Our Guide to Sustainable Shopping in Barcelona will offer you some sneak peeks of the most beautiful vintage, responsible or local crafts shops we’ve discovered in Barcelona! Get yourself and your loved ones some unique souvenirs, made with love and designed to last for a long, long time!
Barcelona is a vibrant, colorful city, well-known for its shopping opportunities. Spain is the country where many fashion brands were born, yet there are so much more shopping alternatives in the city of Barcelona, and shops that don’t carry the same products that are already available all around Europe. Let’s have a look at our favorite spots!
1. Losaida bcn
We found this shop by chance and we were hooked on it! The vintage decor is truly inspiring and makes you feel like you’ve entered a different time. From vintage clothing to more expensive vintage decor pieces, this stunning shop is a veritable retro experience.
The prices are not the cheapest, but if you’re willing to invest in a high-quality piece of clothing, with a unique design or print, this is the perfect choice for you! Just to give you an idea, a man’s shirt is about 60 euros (68$).
Our favorite pieces in this shop: men’s wear. If you’re looking for a gift for your boyfriend, husband, dad, etc., this is the place to find something special.
Store Address: Carrer dels Flassaders, 42, 08003 Barcelona, Spain. Closest metro stop: Jaume I (L4) or Barceloneta (L4).
2. Home on Earth
We are so happy to have discovered this shop! The concept behind it is amazing. Every single item in this shop is made responsibly, by artists, craftsmen or communities that are trying to raise funds for a special cause.
Each category of products has a tag, offering you insights about how they’re made, the story behind and, if the case, if buying this product means you’re offering your contribution to a certain cause. As far as we’re concerned, we also had a pleasant experience talking to the people who worked in the shop. They were so kind, and briefly presented us some of their favorite products and the story behind them.
All in all, we totally recommend you check out this shop. It’s in the Gothic Quarter, within easy reach from La Rambla boulevard, it’s a pity not to include it on your list of shopping spots. Home on earth is our favorite feature in our Guide to Sustainable Shopping in Barcelona.
Some of the things we loved most: the coconut lamps and the cinnamon holders (these not only look great, but they smell of cinnamon as well).
You can also find this store in Berlin, or shop a few of their products in their online store. Find out more about them on their website.
3. Orígens craft & design (local product)
This shop was right across the street from our Airbnb in Barcelona, and each time we passed it, the most adorable dog was soaking up the sun, guarding the entrance to this lovely boutique. To be honest, the dog was the main reason we decided to go inside.
Unfortunately, we seem to have lost the lovely photos we had from inside the store, but we’ll insert some of our favorite items from their website, just to give you an idea of the style and prices. This shop is a bit more expensive than the others, but the pieces are such good quality, the materials used are really good and everything is made in Spain.
Have a look at their online store, to get an idea, but keep in mind that they have a larger variety of products in the actual shop. If you have the time, don’t hesitate to check it out! It’s very close to Boqueria Market and Las Ramblas.
4. Flamingos Club
Our guide to sustainable shopping in Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without some vintage shops. Consequently, we introduce Flamingos Club, a vintage store where you’ll find the most colorful vintage jackets, old-school and fancy dresses, Vans and Converse shoes, and other sick accessories.
Our favorite items from this shop: jackets. They have a great selection of amazing vintage jackets, and if you love the 70s style and look, if you’re in love with Stranger Things and that kind of aesthetic, this is a store you can’t miss!
5. The Gothic Market
The last stop of our guide to sustainable shopping in Barcelona is an open-air market. The Gothic Market (or Mercat Gòtic) is conveniently placed in front of one of Barcelona’s main attractions: Barcelona Cathedral. Consequently, you can check two places off your list, by heading over to this lively spot in the heart of the Gothic Quarter.
This market offers a variety of vintage and antique pieces, some pricier than others. Antique jewelry and accessories, vintage statues and figurines, silverware, plates, toys, old pick-up records, comics and magazines, everything has its special place here.
Finally, to give you some more motivation to stop by this colorful market, we leave you with a photo of the stunning Barcelona Cathedral, located right behind these boutiques. Shopping with the best view:
All the shops featured in our Guide to Sustainable Shopping in Barcelona are centrally located, very close to La Rambla boulevard. We suggest you plan a stop to Boqueria Market to get a bite to eat, in between locations. Check out our blog post showing you the best of this market, vegan options included.
What are your tips for Sustainable Shopping in Barcelona?
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