Travelers visit Barcelona not only to see the historical sights, but they also come to the city to enjoy the local shopping. Barcelona is as popular as the world’s fashion capitals of Paris and Milan in terms of shops and outlets.
What are outlets?
Outlet is a special shop where branded items with significant discounts are offered for sale. Most often the assortment is filled with the remains of things from last years’ collections. Outlets are mostly located in buildings, for rent and maintenance of which are paid minimal money. This fact allows you to sell clothes with large discounts. There are several types of outlets:
- Factory outlet – things are sold from warehouses of production enterprises;
- Outlet mall – products are put up for sale in the warehouses of retail outlets owned by the brand;
- Multi-outlets – shops where goods of different brands are in assortment;
- Mono-outlets – boutiques specializing in the sale of products of the same brand.
Features of Barcelona Outlets
Outlets in Barcelona are located both within and outside the city. Discounts on goods are available throughout the year and range from 33 to 80 %. Successful shopping depends on knowing all the nuances of shopping in the city. Almost all the shops are closed from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. because of the siesta. Trading starts at 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m.
Twice in Barcelona there is a season when the maximum discounts are set on things. The first season lasts from January to March, and the second one starts in July and ends with the end of summer. In the summer months, discounts reach a maximum of 70 and 80 percent, but by this time the range is significantly reduced.
La Roca Village
The name of the outlet contains the word “village”. This is indeed a real “village” – outlet near Barcelona, which unites about a hundred shops selling luxury goods. They are characterized by a wide range and pleasant prices. Located outside the city, the outlet is reached by regular shuttle buses. It takes about thirty minutes to get there. Maximum discounts of up to sixty percent, and sales are also frequent.
La Roca Village is open six days a week, from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Outlet is equipped with a special children’s area and parking for 2000 free parking spaces. It is easy for people with disabilities to move around thanks to the modernly equipped ramps. There is a VIP-card in the network, which provides an additional discount of 10%. You can get the card at the information desk. The following brands are represented in the outlet: Levis, Lupo, Miro, Lacoste, Sandro, Puma and others. If customers get tired of the bustle and shopping, they can relax in one of the cozy cafes with fine cuisine. For visitors who come with their favorite pets, there is a special hotel, where they can be left for the time of shopping.
There are two outlets with this name in Barcelona, both located in the city centre. One store is located on the first line of the metro and the other in the shopping center called “Maremagnum”. Zara outlet offers its visitors clothes of famous mass brands: Zara, Pull and Bear, Bershka, Mango. Here you can find goods from last years’ collections, as well as products with a small marriage or removed from production. In the first store it is difficult to find suitable goods for children, because the children’s collection is not fully presented.
This outlet offers popular brands such as Bershka, Triump, Diesel, Mango, Pull and Bear. This is where tourists buy shoes, visiting Querol and Vermont boutiques. There is a children’s playground, which can be used for five euros. Professional animators keep children occupied for a long time, applying an individual approach to children from four to twelve years old. The territory is equipped with a comfortable food court, where you can relax and refresh after long walks in the shops. An interesting movie in the cinema will help relieve tension. You can take the metro to the outlet using the red line and exit at Fabra I Puig Station.
In Barcelona there are Mango brand outlets. Discounts range from 20 to 40 %. The biggest and most famous outlet of this brand is on the first line of the metro. This boutique sells all the goods produced under the brand. Tourists buy not only clothes but also shoes, bags and accessories. If you urgently need an evening dress for a serious event, you can go to the Mango outlet, where only holiday dresses are for sale. Shops are open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Near the Clot metro station, at 640 Carrer Valencia Street, there is the Burberry outlet, which presents to the attention of buyers of clothes of the famous British brand. The shop occupies a small area, but has a wide range of clothes. There are women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, accessories, wallets and bags. Every two weeks the assortment is updated and the next collection is brought in. Discounts are pleasantly surprising: goods can be purchased at a discount of 80 %.
Viladecans The style outlets
In 2016, a huge outlet called “Viladecans The style outlets” was opened in the small town of Viladecans, near Barcelona. Tourists don’t have to spend a lot of time here, and the journey from the city centre to the paradise of shopaholics takes only 20 minutes. You can choose between a train or a bus. It takes 15 minutes to get to the complex by car. The shop has well-known brands: Adidas, Nike, Cottet, Festina.
Nice Things Outlet
The shop is located at: 38 Carrer Girona Street. The Spanish brand of things for women is presented. On the ground floor there is a children’s department with a wide choice of clothes for young visitors. Most of the collections include pastel or neutral clothes with original prints. The maximum discount reaches 60 %. In addition to things, there are also accessories, bags and jewelry for sale.
Barcelona has an outlet with a wide range of children’s clothing. Parents with little fashionista come here to buy original branded items at a funny price. In the official shops of this brand all things are sold twice as expensive, and the choice in this outlet is not inferior to the large branded boutiques. The outlet is located at 42 Avenida Rio de Janeiro Street. It works six days a week, except Sundays, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Outlet will pleasantly surprise fans of real branded and expensive things from Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. Visitors have the opportunity to buy exclusive goods of famous brands with a discount of 50 %, which will significantly save the budget.
Barcelona is a great city for successful shopping, where the best outlets are located. Adults, children, men and women can all dress up here, spending a fraction less money than in other cities with official brand-name stores.