If you are bored of the same old shops that plaster the high street and want a breath of fresh air, then why not venture to Verdi? It has long been one of Gràcia’s liveliest streets, where business and culture are the focus, and bars and independent shops of all descriptions are battling for space. The quirky offbeat vibes of this street have now extended beyond to de L’or, where traditional shops have taken on new projects making it the perfect place to explore. Here are some trendy shops in Gracia to visit!
If you are looking for a statement piece and the high street brands just aren’t inspiring you, then why not head to Revolution? This vintage haven is perfect to find that unique item that will instantly make your outfit va va voom and has an added benefit of not maxing out your credit cards! Revolution is filled from floor to ceiling with beautiful vintage clothing that is in impeccable condition, from rockabilly leather, 50s glamorous dresses, retro sunglasses, beautiful delicate 1920s purses and so much more. A person can spend many a happy hour searching through this shop of wonders – the more you search, the more likely you are to find that hidden gem. Plus remember ‘nothing haunts you like the vintage you didn’t buy’! Even if you’re not a vintage lover, it is worth a look in. Who knows, it might surprise you! Find them on Facebook.
C/ Verdi, 80 08012 Barcelona
This kooky little laboratory of sugary treats is a perfect destination for those of you who are sugar fiends! Çukor specialises in traditional recipes from around the world which are free from gluten and egg. They make liquorice from old-fashioned dutch recipes, Brazilian coconut balls, Danish ‘berlingots’ and Turkish ‘pismaniye’. What’s more you can actually watch how these gems of colourful sweetness are made right before your very eyes from start to finish. The three experts who own this wonderful sweet shop are Hungarian Peter Nagi, Frenchman Manuel Abraham and Spaniard Jabier Proveda. They believe their sweets have more in common with health foods than your typical sweets; an even better reason to grab a couple of bags!! It really is quite a place to see. You can also find them on Facebook.
C/ Verdi, 58, 08012 Barcelona
The VOS Shop stocks the latest trends for hombres. The style is a mixture between the simple, classic and modern man, and an innovative man. The shop has become a point of reference for many a stylish spanish man, as well as those who enjoy brands such as Religion, Dr. Denim, Nümph, and Gsus. It’s a chilled out shop and has a great no-pressure shopping vibe – perfect for those who just want to browse. Although it can be a little on the pricey side, everything you buy is guaranteed to be of fantastic quality and a great addition to your wardrobe. Find them on Facebook
C/ Verdi, 24, 08012 Barcelona
The Costuretas Social Club is a cute little pay-as-you-go sewing workshop, where many self taught dressmakers head to use the specialist workshop to create their masterpieces. Its especially great for those of you who enjoy arts and crafts. There are specialist workshops where you can pick up some new techniques and finish an original craft project in a single lesson. The owners of this adorable shop are a mother and daughter who make sure to keep a stream of new, exciting and contemporary craft ideas on offer. They also have a kitchen and a petite garden for you to go and relax, and let your creative juices flow before heading back to your work. If you don’t want to stay and make something, they do have some craft merchandise on sale such as DIY knits for you to take away and do on your own time. You can also find them on Facebook.
C/ Verdi 81 08012 Barcelona
This adorable shop is just like stepping into a dollhouse – with mint green and pink wallpaper, it is every young girl’s dream. Los patines de Celia (Celia’s rollerskates) is owned by Celia and her sister who travel to cities such as Paris and Berlin to find the most beautiful and elegant clothes around. It is clear that the ladies know what they are doing as their choice of clothes are gorgeous, ranging from stunning dresses all the way down to adorable and sparkly socks. Not only do they excel in the clothes department, but their jewellery is to die for; their shoes are sophisticated, and the handmade handbags exquisite. This shop is an absolute delight and the ladies who work there are friendly and most helpful. Find them on Facebook.
C/ Vendi, 28, 08012 Barcelona