Barcelona for shopping is the best, prices in Spain are not as much as in other countries there is plenty of variety of budgets, styles and types of shops. From little artisans and hand-made clothes to big international brands that are scattered around the city.
Barcelona Shopping areas
I will show you around the shop areas in Barcelona, before going shopping you need to know what are you looking for and where to find it. Barcelona is the perfect size for a city, it has everything you need but it is a small city so you can be in the opposite part of town in no time.
In the Barcelona shopping line, a website dedicated to shopping in Barcelona has descriptive maps with the names and locations of shops in the main neighborhoods and also the shopping centers location in the city. It will help you organize your shopping route in the city.
Passeig de Gràcia
Is the high-end street in Barcelona, the most famous street after Las Ramblas and is the best place to spend your salary since is filled with designer brands from bottom to top. You can find Chanel, Vuitton, D&G, Diesel and much more. Passeig de G`racia is not only clother though, is where more Gaudí buildings are all together, you can find Casa Baltlló and La Pedrera.
Avinguda del Portal de l'Angel and Pelai street
Going down from Plaça Catalunya, the main square that links les Rambles and Passeig de Gràcia. Portal del àngel, is not as posh as Passeig de Gràcia, there are mainly international mid-range brands such a Zara, Massimo Dutti, Desigual etc...
Pelai street goes from Plaça Universitat to Plaça Catalunya and has the same kind of shops and budget, shoe shops, clothes brands such as Promod, C&A, lefties and stadivarius among others.
Les Ramblas is the most famous street in Barcelona, with plenty of street performers that entertain locals and tourists. As any busy street is filled with pickpockets too, so be careful and keep your belongings safe.
There are also shops in both sides of Les Ramblas, but what is typical is the flower markets and pet stalls while walking down the street. You will pass on by the most famous food market in the city, la Boqueria. I will recommend you to do a stop in the market, and pick up something good to eat, there are options for everyone.
La Roca Village
It is an outlet outside Barcelona, around 40km far from the city, there is an express bus that takes you there or you can also get a taxi if needed. There are around 100 shops of the world's top brands that offer up to a 60% discount. Although Spanish outlets are very far from the good bargains found in American outlets, it is still a good place to buy.
Disclaimer: Picture of Shopping queen by Markus Coller