30 May 2011

Vintage Stores in Barcelona

One of the things that I love to do while I’m on holiday is to scope out the vintage in that city or town. Whether it is in the form of thrift stores or vintage boutiques, I’m not picky. And to my surprise and delight, Barcelona is full of hidden vintage gems. Yesterday I stumbled across two vintage stores; Holala Ibiza and Retro City and found myself in vintage heaven.

Holala Ibiza
Probably my favourite store of the two, it was an amalgamation of clothing, art and furniture in the heart of Barcelona. I was thoroughly impressed with the collection of flares in all the colours of the rainbow, kimonos, 80s dresses and tie-dye tees (which are festival must-haves). And for the men out there it was stocked full of baseball and leather jackets, Hawaiian shirts and denim and checked shirts. One thing I love about going into a vintage store is the furniture and homeware section – think colourful school chairs, interesting lampshades and 80s vases and ornaments. And the best thing about Holala is it has an outlet just down the road.
Plaza de Castilla 2
08001 Barcelona


Retro City
Set a few hundred metres down the road from Holala, it is much smaller than Holala and if you’re into rummaging (which I certainly am) you’re destined to find some incredible pieces. Here, menswear rules with the entirety of the back section of the store dedicated to men’s t-shirts however ladies do not fear, they do have an incredible selection of skirts, hats and shoes at very reasonable prices. 
Carrer dels Tallers, 51
Barcelona, 08002

Photos taken by Jessica Rabbit

1 comment:

  1. oooo those stores look great.

    I'm the same, I must find vintage/charity no matter where I am.

    J x


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