Shopping in Seville: Fashion, Shoes and Accessories

by shawn.hennessey

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,, 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, ), 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 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,, Loewe (no 12, Tel 34 954 225 253,, and Toscana (Plaza Nueva 3). And when you want to take a break, stop into the Nespresso store (no 8, ) next to the Hotel Inglaterra for a quick and trendy caffeine fix.

Popular Spanish designers Purificacion Garcia (Rioja 13, Tel 34 954 563 223 ) and Adolfo Dominguez have elegant stores nearby in Calle Rioja.

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, )
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, ) 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, ) and Zara (Plaza Duque de la Victoria 16, Tel 34 954 560 820, ) which offer well-executed catwalk copies at affordable prices. Massimo Dutti (Velazquez 12, Tel 34 954 225 772 ) 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 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 ) 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 ) and Aurora Gaviño (Blanca de los Rios 1, Tel 34 954 211 069 ) both of whom have shops in the centre of town, not far from the Plaza del Pan.

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Originally from Canada, I have been living and working in Seville, Spain since 1993. Aside from running several of my own blogs about Sevilla and doing freelance travel & food writing - I've had articles published in National Geographic, Slow Travel Europe and Travel Intelligence - I also manage social media for restaurants and wineries and do amazing tapas tours.

Before Seville I lived in Winnipeg, Toronto, Bristol (UK), and Salamanca, in that order. I am never quite sure how to answer the question "why did you come to Spain?" other than to say I had been looking for my real home all my life and - for reasons I still can't explain - thought I would find it here. I knew the first day I arrived in Spain that I was finally home and that feeling has never left me.  

I love the craziness of Semana Santa even though I'm not religious. I love that Sevillanos take their holidays seriously and think nothing of shutting down for a month in August or during Christmas holidays. And I love that people here take time for each other and don't worry about schedules too much, even if this means having to wait all day for the plumber to show up. It's give and take. It has heart. The first place I take a visitor from out of town is out for tapas. Then I help them "get lost" in the labyrinth of twisty streets in the Barrio Santa Cruz and point out one of my favourite things - that they even tile the underside of the balconies. The architecture here is exquisite and breathtaking.

My Sevilla

Where I always grab a coffee: My favourite place for a coffee is the Horno San Buenaventura on the Avenida de la Constitución. Not only do they make the best coffee in town, but also the best breakfasts, with a wide assortment of breads for toasting and lots of different toppings, as well as pastries that you can choose from the display counter. My favourite place to sit is at the bar so I can chat to the bar staff and make sure Paco makes my toast with "extra cariño". 

My favourite stroll: People live in the streets here. I love sitting in my apartment with the balcony doors flung wide open and listening to the "hum" of the people standing outside the bars having tapas and chatting, but when I'm in the mood for a stroll I prefer to just wander the streets and see where I end up.

Books for inspiration: The Seville Communion by Arturo Perez Reverte takes you through the winding streets of Sevilla with this intellectual thriller. It's great fun to read this after you've been here as the city is one of the main characters and you will recognise many of the places mentioned. 

Where to be seen this summer:  The newly opened Fontecruz Sevilla Hotel has the most fabulous rooftop bar with several different levels and a variety of seating, from comfortable tables and chairs to small sofas with low tables in front of them, as well as (my favourite) long sofa beds with cushions where you can take off your shoes and put your feet up as you enjoy your drink and the view. Oh yes, the view is of the splendid Cathedral and Giralda tower. Not to be missed.

The most breathtaking view: Has to be from the top of the Giralda Tower. You can see all of Seville from there.

The best spot for some peace and quiet: The Maria Luisa Park is an oasis of calm near the centre of town, across from the Plaza de España. It is so large you can always find a secluded spot with a lovely tiled bench to read or have a quiet chat. 

Shopaholics beware:  The two main shopping streets in central Seville (Sierpes and Tetuan) have probably the most shoe shops that I have ever seen in one single area. And if you are a lover of electronic gadgets then FNAC on Avenida de la Constitución will prove very hard to resist.

City soundtrack: I know it isn't a Spanish tune, but that old song by the Rascals called It's A Beautiful Morning seems to fit Sevilla so well, especially as summer mornings here are always the best time of the day. 

Don't leave without: Enjoying the tapas. Seville is reputedly the birthplace of tapas and you can find such a variety of food and locations, from tiny ancient bars serving basic traditional fare to trendy gastrobars offering innovative tapas and extensive wine lists. My Sevilla Tapas blog lists a lot of my favourite tapas bars and restaurants.