Sabores del Mundo
Sabores del Mundo has over a 1,000 products from the USA, UK, Morocco, India, Italy, Mexico, China, Japan and Thailand. For children, they have the likes of Robinsons squash and Fruit shooters, Cadbury's drinking chocolate, Horlicks, Banana Nesquick, a large selection of Wonka confectionary, marshmallows, popcorn, Aunt Jemina products, the whole range of Betty Crocker and Duncan Hines frostings and cake mixes, peanut butter, Instant Grits and much more
Doctor Gómez Ulla, 10(Bocacalle Plaza Manuel Becerra)
Tel.: 913 771 940
Mon to sat: 9.30 a 14.00 y 17.00 a 20.30
Manuel Becerra (Líneas: 2, 6)
"Sabores del Mundo is a new shop in Madrid (Barrio de Salamanca near Plaza Manuel Becerra) with food from all over the world. Finally found the Indian herbs I was looking for and some really nice cookies for kids. Owner is the friendly Anmol Sukhwani, born in India, raised in Madrid. She's very open to new products and as an interactive suggestion box. You can also order online and they deliver at home. Prices are very reasonable" (Maaike, Feb 2012)
Kiko' is an Italian cosmetics brand with 3 shops across the city
37, Fuencarral, Paseo Florida, 2, Paseo Pontones, 20
"Very reasonably priced (About 5 Euros for an eyeshadow) Kiko cosmetics have the classy black packaging, as used by MAC and Sephora, but have an incredible range of colours, and are cheap enough, that you can try a trend out, without spending a fortune" (HL, Oct 10)
'Sisley' is a Benetton offshoot
"Great up-to-the-minute fashion, without being too immodest for those of us who aren't teenagers any more. Great detailing.
Reasonably priced, at about 40 Euros for a long-sleeved top" (HL, Oct 10)
Hennes & Mauritz or H&M includes shopping items for women, men, children, babies, and mothers-to-be. Excellent price to quality ratio. Especilly
reasonably priced maternity and childrens clothing. H&M has many branches in Madrid, check their website for your nearest branch. www.hm.com/es
Baby clothes: H&M on Gran Via has loads and they are much nicer (and cheaper) in my opinion than those to be found in Mothercare or Pre Natal.
Fashion, homeware, gifts and kids. Can also shop online
´Musgo´ C/ Velazquez 48 MADRID
"Some lovely inexpensive jewellery, quite an world craft feel. Lots of pretty gift ideas such as picture frames, funky household ware, and a clothes section at the rear of the store" (HB, Dec 2010)
Oscar Sanchez Lozano (Bookbinder)
Situated in Chueca, Oscar Sanchez Lozano provides a wonderful creative bookbinding service. Fluent English speaker.
Oscar Sanchez Lozano, Eriza, Calle Colon, 15, 28004 Madrid. Tel 91 521 4061
“marvelous bookbinding shop in Chueca...he does truly amazing things and if anybody should want that special baby photo album or wants to book-bind anything dear or put those memories in an exquisite magic box, that is the place to go!” (SB, July 08)
Another leading Spanish chain. Here you'll find clothes for the modern, urban woman who wants to wear the latest fashions and much cheaper here, than abroad!
Opening hours 10am-8:30pm
Princesa, 75 34 91 544 4696
Bravo Murillo, 114 ( 34 91 533 5217),
Goya, 83 ( 34 91 435 3958) and
Hermosilla, 22 ( 34 91 576 8303).
Dont forget for huge reductions on last seasons items:
Outlet Mango 2nd floor. Calle de Fuencarral 70
Saskia is a freelance jewellery designer living in Madrid who has worked for the likes of Liz Claiborne, and Cartier. If you are looking for a unique piece of jewellery from her range or wish to commission your own special item for yourself or your children. Contact Saskia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tels: (+34) 913 88 7866 Mobile (+34) 695 60 8664 www.saskiabostelmann.com
"Beautiful pieces! I have considered giving her business card to my husband with `HINT’ written on the back!" (AL, Jan 09)
Nac has a good selection of Spanish designer brands (Antonio Mir, Homeless, Josep Font, Jocomomola, and Ailanto). The store on Calle Genova is the biggest among the four they have in Madrid.
C/Garcia de Paredes 72
Conde de Aranda 6
Zara has three outlet stores (Lefties) in Madrid. If you choose to try your luck at these outlets, keep in mind that Monday and Thursday is when new deliveries arrive and therefore the days when you have the best chance of finding good stuff.
C/ Carretas 10, Madrid - +34 915 312 188
C/ López De Hoyos 93, Madrid - +34 914 158 831
C/ Alcalá 365, Madrid - +34 914 071 300
Some great bargains on last seaons stuff. Check items carefully as sometimes damaged. Prepare to queue at paypoints, they are generally understaffed.
Originally in Barcelona, this exciting shoe store now has an outlet in Madrid
C/ Jorge Juan 9, C/ Colon 3
"A really quirky range of hand made shoes. Not cheap, but good quality and unusual" (HL, Oct 10)
The ubiquitous Spanish chain Zara, now bigger than Gap worldwide, offers the latest in fashion at affordable prices, (and up to 30% cheaper here than abroad!) It sells clothes for women, men, teens and children. Sometimes stocking the complete Zara range under one roof but not always, check the website for your nearest branch. www.zara.es
If you are shopping for baby at the same time Zara baby clothes tend to be less practical e.g. have buttons instead of poppers.