Barcelona Shopping: Great deals at La Manual Alpargatera and Massimo Dutti

What trip is complete without some shopping?  I say this in with no hesitation: travel shopping is cultural experience.

And no where is that more true than La Manual Alpargatera, which started as an espadrille workshop in the 1940s, just after the end of the Spanish Civil War. Each each customer is served with the utmost attention. So give yourself over to the expert eye of the sales ladies, and be patient, as time stands still in this dusky little shop.

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Ibiza shopping a matter of taste

Ibiza Town and Upper Town (located in Dalt Vila) have plenty of shops. Plan to spend some time wandering through the winding streets near the marina. Very touristy feel, but still manages to be charming. There are some finds, if you are patient.

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