An exceptional range of luxury retail on offer in Barcelona
Welcome to our latest Antares newsletter, this week exploring the exceptional range of luxury retail on offer in Barcelona. Whether you want bespoke styles by illustrious global designers or unique creations by Catalan-based artisans and craftsmen, the shopping opportunities in the city are superb.
Antares is the perfect base to explore what the city has to offer. It is well located for all the major shopping districts and offers plenty of ways to display your purchases. Fashionistas will appreciate the ample built-in wardrobes, avid interior stylists will enjoy furnishing the double height rooms and hosts will relish the inside and outside space, including the expansive terraces, to serve up locally inspired dishes and entertain family and friends in style.
If you’re spending time in Barcelona this month, here are names to bookmark for retail inspiration. And remember, our concierge is on hand around the clock to offer further suggestions – and of course to take safe delivery of all your parcels.
The Antares team
Contemporary Interior Style
At Antares we have a deep passion for outstanding interior design and several Barcelona shops share our love of contemporary style. Try Azul Tierra and Cubiñá in Eixample, two Barcelona-based trend setters, for inspiration. Luzio is another favourite while the ‘Bubble’ sofas at French brand Roche Bobois in Carrer de Paris perfectly mirror the wide curves designed by Odile Decq at Antares. Unusual in Ramon Turró is a concept store breaking new ground in the city while furniture store Noak Room in Carrer de Roc Boronat mixes contemporary design with vintage Scandinavian influences.
The Antares Barcelona selection
Passeig de Gràcia, Eixample
All of Passeig de Gràcia resonates with sophistication. This is the place to thrill at a red Cartier box or the interlinked initials of a Chanel bag. Browse the selection of pens at Montblanc, the jewels at Tiffany & Co., the fine cashmere at Loro Piana and the fashions at Dior. From Stella McCartney to Loewe, Burberry to Gucci, you’ll find a catalogue of world-famous names.
Close to Antares the shops in Poblenou reflect the youthful, international tech background of many of its residents. Mietis is a young Barcelona luxury brand, founded in 2017 and selling high quality leather goods including bags, wallets and jackets. Alblanc Atelier in Frama furniture store in Carrer de Badajoz is a favourite with the Antares team, a creative florist selling inventive bouquets. Owners at Antares who want to fill their homes with blooms before their arrival, can order delivery directly to our concierge.
Two shops in Passeig de Gràcia, Eixample highlight the best of Barcelona style. Santa Eulalia is a Barcelona institution, a family-owned department store that has championed luxury brands since 1843 and was described by GQ Magazine as simply, “the best store in the world.” There’s more exceptional men’s tailoring at Bel y Cia where a rare in-house workshop ensures a perfect fit. Spain has a reputation for excellence in creating and manufacturing shoes and Javier Morato has grown his family’s three-generation Andalucian business into a national brand. Explore his craftsmanship and range of men’s boots and shoes in his Eixample shop. Women’s fashion brand Masscob also keep design in the family. Established by a young couple from northern Spain in 2003, their classic tailoring and informal knits are stocked in high-end shops around the world. In Barcelona, you’ll find them on Carrer de Provença.