The Best Shops in Born, Barcelona

The Best Shops in Born, Barcelona

 

In recent years, Born has transformed itself from a maze of dingy back streets into an alluring labyrinth of luxury designer shops. Granted, you will most likely spend the afternoon weaving in and out the rabbit holes, dipping into every store you come across, but this is all part of the fun! Get some direction from the list we've compiled below. Happy hunting!

 

  1. Continuará Comics

    Albert Mestres has been a comic lover for as long as he can remember. In 1980 he converted his hobby into his career, opening comic-book mecca Continuarà on bustling Via Laietana, just around the corner from Barcelona’s Cathedral…

    Via Laetana 29, 08003 Barcelona

  2. Sans & Sans

    Located just a few steps from Santa Maria del Mar Church in the Borne district, Sans & Sans Fine Tea Merchants offers floor-to-ceiling shelves brimming with over 300 varieties of tea. The business has been passed down through…

    C/ Argenteria 59, 08003 Barcelona

  3. Cafés El Magnífico

    Opened by the Sans family in 1919, Cafés El Magnífico is a treasure trove of single-origin coffees from every corner of the world: from Ethiopia, Kenya and Java to Nicaragua, Colombia and India. From its base in the Borne…

    C/ Argenteria 64, 08003 Barcelona

  4. Impossible Project

    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…

    C/ Tantarantana 16, 08003 Barcelona

  5. Natalie Capell

    In the old-world spirit of her clothes, Natalie Capell’s small boutique is hidden away in the depths of the picturesque gothic quarter. Opened in 2002, the shop is undeniably sumptuous, evoking a gloomy 1920’s charm – an era of…

    C/ Carassa 2, 08003 Barcelona

  6. Miriam Ponsa

    Located a few blocks off Via Laietana in the heart of Borne, Miriam Ponsa’s edgy womenswear store is a far cry from the cheaply made, mass produced highstreet shops in the centre. Hailing from Manresa, with a degree in Fine Art…

    C/ Princesa 14, 08003 Barcelona

  7. Almacén Marabi

    Located just around the corner from the Picasso Museum in the trendy Born district, Almacen Marabi displays its rainbow-hued wares against a backdrop of warm tones and soft lights. Handmade rag dolls and patchwork figures of all…

    C/ Cirera 6, 08003 Barcelona

  8. 24 Kilates

    Half-way between showroom and shop, 24 Kilates is the go-to place in Barcelona for all things street, from retro sneakers, hoodies and jeans to accessories, books and toys. Situated across the road from Estació de França train…

    C/ Comerç 29, 08003 Barcelona

  9. La Clinique

    The brainchild of two friends, Benito & Manolo from France, La Clinique is a boutique in El Born specializing in rare shades, sneakers and other lifestyle accessories. We're talking original, unused specs from the '60s, '70s and…

    C/ dels Mirallers 7, 08003 Barcelona

  10. Casa Gispert

    One hundred fifty years ago, the world was a much slower place. Things may have changed nowadays, but Casa Gispert believes the old ways are still the best. Open since 1851, E&A Gispert has been roasting nuts and coffee ever…

    C/ Sombrerers 23, 08003 Barcelona