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August 27, 2013

Barcelona’s Top Shopping Destination

By Melissa Biggs Bradley | Shopping

Carrer Flassaders
Photo courtesy of Muna

A narrow stretch of pavement amid Barcelona’s grander thoroughfares, Carrer Flassaders, in the El Born neighborhood, has been transformed from nondescript back alley into major retail destination. A partial list of must-visit boutiques: Muna (No. 34), for children’s clothes; Gamaya (No. 36), for resortwear made for Ibiza or Majorca; and Les Enfants Terribles (No. 31), a seriously fashionable men’s and women’s boutique that sells straight-from-the-runway pieces from the likes of Ted Baker and Dior. The street’s glamorous shift reminds us that it’s never too late for a makeover—even in a metropolis more than 2,000 years old.

Bradley is the founder and CEO of the luxury travel outfitter Indagare. For more information, go to indagare.com.

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