Shopping in Seville: Fashion, Shoes and Accessories
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Although fashion in Seville tends to run towards the conservative, you can find many high-end designer clothing shops and, of course, shoes, shoes and more shoes
I'm not one for heels myself and so my favourite shoe shop in Seville is the Camper store (Tetuan, 24 Tel 34 954 222 511, www.camper.com), for comfy and durable trendy footwear. Further along the same street you'll find one of the many Pilar Burgos stores (Tetuan, 16, Tel 34 954 562 117, www.pilarburgos.com ), where most women go when they want to find the perfect shoe to match that special dress for a wedding, party, or any other chic event. And you'll find some of the quirkiest shoe styles – some of them even wearable - over at Antonio Ortiz (Velazquez, 5, Tel 34 954 212 059).
For everything in between just stroll up Sierpes and Tetuan for a total shoe experience.
Seville's most famous design duo Victorio & Lucchino www.victorioylucchino.com have their main store at the Plaza Nueva 10, while their V&L Vintage line is now in their original shop at Calle Sierpes 87. Also in the Plaza Nueva: fashionable stores by MaxMara (no 3, Tel 34 954 214 825) Carolina Herrerra (no 8, Tel 34 954 500 418, www.carolinaherrera.com), Loewe (no 12, Tel 34 954 225 253, www.loewe.com), and Toscana (Plaza Nueva 3). And when you want to take a break, stop into the Nespresso store (no 8, www.nespresso.com/#/es/es ) next to the Hotel Inglaterra for a quick and trendy caffeine fix.
Also in calle Rioja are Adolfo Dominguez's daughters, Maria and Uxia, the sister team behind Bimba y Lola (Rioja 58, Tel 34 954 219 375, www.bimbaylola.es/home_eng.html )
and this is the place to go for delightful tongue-in-chic fashion.
Cult Spanish label Hoss Intropia (O'Donnell 16, Tel 34 954 502 675, http://hossintropia.com/ ) can be found at the corner of Velazquez and O'Donnell.
For mid-range stylish clothing try Mango (Velazquez 7-9, Tel 34 954 223 389, www.mango.com ) and Zara (Plaza Duque de la Victoria 16, Tel 34 954 560 820, www.zara.com ) which offer well-executed catwalk copies at affordable prices. Massimo Dutti (Velazquez 12, Tel 34 954 225 772 www.massimodutti.com ) also offers nicely stylish options for men and women that won't break the budget.
There are also several small independently run clothing boutiques that offer a nice taste of something out of the ordinary. One of my favourites is HAND (stands for Have A Nice Day)(Adriano 22, Tel 34 954 229 226), that has cute and funky styles with a vintage flavour to them.
Simple and elegant handbags by Roberto Verino can be found at calle Rioja 14 (Tel 34 954 227 151).
Jewellery by Spanish designing dynasty Tous http://www.tous.com/ is now a worldwide phenomenon, but can still be found here at Sagasta 7, just off Sierpes.
For cheap & chic jewellery and handbags go to Blatnik (Carlos Cañal 13, Tel 34 954 565 216) Sisters Rosamaria and Rosana Blatnik have been finding fun and colourful jewellery and accessories for the past 11 year and there is a constantly changing array of hip and original designs in their tiny but personable shop.
And I am always stopped in my tracks by the ever-changing window displays in the tiny Tas Joyas (Chicarreros 5, Tel 34 954 224 633 www.tasjoyeria.com ) which has quite an interesting array of unusual jewellery designs from all over Europe.
Elena Bernal is a local institution offering her own special accessories at various shop locations around town, such as Sierpes 59 (tel 34 954 226 138) and is where Sevillana women go after picking out their Pilar Burgos shoes.
Juan Forondo is Seville's first and best retail outlet for hand-made traditional accessories and has been selling beautiful hand-embroidered silk shawls since the 1940s, all locally made by artesans in nearby villages. Their main outlet is in calle Alvarez Quintero but you can find several other shops around town.
There are approximately a gazillion (at last count) shops in Seville featuring brightly-coloured and flounced flamenco “gypsy” dresses. When the urge hits I suggest looking up two of the top names in flamenco fashion: Pilar Vera (Rivero 2, Tel 34 954 228 153 www.pilarvera.com ) and Aurora Gaviño (Blanca de los Rios 1, Tel 34 954 211 069 www.auroragavino.com ) both of whom have shops in the centre of town, not far from the Plaza del Pan.
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