definitely worth a visit.
As the late, great Christian Dior once said, ‘You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes’ and at Odd Barcelona they follow this to the letter. Not only is the choice of the shoes they sell exquisite but the presentation almost reminds you of a library. Each shoe is displayed in its own section which has the feeling of a gallery, showing each piece individually as if it were a work of art. Odd stocks a range of brands, from classic trainers by Puma to summer heels by See by Chloé, always focusing on design and quality. A shoe lover's paradise.
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Spanish design duo Xavier Zazo and Clara Brull started their partnership back in 2000 and have since built a reputation as one of the most exciting women’s wear design teams in Spain. Their experimental, sometimes dark, and yet romantic, feminine designs have long been a highlight of 080 Barcelona Fashion Week and have been photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue. Just this year, Zazo & Brull surprised the Barcelona fashion elite by showcasing their first men’s collection. The men’s collection offers a different creative outlet for this established Barcelona brand and will have a bigger and bigger role in the company in the coming years. If avant-garde fashion is what you crave, head straight to Zazo & Brull.
The Outpost takes its name not only from its position on the fringes of the exclusive shopping area around Passeig de Gràcia but also from its aim to always be searching and looking for the latest trends in Men’s fashion, to be always at the cutting edge. Focusing on shoes and accessories and by mixing designers such as Raf Simons and Issey Miyake with classic brands such as Church’s shoes, The Outpost man is as at once contemporary and classic, at the fore front of fashion yet still appreciating quality craftsmanship. They say accessories make the outfit, and what better place to buy those key items that finish your look than The Outpost.