Shopping in San Sebastian
San Sebastian is not only the city of Michelin stars, the film festival and amazing beaches it is also a shopping paradise. After all the delicious Pinxtos and exciting events it is time to spoil yourself with some presents. Go shopping during your weekend break in San Sebastian!
The fall weather will be kicking in any time now, so sunbathing on the beach will become something for next year. Not to worry just like you we love to spend a whole day in stores. But where do we go? We will show you the best places to shop.
In the Avenida de la Libertad, the main shopping avenue, you will find all major international and Spanish brands. Stroll down this beautifully decorated avenue full of impressive historical buildings. In the Calle San Martín you will find shops selling brands like Chanel. In this same area you will also find shops from the popular Spanish brands like Zara, Adolfo Domingo, Mango, etc.
Donostia San Sebastian is known for its beautiful luxury boutiques. The boutiques are filled with high fashion elite items. The main street of San Sebastian, ‘La Avenida’ , starts at the Playa de la Concha and runs through almost the whole city. In the side streets of the Askatasunaren Hinbidea, you will find the most exclusive boutiques and elegant shops.
One of the first side streets is the Calle San Marcial. Here you will find one of the most popular stores of San Sebastian, Bonnie and Clyde. The store is specialized in young looking modern fashion for men and women.
When you walk a little bit further trough ‘La Avenida’ and go to the left at the Txurruka you will find one of the most popular boutiques of San Sebastian, Arbelaitz. This boutique will provide you with many stylish accessories of famous brands as Gucci, Moschino, Armani and Moncler.
For the diehards there are also several big shopping malls in San Sebastian. They have almost everything you can imagine.
- At Plaza Irún 6 there is the Arcco Amara. A modern shopping centre that offers many stores with the latest fashion, restaurants, electronic stores and bookshops.
- On the outskirts of San Sebastian there is the biggest shopping centre of the city, Garbera, it more than 80 shops with all kinds of products.
- In Calle Urbieta stands a big shopping centre, San Martin. At the ground floor you will find the fruit stands, butcher and wine shops and the rest of the building is filled with the popular Spanish and international fashion brands.
So, from elegant shops, giant shopping malls or small but extravert boutiques… San Sebastian has it all.
I think this will keep you busy for quite a time. But beware of not taking too much home or you would also have to buy a new suitcase for the flight back.
Enjoy my favorite hobby!
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I hope you have a great experience during your stay in Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra and enjoy your time in San Sebastian.
If there is anything we can assist you with please do not hesitate to ask our staff.
Elena Estomba Garín
Assistant General Manager at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra.