The capital of Spain is all about culture, gastronomy, history, sport, leisure ... and yes, also shopping! Shopping in Madrid is a pretty unique experience. For all tastes and budgets, there is a wide variety of shops, stores and malls where you will find everything you are looking for: fashion, literature, cinema, music and endless products at your fingertips.
Planning a getaway to the capital to get lost in its shops is a different and special adventure. If you decide to go for it in January and February, you can even take advantage of the winter sales and get what you´re looking for, at the best price. Therefore, and to make it easy for you, we have made a selection of the best places to go shopping in Madrid. Keep reading and take note!
Where to shop in Madrid: the 4 areas you should know
The golden mile of the capital
From Serrano to Goya, Velázquez, Claudio Coello, Jorge Juan, Prince of Vergara, Lagasca and Ortega and Gasset, the luxury circle of Madrid is definitely worth a visit. Located in the Salamanca area, you can find the most prestigious fashion brands. We´re talking about, for example, of Hermes, Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Loewe, and so on. Not only that, you will also find high end jewelry, decoration shops and antique stores.
In addition, in some streets such as Claudio Coello, you can also find more affordable corners with the level of sophistication that characterizes this area. Uterqüe, Dolores Promesas or Pretty Ballerinas are some of the firms that, among others, await you in the adjacent streets to Serrano.
The most commercial Madrid
When you think about shopping in Madrid, your head goes straight, almost certainly, to Gran Vía, Plaza de Callao, Princesa, Puerta del Sol or Plaza Mayor. This is undoubtedly the busiest corner of the capital when it comes to shopping, and it comes as no surprise. In all these streets that run through the city center, you will find everything you are looking for and much more. Fashion, accessories, shoes, electronics, books, music, decoration ...
Also, apart from all the products, the styles are endless. Craft, traditional, modern, classic... all with their special identity. Here you can spend whole days going from shop to shop, with a really interesting gastronomy offer at hand to keep the energies high (you´ll need them, trust us!).
Cutting edge shopping
If we head to Fuencarral and Chueca, we will find a different commercial axis that stands out for its variety of styles. From the usual brands to the most innovative stores, their offer goes from hippie to gothic or alternative, among other urban groups. On the other hand, here you will find stores with unique products and those limited editions you´ve been looking for. This experience is defined in one word: personality.
The outlet store everyone talks about
Just 30 minutes away from the capital you´ll find one of the most famous outlets in the whole area, Las Rozas Village. Fashion lovers consider it a true paradise, because it´s the place to get products of the best firms at very low prices. Some of them are Armani, Adolfo Domínguez, Gucci or Ermenegildo Zelda. In short, a small golden mile with luxury discounts on luxury brands. They can go up to 60%!
These four options are the best ideas for going shopping in Madrid and, in order to be able enjoy them all in your getaway, staying in the heart of the capital is key. Our hotel in the center of Madrid, Intur Palacio San Martín, is located just 300 meters from the Puerta del Sol and a step away from the main commercial and leisure areas. Take advantage of its excellent location and give yourself a different getaway. If you book in January or February with the code TUESCAPADA, you will also enjoy a 10% discount and free breakfast the first day! It is your chance to enjoy the best shopping trip you could ever imagine.