Madrid has the best shopping in all of Spain. It is littered with fantastic shopping malls all over the city that have the newest designers, the coolest fashions and everything in between. Gran Via is the place to go if you are looking for the classic Spanish designers.
Favourites like Zara and Pull & Bear have some of their largest stores in the world here at Gran Via. Make sure to look up to the roofs of these buildings when you are in this area because there are often entertaining spectacles on top of the massive stores. Often these stores will release their latest clothing at these locations first.
If you have a larger budget for shopping and are looking for only Spain’s best, top-quality fashions then you want to go to ABC Serrano, the most affluent mall in Madrid.
In Ortega y Gasset, celebrities often come to these parts of the city to sample the best stores wares.
For the more practical shoppers, Principe Pio is a great mall conveniently located on top of a train and bus station. Because of its placement, it is often quite busy. What is nice about this shopping space is that it is not outdoor, like many other shops in Spain, but is fully covered and air conditioned. Principe Pio should have all of your favourite stores as well.
Lastly, for those of you who love to hunt for a great sale or search for that vintage piece of clothing you’ve been dreaming about you are in luck. One of the coolest shopping spaces in Madrid is located in between two awesome districts, on Fuencarral and Hortaleza.
This is the home for many of the cities hipsters, intellectuals, homosexuals and hardcore hippies. Therefore, it is hard not to have a good time exploring these streets.