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Shopping in Mallorca the capital city of shopping in the Balearics.

Shopping in Mallorca the capital city of shopping in the Balearics.

Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of shopping in the Balearics. Designer brands, independent boutiques, major high street and international brands, department stores, local artisan shops, antique shops and markets, Palma has everything to satisfy the wishes of any fashionista, gift shopper, collector, high street enthusiast and window shopper! The warm climate, opening hours of 10am – 8pm 7 days a week and great location of this thriving city, make Palma the perfect destination for shopping, all year round.

Palma is the perfect size for shopping, big enough to offer every variety of shop that one would expect from a capital city, yet small enough to walk around easily. Its quaint and historic narrow streets are a delight to wander through, browsing into little designer boutiques, local artisan shops selling fine handcrafted island wares and delicious local food produce along the way, all set within some of the best architecture on the island.

The famous streets of Unió and La Rambla in Palma are laced with exquisite architectural buildings which line the streets. As you meander along the avenues, you will find beautiful Modernist and Gothic structures lining the way. A range of shops can be found in these locations including fashion boutiques and chocolate shops such as Chocolat Factory with its tempting mouth watering displays. La Rambla, instantly makes a memorable impact on any passer-by, famous for its flower seller lined thoroughfare with pretty and fragrant floral displays.

Palma is the home of designer shopping in Mallorca. The prestigious world class designer destination Passeig des Borne’, is the ‘designer street’ for luxury shopping in Mallorca and has earned the title of the ‘Golden Mile’. Leading on from Palma’s majestic Gothic architectural wonder, the cathedral ‘La Seu’, you will find a plethora of luxury international brands such as Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Zara, Hugo Boss as well as Spain’s popular Uterqüe Boutique. Also to be discovered along this luxury lined promenade in Palma are fine jewellery and watches from Relojería Alemana, and a luxurious and unique range which includes fashion, interiors, art, gifts and more, from the Swedish owned lifestyle concept store Rialto Living. Luckily, Burberry is also on hand for your designer travel luggage needs, so that you can transport all of your beloved new purchases back home!

Avinguda Juame III is one of Palma’s newest streets. In its short 30 year old life, it has managed to become one of it’s most famous addresses for designer shopping in Mallorca.  Avenida Jaume III, is a very elegant street with numerous enticing treasures to be found. Along this stretch you will find Cortefiel, Cartier, Loewe, Rituals, Massimo Dutti, Mont Blanc, and El Corte Inglés, Spain’s famous department store chain. New generation Spanish designer labels Desigual, Camper and Custo, can also be found on this glamorous boulevard in Palma.

If you are more into high street shopping then this Palma will not disappoint! Zara, Zara Home, H&M, Mango, Kiko, C&A, Bijou Brigitte are amongst the familiar names dotted around this city.

If you are looking for something a little different then exploring down one of the tiny side streets and ancient passageways of Palma, such as Via Veri, or along the maze of pedestrianised cobbled streets behind Passeig des Born heading towards Plaça Cort, is a real experience. These charming little lanes are laced with independent shops, upmarket boutiques, interior designers, art galleries, cafe’s and even the odd historic palace or two! Just on from Plaça Cort is Carrer Colón. Some of the shops here have managed to maintain their original storefronts from around 100 years ago, giving a little glimpse into some of this island’s charming past.

When you need a little refreshment break from your designer shopping in Palma, you can head to Plaça Major. A grand square lined with cafe’s, restaurants, street entertainers, it’s the perfect place to have a pick-me-up Cortado before wandering down one of its side streets as yet more interesting shops catch your eye! Maybe you would prefer to head to the Palma’s historic 200-year-old traditional ice cream parlour Can Joan de S’Aigo. This charismatic cafe dates back to the 18th century and is Palma’s oldest cafe. It is also one of the best places to try the traditional tasty Majorcan flaky pastry, the Ensaimada. Dipping it into the thick, melted hot chocolate drink that they serve is truly something to savour!

Shopping in Mallorca would not be complete without its many markets, selling everything from fine local produce, handmade island trinkets and the freshest ‘catch of the day’. Mercat de L’Olivar, heading towards the station, is the largest and the craft market at Plaça Major, displaying a fine selection of trinkets and island produce, is held each day between 10am – 2pm during the seasonal months and over the Christmas period. The new Bohemian hotspot of the city is Santa Catalina. Head west off of Avenue Argentina and you will discover all that Santa Catalina has to offer – unique shops, artisan outlets, interior design shops, art, health shops, maritime wear,  trendy restaurants and bars, many of which are located in newly pedestrianised streets. Its market, Mercat de Santa Catalina, is well loved and the perfect place to buy fresh island produce including fruits, vegetables, meats, cakes and fish.

Whatever you want from a shopping experience, luxury shopping, designer, shopping, high street shopping or local market shopping,  Palma has it all!

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