If you love hunting for vintage, you’re in for a treat. For retro and street fashion you really can’t beat Barcelona. Vintage is trendy in Barcelona. The backstreets of the the Raval and Gothic are full of second-hand and vintage shops, and lately also the Eixample and Gracia neighbourhoods. It’s no wonder that vintage is thriving. And why not, amidst the economic crisis Barcelona’s residents can be quite creative.
Just cross out everything in your agenda to kick-start your vintage hunting Barcelona style, no vintage loving visitor can do without, and eat as much tapas as you can. I am sure it will be another day well spent in the bowels of this magnificent city, you’re definitely hunting in the right place. We truly love vintage! Here is part 1 of our can’t miss vintage stores:
Le Swing Vintage
Le Swing is an institution in the BCN vintage world. This boutique has cool vintage clothes likesecond-hand Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and other priceless names, all for “downgraded” prices (still not cheap) and sells also high style accessories; sister store in El Born, Blow by Le Swing.
Carrer del Rec, 16, 08003 Barcelona
Sister store of Le Swing Vintage, high end vintage store, centred around accessories. Here you can find clothes, shoes, purses, jewellery, retro sunglasses and more.
Bonaire, 6, 08003 Barcelona
Fun sort of place, sometimes haggling is possible. You need to browse through the merchandize, but might find some gems for reasonable prices.
Carrer dels Tallers, 23, 08001 Barcelona
Dive into retro feeling like a vintage Alice in Wonderland. Sometimes expensive, but unique stuff from different eras and times. Costumes can also be rented, which some theatre companies do.
Carrer de la Riera Baixa, 20, 08001 Barcelona
Located on the king of Vintage Street “Carrer de la Riera Baixa” in Barcelona this charming shop is well sorted, clothes are classified by periods. For accessories’ fans this store is a vice, the accessories selection is excellent against very affordable prices. In addition to clothing and accessories, Lullaby sells decorative items as well.
Carrer de la Riera Baixa, 22, 08001 Barcelona
A bit off the beaten path, but a must-go. This store is simply a gem. Loved browsing in this fairly large place, rocked by music of the 1950-60’s. Very good mix vintage pieces, mainly furniture and accessories, antiques, vintage toys, comics, perfume and also new clothes.
Carrer Flassaders, 42, 08003 Barcelona