Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Barcelona: Best Bit Part #2: Raval Vintage Shopping

So, once the rails started to come out onto the street we had a looksee around Carrer Riera Baixa.  To look down the alley you would never realise what treasures there are!

The first shop was incredibly weird. We got excited by all the vintage sportswear on the outside rail and a very odd shop assistant lady with Lego hair wearing wrap around shades followed out moves literally one foot away from us at all times. They had an amazing dresses filled with trinkets, I asked to take a photo and she said no, so I left! Bad customer service. I'd name and shame if I could remember!

The next shop was a tardis! Smart and Clean had an absolutely awesome collection of vintage ladieswear, menswear, childrenswear and homewares. I fell in love with some of their 50s lighting!  Again, no photos allowed :(

The next was a lovely pretty little shop where I bought a delightful green knitted skirt.  But check out their amazing wall paper!

For some reason I cannot rotate this picture! Annoying.

And for my favourite shop and favourite purchase

Motel!
I didn't even ask if I could take photos in here. I just did it, because I loved it.





I just loved the little details like these old fashion photos on the wall by the till...

 

I felt inspired in this shop and the lady in there was just lovely. She let us rummage around in the 3 Euro bin... and I found the most amazing t-shirt, much to the amusement of my friends...

 

I had no idea who Sachin was. But coincidentally, I bought it on the day that India won the cricket world cup! All the Indian gift-shop owners loved me... and took my photo! I felt like a celebrity!

What do you reckon? I it so much!

What secrets do you know about Barcelona? I'd love to go back... 

xoxo

3 comments:

Country Style Living said...

Love Barcelona...thanks for sharing

U U N A said...

that looks like such a rad store! i wanna go there too now hah (:

Marthaamay O_o said...

It looks great fun, so much inspiration for your shop displays! Where do they sell sun though?