Spain has become a great showcase of the latest fashion trends and a reference for shopping tourism, thanks to such well-known designers as Manolo Blahnik, Josep Font, Roberto Verino and Pertegaz, who designed Queen Letizia’s wedding dress. It also boasts great myths of Haute Couture like the Basques Paco Rabanne and Cristóbal Balenciaga, the latter with an impressive museum in his hometown, Getaria, near San Sebastian.
It is precisely in this city that the Zara fashion empire opened the largest store in Spain and one of the largest in the world. Other Spanish textile brands such as Loewe, Mango and Desigual have stores in almost all the cities across the country.
On the other hand, we can meet leading international designers and the most exclusive brands in the "golden miles" of many Spanish cities, such as Serrano in Madrid, or the Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona, or hire a personal shopper to assess and discover avant-garde local designers and the best boutiques on our behalf.
Art lovers must not miss the art galleries and antique shops and the inimitable handmade products, the result of many centuries of tradition, such as Seville ceramics, Toledo Damascene work or Camariñas bobbin lace.