• La-a Barcelona
  • In early 2010, designer Marianne Costa and her partner Olivier, both of French-Catalan descent, were busy scouting locations for their store. When they discovered this remarkable, rustic space in the Gràcia district, they knew the search was over. Named after a wooden sculpture depicting the letter “A” that a previous tenant had left behind, la-a is a handicraft shop specializing in artisanal objects with a modern design touch. The impressive… More info
    C/ del Torrent de l'Olla 86, Barcelona, 08012
  • Meublé Barcelona
  • Seeing a gap in the market between vintage designer furniture and affordable, quirky pieces for a younger crowd, Catalan entrepeneur Claudia set up shop in a quiet side street of the bohemian Gracia district early in 2012. Just a stone’s throw from the busy thoroughfare of Gran de Gracia, Meublé is an eclectic combination of fifties rattan armchairs, stripped wooden cupboards, chic coffee tables, antique tins and delicate glass tea-sets. Much of… More info
    C/ Martínez de la Rosa 34, Barcelona, 08012
  • Nobodinoz Barcelona
  • Kids these days, eh? They grow up in the blink of an eye and before you know it, they’re cooler than you. And if anyone is guilty of helping Barcelona’s kids lead the world in the style stakes, it’s Nobodinoz. Since 2006, this design store has showcased the hippest clothing, homeware, books and toys for babies and children, and even offers art exhibitions aimed at youngsters. Run by Franco-Catalan couple, Murielle and Roman, Nobodinoz started… More info
    C/ Séneca 9, Barcelona, 08006
  • Mama benz Barcelona
  • In many African cities, Mama Benz is the affectionate name given to the powerful women who control every last detail of the transactions carried out at the bustling fabric markets. What better name then for this Gràcia trading company, run by Bibiana and Christina, a pair of travel-savvy girls with an eye for unusual products from around the world. Situated on Gran de Gràcia, Mama Benz is a bright, open space filled with all things… More info
    Gran de Gràcia 189, Barcelona, 08012
  • Sho bcn Barcelona
  • Part art gallery, part design concept store and part creative studio, SHO Bcn delivers unique urban style to the heart of Gràcia, just a few steps from lively Plaça del Sol and Plaça Vila. SHO was opened in November 2009 by art toy collector Diana Roura and her partner, Jaime Paz, who chose to fight back against the global credit crunch with a store named after the Japanese word for both ‘brilliant’ and ‘prosperous’. Inside, the minimalist décor… More info
    Travessera de Gràcia 163, Barcelona, 080012
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