Madrid has wonderful design shops, vintage fashion and concept stores. Find out all about them in this Madrid design guide.
On my last visit to Madrid, I found and booked at a lovely flat in Malasaña without even knowing that it was the coolest neighbourhood in the city.
When I left the flat to explore the streets nearby I found myself in design heaven.
Malasaña attracts the hipster crowd, and two of my favourite streets there are Calle de la Palma and Calle Velarde.
These are full of vintage and design stores, mostly small shops selling fashion, furniture and quirky things.
Malasaña borders the other hip neighbourhood called Chueca, which is also Madrid’s gay village, so you’ll probably visit both when you walk around that area.
In this guide I’ll tell you about some great design shops in Madrid, mostly around Malasaña but also in other parts of the city.
Madrid is a very walkable city, you can easily see all of these stores while strolling around the city in a day or two.
Do Design – Madrid concept store
A large, spacious concept store with beautiful wooden floors.
It has a large selection of items: fashion, kitchenware, textiles, furniture, accessories, framed prints and some paperware. A very elegant collection.
Peseta Madrid – Local design
A lovely design store offering beautiful, locally made textile items.
La Antigua – Madrid design shop
A gorgeous design store, with fashion, paperware, accessories, mugs, pillows and more.
4 Perras – Vintage shop in Madrid
The sign outside says “Oddities and Old Junk” and inside you’ll find a marvellous world of vintage.
A personal favourite and a great place to find original gifts.
El Moderno – Concept store in
Another large concept store, brightly lit and inviting. It has houseware, ceramics, fashion accessories, paperware, some very cool framed art and much more.
o2 Lifestyle Zone
Located in the very centre of Madrid on Calle del Carmenm this large design shop features mostly contemporary design.
It has two floors and sells colourful, sometimes kitschy items, from fashion to homeware.
Curiosite – Original gifts & gadgets
Cute, surprising and unusual tech gadgets. A place to find original gift ideas and get in touch with your geeky side.
Palmapapel – Paper design
A small stationary shop and workshop with simply great paperware, from notebooks to cardboard boxes.
Magpie – Madrid vintage fashion
A large vintage store, full of gorgeous dresses, blouses, hats, scarves etc. from different decades. You’ll find some posters advertising cool events at the entrance.
More vintage stores in Madrid
You can’t miss any of them as it’s a pretty narrow street and they’re all there right next to each other.
Not too far from there you’ll find more vintage fashion at Flamingos Vintage Kilo which is a chain with several stores across Spain, and the rather spacious Retro City.
Madrid Design Hotels – Where to stay in Madrid
Design lovers will love Madrid’s design and boutique hotels.
They provide a unique experience and different urban styles.
TOTEM Madrid design hotel
A lovely luxury hotel with super elegant rooms in a trendy location in Salamanca, an upscale part of Madrid.
Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid
A highly rated boutique hotel in Chueca, a cool part of the city.
This hotel features original décor and was awarded the
international award Best Boutique Hotel in the World in the Design category.
Urban Hotel, Madrid
A chic design hotel in Madrid in a central location.
It’s the place to stay if you want a stylish experience, plus the extras of a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool and a Turkish steam bath.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this selection of places to visit in Madrid for design lovers, hipsters and vintage hunters. The city has a lot more to offer. If you have a favourite design store in Madrid, comment below!