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"Shopping For Made-In-SPAIN Products" Fashion Tip by Krystynn

Fashion, Madrid: 23 reviews and 18 photos

  Every Hip Woman Worldwide Knows About ZARA
by Krystynn

Large department stores like El Corte Inglés are located in the Puerta del Sol... or along Princesa, Goya and Castellana.

If you coincide your visit with Madrid's major sales e.g. in October, you'll be happy to know that you can get really cheap stuffs! Look out for great Spanish brands like Mango and Zara. These 2 brand names are light years ahead of their competitors from the USA or other European countries.

Mango and Zara outfits are as hip and trendy as those you see on the fashion runways of Milan, Paris or New York (think: Gucci, Versace, Giorgio Armani etc). These 2 Spanish brands have reached iconic status amongst fans in Asia (especially Singapore!), Europe and Australia because they are able to sell their outfits at extremely affordable prices! Expect to pay 50% lesser for these outfits in Spain vis-a-vis countries like France or USA!

** (The latter countries raised the prices of Mango and Zara outfits to such ridiculous levels that it's NOT worth your while to even drop by the shops). ** I am a HUGE Mango and Zara fan and have made it a point to take note of such little details...

Who needs Gucci if you can get a Mango or a Zara for one-tenth of the price? ;-)

What to pay: If you shop for Spanish products, you can generally expect to pay 40% to 50% lesser than if you were to get it in your own country.

Directions: From Puerto del Sol (Metro Sol) head north up Calle Montera, Tetuan, or Carmen or West down Calle Arenal.
Theme: Women's Clothes

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 26, 2003
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