Madrid Shopping - Made in Spain

Spain, Madrid Guide (B): Madrid Shopping - Made in Spain

When I studied abroad in Madrid 3 years ago, I had a really hard time finding things from Spain to bring home. Sure there were lots of Spanish brands and tacky souvenir shops lining the center, but I’m talking about things that were actually ‘Made in Spain.’ Something other than the same old souvenir shot glasses or printed T-shirts. I wanted something special to remember my experience and unique gifts to bring back for my friends and family.

Well, I started the search back in 2011 and I’ve been adding to my list ever since. With the holidays right around the corner, I figured this was the perfect time to finally share.

So, if you’re looking to avoid all the typical ‘Made in China’ merchandise and replace it with something authentic, you’ve come to the right place.

If you’re feeling crafty and looking for a thoughtful gift, head to El Taller. Here you can choose different threads, trimmings and beads to handcraft something truly one-of-a-kind! The store carries tons of materials, so there is a wide variety to choose from and the people in the shop even help you put it together! Last year I went and made some bracelets with different sayings on them, such as ‘vivir es incredible’ (living is incredible) and they were a hit at home! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Madrid Shopping - Made in Spain
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: El Taller   La Intrusa   Codo 3   Aristocrazy   Lola Fonseca   Malababa   Hakei   Aplauso   Lesac  
Author: Lauren Bonheim
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