Madrid Clothing Stores: Best of Spanish Fashion

Tending toward creative but sophisticated looks, simply put, Spanish fashion is hot. So whether you’re looking to renovate your wardrobe or buy a souvenir you will gladly use again and again, Madrid is ground zero for clothes shopping – for both men and women.

In the Spanish capital you’ll find a plethora of interesting clothing stores and beautiful clothes. It can be fun to wander around and discover new shops, but if you don’t have an unlimited amount of time or you’re looking for a smart purchase, it pays to strategize.

For a casual, modern Spanish look, women should first seek out Zara and Mango. Zara has lots of versatile pieces at good prices, while Mango clothes skew a tad more sophisticated. For everyday clothing, men should first try their hand at Adolfo Dominguez.

For a more unique Spanish look, however, women should check out the bold and perennially colorful Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, or else the romantic, more pastel colored store Biscuit. Urban-minded men, however, will find their togs at Playground.

Otherwise the Mercado Fuencarral has a great selection of distinctive clothing. It’s a good place to go if you’re looking to make a statement but you’re not exactly sure what you want yet. You’ll figure it out there! 


The latest chain to sweep Spain, Desigual specializes in up-to-the-minute street fashion and club wear. Its look is emphatically not for wall flowers as colors are generally loud, prints are louder and the cuts expose flesh with abandon. Prices...  Read More

Devota & Lomba
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Since the late 1980s Devota & Lomba has been creating attractive and elegant Spanish fashions for the capital. (The Argentine half of the duo, Jose Luis Devota, actually passed away in 1993 but the brand is still led by Spaniard Modesto...  Read More

This Galician designer's stores have become ubiquitous in Spain and his beautifully cut clothes are the mainstays of many a forty-something's wardrobe. He is best known for wonderful suits made in classic lines, soft neutral palettes and...  Read More

Clothes don't get any more bold and colorful than these fun designs from one of Spain's most distinctive and famous designers. Most successful in the children's arena, and more recently, in homeware, this wacky redheaded designer has been going...  Read More

Chueca & Malasaña

One of the major success stories in Spanish fashion, Catalan designer Custodio Dalmau became famous in the late eighties for his bright and funky T-shirts emblazoned with faces, pop art and various textiles. The range has gradually expanded to...  Read More


The undisputed queen of the high street crop, Zara dominates both Spanish and international markets. Apart from low prices, its success lies in the speed with which it has copies of catwalk fashions on the racks and that fact that new stock...  Read More

Chueca & Malasaña

Playground is a fun, hip store that sells men's casual and athletic shoes from brands like Nike, Fred Perry, Hummel, Le Coq Sportif, Vans, Converse, Reebok and New Balance in a wide variety of colors. While the store isn't that big, it has two...  Read More

Chueca & Malasaña

Mercado Fuencarral is a good place to make your wardrobe more interesting. The centrally located Mercado is a hip alternative mall filled with dozens of clothing shops, some of them from independent designers. The shops tend to carry more unique...  Read More

Chueca & Malasaña

Inspired by romance and the best of vintage clothing, Biscuit is a sweet boutique for women's clothing and accessories. It's hard to put my finger on, but to me it also has a faintly French innocent schoolgirl style (but definitely not the...  Read More


With outlets all over the city, this Barcelona-based fashion chain is one of the big guns on the Spanish high street. Styles are modern and change monthly with looks coming straight off the catwalk and onto the shelves. Prices are not rock...  Read More


Meet Sarah Rogers

Born and raised in northern California, Sarah grew up to become an expat, traveler and wordsmith. She spent seven years in Madrid, Spain and now calls Buenos Aires, Argentina home. She has had...  More About Sarah

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