Marbella is the most glamorous tourist destination where to live a unique shopping experience. It is famous for its climate, its beaches and its wild nightlife. Also is gradually becoming one of the favourite destinations for luxury, relax and fashion.
Marbella is a shopper’s paradise. The city is overrun with designer shops and jewellers. Top-end brands seen on every street. Whether you simply stroll along Avenida Ricardo Soriano in the centre or venture further afield to Puerto Banus. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
Did you know? Luxury shopping in Marbella ranks the second highest in Spain
Marbella holds the second place in the ‘Luxury Spain’ rankings. Ahead of Madrid and just behind Barcelona. It is an astonishing result for a city with just a fraction of the population of its regional rivals. Over €1.5 billion of luxury sales flowed from Marbella in 2016. Half a billion more than in Madrid.
Spain now holds fifth place in the EU luxury market with Marbella at the peak. The security of this area has also played a big part in the attraction of the rich and famous for a luxury shopping experience in Marbella.
Development around the Costa del Sol is increasing. Developers McArthurGlen is starting construction of a huge designer outlet mall. It will be located adjacent to Plaza Mayor Shopping centre in Malaga.
Best Luxury Shopping Experience in Marbella
If you are a shopaholic who loves luxury goods, the Costa del Sol will be a slice of heaven for you. A unique place where the most prestigious designers from Spain and abroad sell their exclusive clothes and accessories. As well as, top brands offer décor items, jewellery and cosmetics. All of them wrapped in the most luxurious atmosphere you could think of.
If you’re looking for luxury, you should pay Puerto Banús a visit
With an incredibly high density of luxury shops per square metre, Puerto Banús offers one the best luxury shopping experience in southern Europe. Strolling along the port, you can find all the most prestigious world-class luxury brands. From Christian Dior to Versace and Louis Vuitton to Cartier. A few steps away you can also shop at Spain’s largest El Corte Inglés department store. As well as the Cristamar and Marina Banús shopping centres.
If you like fashion, there’s no better place to go shopping than Marbella. The city has become one of the most important shopping areas in Spain. There’s no need to travel to Rome, Paris or Madrid. In the heart of the Costa del Sol, large companies have installed their finest establishments. Moreover, you can find fashion shops offering a combination of good prices and designs with any colour you want.
Luxury resort hotels, sumptuous spas and fine dining restaurants form an important part of this mix. But Marbella would be remiss if it didn’t also offer great shopping, both in variety, style and quality. The shopping experience is therefore highly varied. Offering a combination of shopping malls, luxury boutiques and designer stores. And do not forget about traditional shops at the charming of Marbella’s Old Town.
Read on to discover the best places to go shopping in Marbella
The latest creations from international designers are available in Puerto Banús. Right from the catwalk to your bag. Apparel, jewellery, cosmetics, art and a broad variety of luxury items. Catching your eye as you stroll surrounded by shiny yachts or sip a cocktail sitting at an outdoor table of a chic bar. Combine your shopping experience trip in Puerto Banus with a spot of lunch or dinner in some of the best restaurants in Marbella. (Have a look my personal recommendation)
In early June, Puerto Banús plays host to the Marbella Luxury Weekend. An event showcasing the latest trends in luxury fashion through shows, product presentations and international exhibitions. The event gathers top designers and big names from the worlds of high-end cars, yachts and gastronomy.
Slight, charming and unique shopping experience in Marbella
Meanwhile, the old town of Marbella has the most sophisticated clothing, shoe and jewellery stores. Combining a chic décor with deeply-rooted Andalusian white village traditions. The Old Town of Marbella is littered with boutique shops. Leading off Orange Square, a number of small, cobbled streets are lined with individual shops selling gifts of jewellery, soaps, olive oils and old-fashioned toys.
It is a pleasure to stroll along antique shops, elegant fashion outlets and establishments selling traditional crafts. The Old Town is one of the main attractions in Marbella. Take some time out from shopping to discover the squares, alleyways and hidden corners of this perfectly preserved quarter.
Marbella’s La Cañada shopping centre: Everything you could want and more under one roof
The main reference for the region’s shoppers, however, is La Cañada. A large modern shopping mall that features fashion, accessories, home decorations, furniture, food, health products and much more.
Whether you are looking for a glamorous evening dress or a pair of G-Star jeans, an Apple computer or some Rayban sunglasses. Not only does it offer fashion brands such as Desigual and Uterque. It also features the mainstays of the high street such as H&M, Zara and Mango. British shoppers will be delighted to find a branch of Marks & Spencer, as are many international visitors.
Do you know how look Puerto Banus in the early days?
José Banus, a businessman, dreamed of providing Marbella’s international elite with a glamorous marina in the early 1970´s. His dream became reality. The internationally renowned marina that carries his name – Puerto Banus – was built. At the time, a flourishing construction drive all along the coast was leaving the deeply-rooted Andalucian architectural style behind, replacing it with more modern and stylish buildings, and some fabulous shops.
From its more humble beginnings in the 1950´s, Puerto Banus transformed into a luxury resort. Royalty and aristocracy from around Europen came every year. Soon afterwards, the swinging 60´s and 70´s bought a whole new crowd to Puerto Banus. Legends from the world of film and cinema could be seen mingling with the crowds. Diana Dors, Sean Connery and Rod Stewart all owned villas in Marbella. Also, some of the world´s highest-profile businessmen moored their yachts in the marina. Along with the celebrities came the designer shops, the quirky boutiques and the high-class jewellers which are still situated in the Port today.
A day of shopping experience designed exclusively for you with a Personal Stylist
If you’re one of the people who avoid department stores. And you waste more time looking for items than actually purchasing them. A personal shopper experience is a perfect choice for you.
With A Personal Shopper experience in Marbella, you will receive a personalized style consultation. Go for a wardrobe overhaul and end up with a great shopping experience in Puerto Banús. Also, the possibility to do the shopping in the commodity of your own living room.
A personalized consultation at your home or hotel to discuss your lifestyle, body type, budget, and shopping goals. Customized style book, body shape and colour analysis. A possibility to create new stylish looks for you by utilizing pieces you already have.
The shopping experience in the capital of the Costa del Sol is the perfect excuse to get to know its streets and people better. A different way to discover and appreciate this unparalleled locality. Are you ready to fun and live an unforgettable luxury experience? Speak with me and I will make your dreams come true!