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Barcelona: anything of sartorial interest?

post #1 of 15
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Is there anything that is of sartorial interest in Barcelona? The last time I was there some 6 years ago, it was all about art, architecture, nice food and drinks
post #2 of 15
I think that Barcelona may have more of interest if you are into streetwear. And I think there is a Carmina shop if you want to look on shoes.
post #3 of 15
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Is there anything that is of sartorial interest in Barcelona? The last time I was there some 6 years ago, it was all about art, architecture, nice food and drinks

That was the bad news? When am I going there.....
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I think that Barcelona may have more of interest if you are into streetwear. And I think there is a Carmina shop if you want to look on shoes.

I checked Carmina's website. There is no listing of a Carmina store in Barcelona.
post #5 of 15
There is a store which stocks Carmina in Barcelona. I brought a pair there so I know. The store is not owned by nor call "Carmina". There selection is small but excellent. I found it on Google:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sa...50225149987489
post #6 of 15
If anything else fails, you can always go to El Corte Inglese at Plaza Catalunya.

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There is a store which stocks Carmina in Barcelona. I brought a pair there so I know. The store is not owned by nor call "Carmina". There selection is small but excellent. I found it on Google:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sa...50225149987489

Thanks, Sator. Any idea which lasts they have there?
post #8 of 15
I saw two stores of interest: Bel y Cia and Xanco shirtmakers. Writeup here: http://sleevehead.blogspot.com/search?q=barcelona I also checked to see if Carmina had a store in Barcelona but they do not.
post #9 of 15
I was there in August but found little of interest. The shop that sells Carmina was closed for summer holiday, but judging by the window display, they had limited selection and emphasized other, inferior brands. It had nothing in common with real Carmina stores like those in Paris and Madrid.

Another store on the main street with the Gaudi houses had some Santoni FAMs that I would have bought had they been in my size. A store across the street had Lobb. El Corte Ingles stocked mostly international brands that you could get anywhere else. In general, selections and sizing were limited, and little inspired. I gave up on shopping and enjoyed the sites instead.

From a tourist standpoint, I would recommend a day trip to Girona if you have the extra time. It's an amazingly beautiful town that made me really envy Lance Armstrong's time living and training there.
post #10 of 15
You might consider paying a visit to Bel y Cia http://www.belbarcelona.com/
post #11 of 15
I was in the Carmina store in Barcelona that Sator linked to a couple of years ago. The selection was quite good as far as I recall. I bought my first pair of Carmina shoes there.

When I was there I thought it was a Carmina owned store. I did not see any other brands there. It was therefore surprising to read this thread and learn that in fact it is not owned by Carmina.
post #12 of 15
The Carmina Shop changed his name, Mayol now, Carmina Albadalejo shoes, Barrats...
Don´t forget Bel & Cia (Edward Green)., Aramis (Brioni, Cucinelli...), and Santa Eulalia (Kiton, Brioni, Loro Piana, Santoni John Lobb...) and Mosella (Drake´s, Allen Edmonds), and Blasi.
There´s also a Hackett shop and you can buy Crockett and Jones there.
And Norman Vilalta bespoke shoemaker, he also sells Berluti.
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The Carmina Shop changed his name, Mayol now, Carmina Albadalejo shoes, Barrats...
Don´t forget Bel & Cia (Edward Green)., Aramis (Brioni, Cucinelli...), and Santa Eulalia (Kiton, Brioni, Loro Piana, Santoni John Lobb...) and Mosella (Drake´s, Allen Edmonds), and Blasi.
There´s also a Hackett shop and you can buy Crockett and Jones there.
And Norman Vilalta bespoke shoemaker, he also sells Berluti.

Great suggestions. Much more in Barcelona than I discovered on my own during a tourist trip last year.
post #14 of 15
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Is there anything that is of sartorial interest in Barcelona? The last time I was there some 6 years ago, it was all about art, architecture, nice food and drinks

Uh not to mention girls and the beach and one of the best techno music scenes in the world...

And if you happen to be by Mont Juic, check out the Barcelona Pavilion, one of the more important architectural works of the modern era...
post #15 of 15
Santa Eulalia http://www.santaeulalia.com/ - fantastic. worth a visit
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