As the country's capital, Madrid unsurprisingly supplies the best assortment of pricey shopping outlets in Spain. However, these constitute only a small proportion of the town's purchasing charms. Shops at Madrid open about 8 am and they generally close a few hours following sunset.
The new boutiques and shops are great places to store. However, to savor the true shopping experience, be positive to get clear of the temptations of the glitterati and see the old town.
Although you are not buying, the huge collection of candles of all sizes and colors is well worth viewing. Then dive into the roads around the Barri Gòtic. Here you are in a position to look around stores selling everything from herbs and fish to bullfighter's capes and luxury brands like Gucci and Armani Madrid.
If you tire of their new name stores, the region round the Street Fuencarral is a nice 1 to visit. It's home to a bunch of fashionable boutiques selling both guys ´s and women´s clothing. There's also an internal market hawking clothes, jewelry and bags. For shoes, Visit the Street Augusto Figueroa.
Shopping in Spain will be incomplete without seeing one of those street markets. Sunday morning is the time for your El Rastro road market on the Calle de Ribera de Curtidores which is closed to visitors. It's possible to buy everything from squawking hens to pirated DVDs to antiques and smutty post cards. But be careful, pickpockets abound.