Sala­manca South

LUXE City Guides - Madrid - - Shopping Itineraries -

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!

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