Madrid design guide

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.

Madrid Design Store DO Design

Do Design

peseta madrid – local design

Madrid Design Store PESETA

A lovely design store offering beautiful, locally made textile items.

Peseta Madrid

la antigua – madrid design shop

Madrid Design shop La Antigua
Madrid design shop

A gorgeous design store, with fashion, paperware, accessories, mugs, pillows and more.

La Antigua

4 perras – vintage shop in madrid

Madrid Vintage shop 4perras
Madrid vintage shop

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.

Madrid Design Store El Moderno
Madrid concept store

El Moderno

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.  

Madrid Design shop O2
Colourful design store in Madrid

o2 Lifestyle Zone

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. 

Madrid Design Store Curiosite
Curiosite design store Madrid


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

On Calle Velarde in Malasaña include Kilmobo Vintage, Biba Vintage, Williamsburg and Alphaville.

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.

Find a room at TOTEM 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.

Book a room at Only YOU Boutique Hotel

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.

Book a room at Urban Hotel


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!

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