Valencia is truly amazing for anyone who wants to combine their city-trip with shopping for great outfits to show-off at home. Prices are much lower in comparison to other Northern European countries and even the choice in mainstream fashion like Zara, H&M or Mango is far more colorful and interesting.
In fact most of my friends who come and visit me to enjoy Valencia, check in an extra bag at the airport to bring back their coolest purchases. Especially shops like Bershka, Stradivarius and many of the “Chino” shops, get fully inspected while they burst out saying: ‘That has my name on it! I’m buying every color!’
Main shopping streets like Calle Colon, Calle Ruzafa, Calle Don Juan de Austria and Calle Sant Vicente Mártir are easily to be found. Don’t get confused by the use of two languages on street-signs though. Valencian is the official language of the autonomous Valencian Community. Spanish (Castellano) has official status in all of Spain.Shopping-malls are spread around the city which are recommendable for those who want the main shops at one spot. Especially on hot days the air-conditioning is most welcome while carrying your bags from one shop to the other.
But let’s not forget the Vintage boutiques, hidden designer shops and hand-made fashion for those who want something really special. Pop-up stores in El Carmen, arty collections in Ruzafa and classy shoe shops in Canovas aren’t easily to be found. So just book one of my fabulous shopping tours and follow me from one surprise to the next.