Marbella Shopping Guide
We get asked by our guests for a Marbella Shopping Guide so we have put a quick one together. It’s a shopper’s paradise especially if you like your designer brands. Remember that the smaller stores in particular will close for siesta at 2pm-5pm and that most shops are not open on Sunday, but otherwise you can pretty much shop all day until 10pm in Marbella.Here’s a short Marbella Shopping Guide to help you find your way around.
For serious shoppers, head for the Avenida Ricardo Soriano in Marbella.
There are a number of shopping centres to choose from.
La Canada is the largest shopping centre in the Costa del Sol, and has over 150 stores. There are a number of affordable high street brands such as Topshop, H&M and Zara, as well as a selection of jewellery, sport and furniture shops. There’s a variety of restaurants as well as fast food near by including KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King or locate a traditional Spanish eatery. This centre even features a cinema and bowling alley, so there’s something for all the family.
El Corte Ingles is a bit like a Spanish Selfridges or Harrods and is Spain’s largest department store chain. You can find this all over the country as well as in Marbella but is still worth putting in the Marbella Shopping Guide because of the variety and size. It spans six floors, and includes perfumes, makeup, footwear, handbags, fashion and more. In addition to all the latest fashion trends there is a hairdressers and a selection of trendy cafes including a Champagne bar with Moët and Chandon on tap.
They also have a new food hall comprising of several fantastic restaurants which offer sumptuous delights for all taste buds, a very trendy Gastro Bar and a gourmet shop with an incredible range of Champagnes, Wines, and gastronomic specialities both local delicacies as well as more sought after luxury items.
Whatever you do don’t miss the marina area of Puerto Banus where you will find every designer you can imagine. The frontline boulevard is full of the most renowned international names in the boutiques where you will find the latest collections from the most exclusive designers.
Traditional Marbella Markets
Marbella Monday Street Market
There are over 360 stalls showcasing everything from clothes, shoes, leather goods and food. As the name suggests it’s every Monday and as well as the stalls there’s an accompanying fairground for the kids. It’s completely acceptable to barter in order to get a bargain, and you’ll find the products are more than affordable here than in the bigger shops. When it comes to food and drink there is a range of pop up restaurants.
One of the most stunning, artistic markets in Marbella, you’ll find paintings, sculptures, ceramics, accessories, jewellery and perfumes whilst walking around under orange blossoms. It’s smaller than the more traditional Monday market but this has the creative edge with live jazz music every Sunday.
The fact that this is a holiday resort doesn’t mean you’re limited to high street shops and market bargains. There is a large number of designer shops in Marbella, including Louis Vuitton next to the marina, and Michael Kors – famous for their luxury bags.