If there's one thing you'd expect a town like Marbella to know how to do really well, it's shop. And sure enough, Marbella shopping doesn't disappoint. From big high street chains like Zara and Mango to quirky little independent boutiques, the town offers something for everyone. We've chosen seven shops in Marbella which are independent, Spanish and might just tempt you into a bit of retail therapy during your time here...
Probably the best vintage shop on the Costa del Sol, this little boutique specialises in vintage clothing and accessories by some of the most famous fashion houses. You'll see Hermes, Dior and Gucci pieces - to name but a few designers. A real find for those who love quality vintage clothing.
Address: Calle Enrique del Castillo, 1; Marbellachicvintage.com.
Mar de Plata
Mar de Plata is an extensive jewellery shop situated in the centre of Marbella's old town. Specialising in silver and semi-precious stones, it offers an almost exhaustive choice of jewellery designs in rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Address: Calle Virgen de los Dolores, 2; Mardeplata-marbella.u-city.org.
The first address mentioned below is the larger of the two Artefacts in Marbella. Filled with pretty women's fashion, a variety of small gifts, toiletries and trendy accessories, it's a great place to swing by if you want to treat yourself or come home laden with gifts for friends.
Address: Calle Padre Enrique Cantos, 6 and Av. Del Duque de Ahumada; Artefactdeco.com.
A Marbella shopping institution, J Brown has been around for more than 30 years. Family-run, they work the leather themselves - with the trade having been passed down through the generations - and their wonderful quality leather bags and belts in a multitude of colours are a perfect 'made in Spain' memento.
Address: Calle Fortaleza, 8; Jbrowntallerdepiel.com.
Not forgetting the men... Berdaguer is one of the more high-quality men's clothing shops in Marbella. Stocking branded names such as Hackett, Burberry and Church's, this boutique has beautiful, quality, classic clothing and a variety of accessories that would keep any man happy.
Address: Calle de Ramiro Campos Turmo, 10
There's no two ways about it: Lindy G is quite simply shoe heaven. Optimising feminine Spanish style, a carefully selected range of beautiful shoes fills this boutique; expect names like Paco Gil and Luciano Padovan.
Address: Ortiz de Molinillo, 8
Atelier Marbella Crea
Atelier is a milliner boutique and school. If you’re looking for a special hat, a specific fascinator or matching shoes for an outfit, then this is the place to come. They can make anything you need - whether it involves feathers or a vintage-inspired flight of fancy - and they'll do so in every colour imaginable.
Address: Avenida Miguel Cano 6, local 2 bajo; Cursosdetocados.es.
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