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In Madrid, you will find large International Shops.

Centro Comercial Megapark - S.S. de los Reyes - A1 - Exit 19
Centro Comercial Parque Alcorcón - A5 - Km 15.500 
Tel.: 902 400 922 

C/ Hermosilla 18 - Mº Serrano

Tel.: 91 181 26 00
French chain owned by Ikea. They are supposed to deliver higher quality and more advanced design than Ikea but are definitely more expensive.

This home and accessories store chain has 13 stores in Madrid and is growing quickly. The stores have different items depending on the size, but mostly carry small fournishing items and random knick-knacks. The prices are very cheap and their products change for the season or holiday.

Christmas market at Federica & Co

Federica & Co is a quaint tranquil little place at the heart of the Salamanca district. If it is always nice to come wonder in the area to find the diamond in the rough, Christmas time is the opportunity to wrap up your christmas shopping. An unmissable stop.

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Pop up sale The House

Of all pop up sales occurring during the holiday season, this one is by far our favorite. ‘The House’ is a three story building, located in the district of Chamberi, full of Christmas presents ideas, and areas to relax in, a drink in hand. Amongst the different stands, stop by Helena Rohner’s jewelry, Brumalis’ floral compositions, and home decor objects by Calma Chechu. Feeling hungry? Go to the restaurant ‘Meat” for a nice burger and some home made cocktails.

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Moss Floristas, a top range flower shop


A high quality flower shop is so uncommon in Madrid!
So when we find one, we take note of the address and share it with you! Moss Floristas is located in the Salamanca area. Extremely refined bouquets, ornaments and floral decorations, beautifully selected flowers and vases.
For special occasions.


An Apple Store in Madrid’s city center at last !

The new Apple Store was just recently inaugurated at Puerta del Sol. It is obviously brand new and beautiful inside but with a preserved facade that doesn’t alter the iconic square. 

Built on two floors (plus a basement for corporate clients), it displays all the brand’s products.

Another great occasion to wander around Madrid !


Tiempos Modernos : exceptional design pieces

If you're keen on design furniture and objects, you should swing by Tiempos Modernos. The shop's specialties are furniture, lighting, decorative objects from all over Europe, all carefully selected and restored. Serge Mouille's beautiful wall lamps, Aarnio's ball chairs, Rietveld's tables… a dream for aficionados! 


Unopiu is an international brand specialised in outdoor furniture design. They have one of the most complete and beautiful offerings in this area and you will definitely like their pieces of furniture manufactured with top quality materials. 


Candles Velas de la Balena

Specialises in wax candle holders, (more than 42 colours and several sizes). These wax candle holders work as wax shades, adding warmth and magic to any environment.


Carmen Kaiser, Kitchen and Tableware

Small shop with a wide variety of candles and beautiful items to decorate a table. The place to go if you are organising a special dinner or want to buy a tasteful gift.



lampshades Potosí

This specialist shop has been around for over 30 years. You will find lampshades in impossible shapes and suprising colours, handmade and in materials that last a long time. They are not cheap but are worth it. Highly recommended.


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