Barcelona is a great city for shopping. Here, you will find the most glamorous stores like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Michael Kors, and Yves Saint Laurent. There are also alternative, independent stores that offer one of a kind clothes, like Andrea Martinez, Green Lifestyle, and Verdejade. If you prefer more affordable items, you can find plenty of fast fashion stores such as H&M, Zara, Pull&Bear, and Primark. If you don’t have that much money to spend on shopping, but also don’t want to have to settle for clothes whose style and quality you don’t like, then ShBarcelona advises you to dedicate some time to exploring Barcelona’s outlet scene.
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La Roca Village
La Roca Village is an open-air shopping center with more than 130 stores that sell products by luxury and upscale brands at discounted prices. Some of the brands you can find at La Roca Village include Adolfo Domínguez, Armani Outlet, Burberry, Calvin Klein Jeans, Diesel, Elena Mirò, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren and Tag Heuer. The outlet mall offers some services like hands-free shopping, which means you can buy anything you want without having to carry your bags from store to store, and can instead have them sent to the Tourist Information Center to be picked up later. Another very useful service they offer is that of tax refund and money exchange. If you need help with your shopping and feel like sprucing up your style, you can also hire the mall’s personal shopper service. La Roca Village is located at Santa Agnès de Malanyes, a 40-minute drive from the center of Barcelona. You can also get to La Roca Village by train, leaving from Barcelona Sants, or take the Shopping Express bus from Passeig de Gràcia 6, Fòrum or the World Trade Center. The mall is open from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm.
Shoppers who love Mango will be delighted to know that the brand has an outlet store very close to the center of the city. At Mango Outlet you can find both men and women’s clothing with up to 40% discounts. The store receives new stock almost every day, so be sure to pop by to take a look at the new pieces. If you prefer to shop online, you can have the items delivered to your home for free, as long as you purchase at least 30€ in clothing. Mango Outlet is located at Carrer de Girona, 37. The easiest way to get there is by taking the yellow line (L4) of the subway, exiting at Girona or the purple line (L2), exiting at Tetuan. Mango Outlet is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm.
Burberry is a brand that was created over 160 years ago and has since become a recognized name in luxury fashion. If you have always admired the clothing sold by the brand but were never able to afford it, try paying a visit to the Burberry Outlet, which offers discounts that range from 50% to 70%. You can find the Burberry Outletat Calle de València, 640. The best way to get there is to take the purple (L2) or red (L1) line of the subway, exiting at Clot. The Burberry Outlet is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8:30 pm.
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SOM Multiespai is a mall a little bit removed from the city, where you can find great discounts. It is not as high-class as La Roca Village, focusing on more popular, affordable brands like Bershka, Desigual, Lefties, Mango, Pull&Bear and Diesel. The mall also has shoe stores, phone stores, movie theatres and supermarkets. SOM Multiespai is located at Av. Rio de Janeiro, 42, 20 minutes away from the center of Barcelona. To get to the outlet mall by subway, take the red line (L1) exiting at Fabra i Puig, the yellow line (L4) exiting at Llucmajor or the blue line (L5) exiting at Virrei Ama. You can also take buses number 11, 26, 34, 36, 62, 73, 96, 97, 104, 122, 126 or 132. Heron City is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm.
Viladecans The Style Outlets
Viladecans The Style Outlets, is another outlet mall where you can find a mix expensive brands and affordable such brands as Guess, Oakley, Bimba & Lola, The Body Shop, Mexx and Pepe Jeans. The mall offers a free personal shopper service, which comes with a 10% discount on your purchases. They also have a style advisor service with a personal stylist who will tell you about the latest trends and help your shopping experience go smoothly. The Style Outlets is located at Carretera de la Vila, 90, in Viladecans. The best way to get there is by car or taking the shuttle bus 21 from Plaza e Cataluña, or shuttle bus 353 which leaves from Plaza España. The Style Outlet is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm.
* Main photo by Jorge Franganillo via VisualHunt
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