Tired of shopping in the same old stores, only to find the same old items? Then try digging a little deeper. Barcelona is an eclectic city with lots of talented individuals who produce one of a kind pieces.
Here are some of the places where you can buy cool designer items in Barcelona.
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XXL Hardware is a modern jewelry store for rock and roll men and women, selling cool and original pieces for those who don’t like to wear jewelry but something completely different. Each piece is handmade by the artisans of XXL Hardware and can be adjusted at the store at the moment of purchase. The store sells belts, purses, rings, earrings, bracelets and more, using materials like leather, silver and gold. And if you see something you like but would prefer to tweak it a little bit, XXL Hardware’s artisans will do that on the spot, in the shop’s workshop.
XXL Hardware is located at Carrer de les Ramelleres, 9.
Palo Alto Market
The Palo Alto Market, which happens at least once a month, is a trendy street market where you can buy unique design, decoration and clothing items.
After you finished shopping, you can grab a bite in one of the various food stands, visit some of the exhibits, watch a live concert or participate in a workshop.
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OMG BCN is one of those stores you take pleasure in visiting because every item they sell is so original and cool. The store is owned by Iu and Estela, who bet on the talent of local artists who bring them some of the nicest designer pieces in town.
Pay a visit to OMG BCN, at Plaça de la Llana, 7. You won’t regret it!
Olso Barcelona is an awesome association of artists and artisans located in the neighborhood of Gràcia, where they showcase and sell their art without any middlemen, giving them the opportunity to offer accessible and fair prices. At, you can find anything from paintings to earrings, postcards, hats, intricate hairpieces, mugs, small furniture, candles, clothing… a limitless amount of original articles.
Olso Barcelona is located at Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 164.
Wawas is the type of store you stumble upon by accident, turning into one of your favorite location in town. Originally a souvenir shop, Wawas developed into a nest of retro, cool items that include felt dogs with a personality, creative vinyl to glue on your walls, a variety of eccentric books, notebooks, t-shirts, magnets, paintings, mugs and even some candy.
Wawas is located at Carrer dels Carders, number 14.