If you like vintage fashion, you’re in luck. Madrid has many vintage boutiques that fit all styles and all prices. Most of them are concentrated around the same area: Malasaña(although they are increasingly in the lavapiés neighborhood)
The malasaña district, located in the very center of Madrid and where tradition and modernity come together,deserves a visit in itself. Qor not discover it by visiting its most picturesque vintage shops?
Malasaña is full of alternative designer shops, art galleries, traditional shops that survive gentrification,modern cafes and some other traditional bar. you will love it!
Malasaña : Calle Velarde and Calle Espiritu Santo. Most of the neighborhood’s vintage shops are located on one of these two streets. Yes, all together around two unique streets. We couldn’t ask for more! Here are our favorites:
If you’ve been to New York and like vintage clothes, the name Williamsburg (Velarde 4) may play. It is the name of a well-known vintage fashion district, bastion of the hipster movement
This store became especially well known after Sarah Jessica Parker (known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in New York) visited her to buy a dress that would later wear at an awards gala. It is without a doubt one of the best known shops.
Alphaville (Velarde 7 & 16) is American fashion and retro sports wear: baseball jackets, corduroy coats, dresses, kimonos, tracksuits of the 90s and much embroidered bikini tops and hats for winter
Aunt Jo’s corner
One thing to keep in mind. Don’t stand at the entrance, go all the way to the bottom of the store. Entering the Rincón de Jo (Velarde 4, Malasaña), is traveling back in time.
Jo (of Josefina, the owner’s name) will be there, in that part of the store, to lend you a hand with anything you need. Prices are competitive and clothing selection is important. The jo corner also has something that the rest of the shops in the area do not have: a small selection of used items and antiques.
The boutique is named after the British rock group “The Kinks” and their second studio album “Kinda Kinks” Kinda Kinks has two shops, one on Pez Street and the other on 6 Velarde Street. The two in Malasaña
In the new store we find modernity, sportswear and latest trends. In the old store you will find more classic vintage for both men and women:briefcases, leather shoes or decoy hunters Take a tour of both and compare their garments. Along the way between the two there are plenty of concept stores and independent designers.
A large part of his wardrobe is imported from England, Canada, UK and USA.
They have two very central and somewhat hidden shops: One in the Chueca neighborhood and one near the Opera If you go to the store near the Opera (Herradores 8) you will find a good range of Hawaiian printed shirts, jackets and denim jackets at a good price, sunglasses or Levi’s pants from 20 euros
Madrid has a multitude of vintage boutiques that fit all styles and all prices.
The entrance mannequin is already your fashion icon and the variety of clothes they bring combines very well with the accessories also on display at the entrance. They bring a lot of jewelryand many bags from the 50s echoes of all kinds of skins (including snake).
Magpie is one of the most complete stores there are:you will find good accessories such as leather belts with buckles of all brands and colors.
Party headbands and headdresses, a section of vintage clothes,sequin jackets,tops, long gloves, retro sunglasses or vintage jewelry.
In addition, depending on the time of year, you can get basic clothes such as swimsuits and retro crabs during the summer, or aviator gloves and caps in winter. If you like Doc. Martens, you can find them of various sizes and colors at a very good price and quality, around 40o.
The Temple of Susu
It is the oldest vintage store in all of Malasaña,with its characteristic giant bike at the door and where rock sounds strongly. Susu’s temple makes you feel like you’re back in your 70s! Its dependents of long hair and rocker style are very friendly.
It is one of the best priced vintage shops in the sector and its star products are its jackets of all kinds : especially leather ones. Incredible metallic arrow earrings at an unbeatable price, very cheap belts and bags.
Lady Boutique. Her clothes are a delicacy: skirts, blouses and jackets chosen almost weekly and displayed with care throughout the shop. Stylish knit sweaters and amazing accessories: pearl necklaces and even long gloves.
The clothing layout allows you to see the look you could set. . . On the shelves above show the headdresses, hats and glasses that best match the clothes that hang from the hangers. To top it off at the bottom you can see the shoes that can fit.
Retro City Vintage
Color, color and more color! Retro city is one of our favorite stores to find colorful prints or cheerful motif coats.
Look at what’s hanging on the walls: belts, handbags, handbags, jackets, skirts, star clothing, cheerleading uniforms, military-cut jackets or even an old collection of barbies. To highlight its variety in raincoats and sports jackets of the 90s.
Flamingos Vintage kilo (Holy Spirit 1) Malasaña
It started out as a small, somewhat hidden shop, but it became so popular and grew so much that it eventually became a reference store in the area. . . Clothes to weight!
Store offers and bargains especially when it comes to lightweight materials. Lots of clothes and in constant movement, if you enter this boutique id ready to have a good time because you will have to search to find what suits you. The sale of clothes to the kilo has expanded like gunpowder and it is very common to see such vintage shops in the big cities.
Kilombo vintage is a charming little shop in the heart of Madrid It is located in Chueca, the traditional and modern gay district. It is somewhat more original and exclusive than other vintage boutiques so its prices are somewhat higher than those of other stores.
Colors and prints,long dresses and blouses Have a varied collection of shirts and skirts very very lady. Careful garments and very personal selection. On the same street we will find the second place of the boutique Aramayo that we talked about above.
The Divant of Cocó
Located away from Malasaña and nestled in La Latina,Coco’s divan is a small shop run by a very friendly Argentinian woman. It has a privileged place, right at the beginning of the popular Market El Rastro and in front of a well-known record and vinyl store in the neighborhood. Coats, trench coats at a very good price and a collection of shoes ranging from the glamour of the great designers to the simplicity of the neighborhood shops.
From the divan of Cocó,we highlight its accessories: we have seen leather bags and briefcases do not last more than a couple of hours in its shop window. Its jewelry is also very resultone, it is a little more classic and pin up than other vintage shops.
Enjoy the variety of vintage shops but above all… from Madrid!