• 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
  • Fantastik Barcelona
  • Fantastik is a bazaar for the bizarre, a singular treasure trove of tchotchkes from 20 countries, including India, Mexico, Senegal, Portugal, East Germany and Japan. Owner Juan Ramon originally opened shop in the Barri Gòtic in 2005, before moving to the Raval in 2009. An avid traveller, Juan wanted his store to bring together some of the most intriguing items he encountered on his worldwide wanderings. These days Fantastik's inventory boasts… More info
    C/ Joaquin Costa 62, Barcelona, 08001
  • Mà a mà Barcelona
  • The charming Mà a Mà boutique is just a few steps from the imposing Santa Maria del Mar Church. Its unique jewelry and handmade products are created by Spanish independent designers, crochet virtuosos and recycling artists. This is the perfect place to find innovative design combined with traditional craftsmanship. There are knitted clothes, stuffed toys and crocheted cupcakes. It also stocks unique pieces of woven jewelry, which are handmade in… More info
    C/ Canvis Nous 4, Barcelona, 08003
  • Chandal Barcelona
  • Regardless how you feel about the ongoing gentrification of El Raval, there's no doubting the abundance of unique shopping opportunities in Barcelona's most infamous neighborhood. Few stores exemplify the area's entrepreneurial spirit like Chandal. Opened in 2008 by three die-hard proponents of analog photography named Isabel, Jorge and Angeles, Chandal is an eclectic treasure trove of retro fare from the latter half of the 20th century. This is… More info
    C/ Valldonzella 29, Barcelona, 08001
  • Nostàlgic Barcelona
  • At a time when capturing digital images has never been easier, this bright little store pays homage to the golden days of analog photography. Tucked away on a narrow street just off Gran de Gràcia, Nostàlgic flies the flag for traditional photography, offering all manner of old-school cameras, from vintage Kodaks to legendary Polaroids. It’s run by a pair of siblings, whose dream of reviving the art of pure photography meshes perfectly in the… More info
    C/ Goya 18 , Barcelona, 08012
  • Impossible project Barcelona
  • Suitably nestled in the elegant yet hip Born district and barely a block from the city’s Photographic Archive, The Impossible Project threw open its doors in December 2011, with other shops already enjoying cult status in Berlin, Vienna and New York. The managers of this branch, Isabel and Jorge, also own Chandal - the Raval-based home of kitsch photography paraphernalia - so they are perfectly positioned to understand the venture that has led… More info
    C/ Tantarantana 16, Barcelona, 08003
  • Gal gallery Barcelona
  • The affluent neighborhood of Sant Gervasi is where you’ll find the cultured Gal Gallery. This elegant establishment is an anthropologist's dream, stocking interesting pieces from all over the World, different periods and a variety of styles: from wicker and rattan items, ethnic design pieces to brightly coloured handblown glass jars, provencal style furniture and vintage posters. They have also included a selection of contemporary gift items… More info
    C/ San Eusebio 47, Barcelona, 08006
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