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Shopping In Madrid

by Jaclyn Abergas | February 25th, 2010 | Travel Shopping
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I know the economy’s bad right now. So, it’s more important to know where to go to spend your money wisely, right? Here are more cities that you can visit to boost their economy by shopping.

Madrid, Spain

Although there are a lot department stores in Madrid, small specialty stores are its specialty. And there are dozens of shops that can be found in a number of shopping districts. Let me take you to them.

Salamanca

Salamanca is home to Calle Goya, Madrid’s main shopping street. If you’re looking for high-end, luxury items, Calle Goya is the place to visit. You’ll be able to buy products from Yves Saint Laurent, Donna Karan, Chanel, Versace, Gucci and many more signature brands. Madrid’s “most emblematic commercial center” also can be found in the Salamanca district, Centro Commercial ABC Serrano. This building houses up to three stories high of mostly high-fashion shops, jewelry stores and hairdressing salons. And you’ll also find a restaurant and bar at the rooftop terrace of the Centro Commercial ABC Serrano.

Puerto del Sol

Puerto del Sol houses some of the busiest shopping streets and most famous commercial centers in Madrid. Calle Preciados and its surrounding streets are pedestrian-only shopping streets and home to high-street fashion outlets and department stores, as well as traditional stores. If you’re looking to buy high-end clothes for men, then head on over to Gran Via not far away.

Chueca and Fuencarral

If you’re looking for something a little different, head on over to the Chueca and Fuencarral shopping districts. If you’d like to see and buy more unique and avant-garde fashion and products, visit the Chueca district, one of Madrid’s more cosmopolitan areas. Be sure to drop by the Fuencarral Market for some glamorous, outrageous and eccentric products. If you want anything out of the ordinary, be sure to visit this unique shopping district.

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