Shopping for Barcelona leather goods
Where to get good leather bags and jackets in Barcelona?
Leather goods are one of the traditional specialties of Spain. Whether you want a luxury chain product or unique handmade product, the quality of leather goods in Barcelona is excellent. The city is renowned for its creativity and it has inspired a lot of little designers to start their own brand. Leather bags, shoes, accessories, clothes… you can find really good leather shops and little owners walking around the city center… if you know where to go (because there are a lot of tourist traps, too!). Here is our selection from the big brands to local leather shops.
This is our top Barcelona leather shop list:
Beatriz Furest. Coming from a family in the fashion industry since 1898, this lady designer continued to run the family business and in 1999, she created her own brand “Beatriz Furest”, where she works the leather in the traditional way she learned from her family, but with her own personal touch. Casual bags and complements that follow classic lines that last over time. As she says: “Leather is like a faithful friend; it grows old with you and never loses its charm”. You can find her shops in Barcelona at Illa Diagonal, Bulevard Rosa and the Born quarter, as well as in most big cities in Spain and 10 countries around the world.
Iriarte Iriarte. Carolina Iriarte is from Buenos Aires and came to Barcelona to study in the prestigious Massana school but she found a job as shoe designer before starting her lessons and she decided to follow her passion. Some years later, in 2009 she started her own project to design unique handmade leather bags that are both simple but elegant. This leather shop can be part of your custom shopping tour.
Brussosa. Carmen and Núria are the two sisters in charge of Brussosa. In her shops you can find brands as Numero 10, Campomaggi or Vive la Difference, but they have also been working in their own collection to cover a segment of population that was not represented in the other brands: handmade “absolutely basics”, all made and designed in Catalunya. The authentic Barcelona leather goods.
Biba. Two avid travelers from Barcelona, Helena and Maria, created Biba, a shop combining both casual and unique design products. Their own brand of handmade Barcelona leather goods is inspired in nature, and made with eco-friendly vegetable tanned leathers. Since February, Biba leather bags come with a little doll called ALMA manufactured Indian workshops run by the Vicente Ferrer Foundation.
Corte Inglés. This is THE Spanish department store that is famous for stocking nearly everything. It has a good selection of Spanish and Barcelona leather goods, from the cheapest to the most expensive brands. They have several venues in town, but the most central one is located in Plaça Catalunya.
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Loewe. A very famous Spanish brand dedicated since 1846 to leather goods. This internationally well-known luxury brand has always been succesful at reinventing its products to adapt them to new times. In Barcelona, you can find their shops in Passeig de Gràcia and at the airport.
So what about you? Head to the comments below and tells us: are you planning to buy any leather bags or goods while in Barcelona?