Picture this: you’re walking down La Rambla in a crowd of people, your vision flooded by grays and blacks. Suddenly, out of the fog of conformity appears a burst of color and your eyes are drawn to it like a bumble bee to pollen. Luminous pink fabric with little neon green mustaches that spread across them. They are peeking out at you and almost mesmerizing you as you pass by. You don’t know how, but somehow this person is pulling off the look and you are intrigued. Their non-conformist and almost rebellious appearance inspires you and you crack a smile, wondering “Where can I get socks like that?”.
American Socks, where they “dare to be different”, specializes in the knee-high, solid white with colorful bands around the cuff, retro 70’s sock. But they also have mid-height socks in similar styles. All their socks are designed and manufactured in the city and they only use eco-friendly cotton and dye.
Pacific and Co.
Pacific and Co. whose “socks are dope”, also design and manufacture in the city of Barcelona and are available in more than 10 locations in the city. They use original colorful designs on socks of various lengths, that range from feathers and landscape portraits with animals to geometric shapes and even tasteful text designs. They are dedicated to selling not only cool but also high-quality socks.
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Laser Barcelona was established in 2010, also in Barcelona. Their socks proudly display their brand and use attractive colors to exhibit their vision. Their flagship store is located in Ciutat Vella, where they sell their famous socks, original clothing, and even unique skateboard decks.
Laser Barcelona‘s flagship store is located at Carrer Doctor Dou, 2.
Parachanclas is a cultural and business initiative that is taking stylish socks to new levels in Barcelona. They love the Catalan capital so much that, to pay homage to the city, they name their socks after the city’s neighborhoods. Their unique and stylish designs consist of lines, dots, drawings and patterns.
Happy Socks sell their products in Barcelona but they actually originated in Sweden, in 2008. Their objective is to “spread happiness” by turning socks into expressive accessories for creative people. Their unisex sock collection is rich, with socks of every color, design, and pattern you can think of. To bring exclusive designs to their collection, they regularly collaborate with various designers, companies, and artists such as Snoop Dogg and the Billionaire Boys Club.
Sockaholic is a Spanish brand of socks created in Madrid. Their main goal is to offer the public a range of high-quality cotton socks with an urban and fresh design. All of their products are designed and produced in Europe, using Oeko-Text certified cotton, which guarantees that no harmful substances were used to create the product.
You can find Sockaholic products at Ashi at Carrer de Provença, 225.
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Mr. Lopez is an online shop which sells Spanish-made socks worldwide. High socks, short socks, they have them all, decorated with traditional or irreverent patterns such as Pacman, cosmopolitan glasses, and watermelons. They often have a promotion going on, like “buy 4 get 1 free”, and they offer free shipping for purchases of over 30€.
As stated above, Mr. Lopez doesn’t have a physical shop so you will have to make your purchases online.
Monkysocks is another Spanish socks brand that offers quirky products for both men and women. The company sees socks not only as another piece of clothing but as something that can bring an outfit together or make the whole ensemble pop. All of their products are designed and manufactured locally.
Monkysocks doesn’t have a store in Barcelona but you can order your socks from them online.
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