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Shopping in Palma

Shopping in Palma

Shopping in Palma

A bag from Louis Vuitton, trendy Spanish fashions by Massimo Dutti or even better - cheap street fashions from retailers like H & M - Mallorca's capital Palma is a shopping paradise in a class of its own. Luxury fashion can be found on the "designer mile", Paseo del Borne, while in the narrow shopping street of San Miguel you can stock up on Mallorcan leather goods and Spanish fashions. Fresh products from avocado to octopus are offered at the Olivar market and on the covered Mercat de Santa Catalina.

Paseo del Borne
From the Plaza de la Reina to the Turtle Fountain at Plaza Rei Joan Carles I, Mallorca's Paseo del Borne is the shopping street on the island. The wide pedestrianised area has the dual role of being a pleasant boulevard and shopping paradise at the same time. Under the shady canopy of old plane trees, it can be surprisingly refreshing to stroll past the shop windows taking in the ambience and noting that it is not just the well-known names of renowned designers such as Mulberry, Louis Vuitton and Hugo Boss that lend glamour to the central boulevard.

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The mix of established traders and glamorous luxury labels adds to the charm of the Paseo del Borne. The souvenir shop "Bagatela" has existed in the pedestrian zone since the 1960s and the oldest tobacco shop was founded in 1890.

The lifestyle store "Rialto Living" is living proof that the rich and the famous are choosing Mallorca as their second home. From trendy fashion to books, decorative items, home accessories to fully styled living room furniture, the well-heeled clientele have all their needs met at reassuringly expensive prices.

Luxurious toiletries by La Compagnie de Provence, fashion by Franco Ferrari and silk bedding from "Society" - the Lifestyle Store are very tempting luxuries that can almost seem like an investment if you have the money.

Avenida Jaime III
Avenida Jaime III is the premier shopping street in Palma. International fashion in all styles and price ranges can be found on this avenue. The fashion store Farinelli always has its finger on the pulse of fashion. The women's and men's fashion embody the best Italian lifestyle. If you want to get your significant other a luxurious present, you will undoubtedly find it at Cartier and Lotusse, the Mallorcan shoe manufacturer provides genuine brand quality in the field of leather shoes and leather accessories, in its shop on Avenida Jaime III. Handcrafted jewellery and original gift ideas are among the specialities of Opia Concept Store and Trends Home is one of the leading interior designers and furniture dealers on the island.

If you prefer your retail therapy in a large department store, Avenida Jaime III. Also caters for you. El Corte Inglés is an excellent Spanish department store and is the smaller of the two outlets in Palma - the other outlet on Avenida de Alexandre Roselló is significantly larger.

Calle Quint - Palma's hotspot for the young and beautiful
Calle Quint is the premier address for youth in Mallorca’s capital. The shopping district is humorously referred to as the "Street with the stupid stairs" (las escaleras bobas). The reason for this becomes apparent to visitors when they set foot in the alley.

Countless levels are waiting to be climbed. Since the distances between the stairs constantly change and the width of the steps varies, you must constantly focus on the ground so as not to fall.

Of course you can also go shopping in Calle Quint. Stylish streetwear at moderate prices is offered by many boutiques such as "Zapping" and "Quintos dos Q2".  “Pasatiempos” is a shop that is very chic. In a relatively small area there is quite a variety of hip fashion labels such as Fenchurch, Funkee and Carhartt. The trendy shop also has stylish sports shoes on display on an illuminated shelf wall. The store was furnished in the vintage style of the 80s and reflects the lifestyle of a whole generation. When you come out you need to be prepared for slow moving pedestrian traffic as shoppers are proceeding very cautiously due to the uneven paving stones and steps outside.

Calle San Miguel
Plaza Mayor is a stylish colonnaded square that begins at Calle San Miguel, the narrow shopping street and ends at Plaza Cort. An olive tree that is over 600 years old in front of the town hall is a popular place to pose for a photo. In the main season the narrow street can become a bit claustrophobic. Many visitors come here to buy original Mallorcan products and souvenirs. There are a number of shoe shops that advertise Mallorcan brand quality and some fashion boutiques stocking fancy items. Not far from Plaza Cort is another Farinelli fashion boutique located on the corner and covering two floors.

As you stroll along Calle San Miguel to Plaza Olivar you will come across Mercat de l'Olivar. The fresh market is not the largest of its kind in Mallorca’s capital, but it is certainly one of the most varied.

The focus is on fresh local produce. The Catalan slogan "Més a prop, més fresc" reminds customers at numerous stalls that local products mean more freshness. The odour of exotic spices mixes with the lovely smell of cut flowers and fresh fruit in the Olivar market. In the huge fish hall, you will get the freshest fish and seafood. Many locally caught specialities are freshly prepared in some bars and served hot.

Shopping in Palma de Mallorca

Shopping malls in Palma de Mallorca
Thanks to first-class accessibility, numerous car parks and the countless shops, the shopping malls in Palma de Mallorca are a huge attraction on tourists and locals alike. The oldest shopping mall in Mallorca is named Porto Pi. It is located in the port district and combines 140 shops under one roof. H & M's affordable high street fashions can be found in the shopping mall as well as the Spanish fashion brands, Springfield and Zara. The French supermarket chain, Carrefour has a supermarket in Porto Pi shopping centre. In addition to Spanish tapas bars, fast-food giants such as McDonald's and Pizza Hut will keep the pangs of hunger at bay.

In 2016 Palma’s newest shopping centre opened. It is called FAN Shopping Mallorca and offers more than 100 shops in a retail area of 66,000 m².

Among other things, the fashion discounter, Primark operates a flagship store in the shopping mall. FAN Shopping Mallorca employs innovative marketing techniques and strategies designed to appeal to sensuously entice shoppers into making purchases. The mall is also home to the Dock 39 leisure arena with children's playgrounds and a wave pool as well as a 4D cinema. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the building. FAN Shopping Mallorca is located near the international airport and only a few minutes’ drive from the centre of the capital of Mallorca.

We hope that this report has given you an exciting overview of the shopping paradise of Palma de Mallorca whether you wish to go on a shopping spree in the historic city centre or stroll through the rows of shops in the out of town malls.