Salamanca’s easy to navigate streets are lined with all the usual luxury labels, but let LUXE guide you to the less obvious treasures. Scrub up nice and have your taxi drop you off at the corner of Serrano and Columela outside the big red Mallorca / Serrano, 6 / 577 1859 / piled high with jamón, cheese and snacks. Fill up, exit left onto Columela, then right onto Claudio Coello (C.C.) to sate your sweet tooth with the best churros in town at #1 Cafetería Hernani / 435 0860. Right next door at #5 is Saint John Shoes / 61 627 7117 / saintjohnshoes.com / for bespoke, handmade M/W shoes, then exit left, passing Columela and left into Conde de Aranda to find MO by Maria Roca on your left at #10 / 740 0275 / moby mariaroca.com / with textured handbags and accessories. Next door at #6 is Chi Spa (see Spa); as is modern mens’ outfitter Garcia Madrid / 431 4616 / then further at #2 Sargadelos / 310 4830 / sargadelos.com / has fab Spanish heritage ceramics. Retrace back and turn left into C.C., to find 24Fab at #12 / 310 1845 / for red carpet gowns from the likes of Elie Saab, Marchesa Notte and Temperley London. At the intersection with Villanueva, you have choices: either go left for The Rug Company at #7 / 781 2753, and BD at #5 / 435 0627 / bd madrid.com / with furniture from names like Starck, Eames et al., or turn right for unique designer accessories and sacs at #19 Kado / 432 4098 / including luxe local label Tissa Fontaneda, and Just One at #28 / 781 0859 / justone.es / to get pally with Tom Ford, Paul Smith and co. (m/w). Otherwise, stay on C.C. and skip up this gallery stretch until you reach Meermin on the right at #20 / 431 2117 / for M/W footwear handmade in Mallorca, and Delitto e Castigo at #26 / 577 7729 / delittoecastigo.com / carrying glam evening wear with necklines that plunge all the way down to the Mariana Trench, from a stable of flamboyant big names. Across the street, Elisa Bracci at #25 / 435 0305 / has colourful silk dresses, then totter swiftly along to cross Jorge Juan (J.J.) and try on Joaquín Berao’s sleek baubles at #35 / 577 2828 / joaquinberao.com. Retrace to J.J. and hammer right to #5 for a triple whammy: Barbour / 575 7110 / if you like it Brit and tweedy (m), Aspesi / 67 741 6341 / aspesi.com / if you like it Italian and hi-techy, and finally La Martina / 577 6532 / for indulging Argentinean polo fantasies. At #3 is Chinela / 578 3181 / for traddy espadrilles, then double back and head the other way up J.J., past Basque nabe fave Alkalde at #10 / 576 3359 / alkalderestaurante.com, skipping on to the second laneway on your right Cálle Jorge Juan 14 Y 14 Bis (see One Stop Shop Streets). Continue along J.J. for fine Asturian diner El Paraguas / 431 5840 / elparaguas.com / on the corner, and Uno de 50 opposite at #17 / 431 1929 / unode50.com / for jewellery with a raw feel. Before you cross, take a left up Lagasca to check out natty men’s shop and barber Tenkey at #25 / 435 1918, then retrace back onto J.J and push on to Pan de Lujo at #20 / 436 11 00 / for contempo food and décor, and If’s unquestionably fab stillies at #22 / 577 6641 / ifshoes .com. The next intersection is Velázquez: across and to your right you’ll see the awning of Iroco, or straight ahead and on your left are O`live / J.J., 29 / (see Lunch for both) and Albora / J.J., 33 / (see Rest./Relaxed) for a tapa and a tipple!