Barcelona Fashion

Making Marabi magic heart felt

Share The outside of this little shop on a muted side street in Barcelona pales in comparison to the bright colors held inside. Mariela Marabi, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, grew up with this toy-making magic. Her mother opened the family toy store when she was young, and has since opened seven more shops in Argentina.…

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Custo Barcelona is affordable, high-end fashion

Custo Barcelona is affordable, high-end fashion

Share Down the boutique and restaurant lined Calle Ferran, the vibrant colors and bold designs donned by slender mannequins posed in the windows of Custo Barcelona lure in wandering fashionistas searching for psychedelic, California-inspired apparel.   Though the original location is in Barcelona, the brand has locations worldwide with prices ranging from $45 for their…

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Shop elevates espandrilles to high style

Share Braided hemp shoes with squishy, comfortable soles suited Spanish farmers well in the 14th century. As peasants tended fields, they wore canvas shoes that allowed them to care for crops and livestock with ease. These functional shoes, known as espadrilles, can still be found in grassy fields, but they’ve traded days of plowing for…

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Swimwear on Spanish beaches differs from typical U.S. attire

Swimwear on Spanish beaches differs from typical U.S. attire

Share Throughout Spain, a modest and conservative dress code applies. Longer shorts and skirts are preferred in the summer, and crop tops and tight miniskirts are discouraged for religious reasons. There’s only one exception: beachwear. Swimwear in Spain is viewed as anything but conservative. “It’s super provocative and always controversial at runway shows,” fashion writer…

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