Check out 7 of the best shops in Spain where you can buy fashion accessories. Some also ship internationally too!
One of the best things about heading into a new season is the chance to change up your style. With cooler weather in autumn and winter, the choice of accessories becomes even greater. From scarves, gloves, and hats, to jewellery, bags, and fitness gear, there are endless ways to change up your style simply by updating your accessories.
It took me a while to ‘love’ Spanish brands after being so used to British high street labels. I really missed River Island, TopShop, Dorothy Perkins, Monsoon, and Oasis just to name a few. But after trying out labels such as Oysho, Desigual and Bimba y Lola, I’ve been pretty impressed with the quality and style that many Spanish fashion brands have to offer.
Living in Valencia means that even when the cooler weather arrives, you can still look stylish because you don’t have to dress for wet and unpredictable weather. I have found that Valencian fashion style is generally conservative, so even in hot weather, you won’t find anything too flashy. During colder seasons where temperatures reach up to 20-25c during the day, people tend to wear layers such as shirts, jumpers, and jackets rather than thick and heavy coats.
Here are seven of the best stores in Spain you should check out this autumn – and many of them ship internationally as well!
1.Bimba y Lola
In the fifteen years since the brand was founded, Bimba y Lola has expanded to 14 countries. As one of the most-loved Spanish brands for good reason, they have a wide range of colourful and playful accessories. From scarves with wild prints to neon beanies and umbrellas, with Bimba y Lola accessories, you’re sure to stand out. They also carry a massive collection of quirky keychains to add some character to your keys or handbag.
2. Adolfo Domínguez
Owned by Adolfo Domínguez Fernández, this brand became the first in Spain to be named after its designer. In complete contrast to Bimba y Lola, Adolfo Domínguez’s style is very modern and minimalist – you won’t find many bright colours here. The item that really stands out is their jewellery, which takes inspiration from geometric and organic shapes.
3. El Corte Inglés
As the only department store left in Spain, El Corte Inglés is still around for a reason. Since its founding in 1934, the store has succeeded in keeping its designs up to trend. Their style is varied with something for everyone, but all pieces have a distinctly Spanish style. As a department store, they also carry home decor, most of which is fairly traditional in style.
Though not as large as El Corte Inglés, OYSHO carries products from multiple departments, including women’s clothing, home furnishings, and footwear. What really sets them apart is their sports section. Here you can find classic, cute, and high-quality fitness accessories. They carry Chilly’s water bottles in a variety of exclusive prints, as well as sports socks, sports bags, and blocks and mats for your yoga practice.
5. Brownie Spain
Brownie Spain describes their style as boho-chic and urban. Most of their accessories are extremely affordable without looking cheap. Though sold at a higher price point than their other products, their sunglasses really stand out with their classic, luxe style. Spending a bit more on sunglasses, reading glasses, and blue light glasses is an investment worth making to protect the health of your eyes.
Taking the top place for having the loudest and quirkiest style, this Barcelona store has had international success with locations worldwide. If you’re a fan of ponchos, this is the brand for you. Their handbags and purses are also worth a look, with many designs boasting a unique patchwork style and embroidery. Though they pride themselves on standing out, they also offer colours and styles for the more conservative shoppers out there.
7. Elisa & Eduardo Rivera
Last but not least, Elisa & Eduardo Rivera is perfect for those who like to stand out but are drawn to vintage elements rather than modern designs. Velvet floral gloves, nature-inspired jewellery, and suede sashes are just a few examples of products made in their distinct style.
Do you live in Spain? What fashion labels do you prefer? Did your favourite shop not make it onto the list? Let me know on the comment below!