Shopping in the Marbella Area
From boutiques and designer shops to shopping malls and local markets, Marbella is ideally situated to experience a varied Spanish shopping experience. Marbella is said to be the playground for the rich and famous and naturally what goes with this territory is a profusion of designer shops, jewellery stores and luxury fashion boutiques.
A majority of the high-end brands can be found in Puerto Banus and in the centre of Marbella on Avenida Ricardo Soriano. Designer brands such as Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior and Gucci enjoy a privileged position overlooking the world famous Puerto Banus marina. Marbella old town offers a unique shopping experience with quirky boutiques and cafes lining the cobbled streets; there really is something for everyone.
Marbella is also home to one of the best markets on the coast, held in Nueva Andalucia’s magnificent bull ring Plaza de Toros, you will find delights from fresh fruit and vegetables to traditional Spanish linen.
Just down the road from Marbella you will come across Laguna Village in Estepona’s New Golden Mile. Laguna Village is an up-market stylish shopping arcade which in turn reflects the overall luxurious and indulgent flavor of the New Golden Mile. It is a super elegant establishment built in an Asian design offering a unique shopping experience. There are 28 exclusive shops, four fantastic restaurants, a café, spa and yoga centre. Laguna Village is also home to one of the most exquisite restaurants on the coast; the impressive Puro Beach Club, surrounded by a beautiful decked pool area and stylish day beds.
It is not only designer shops and boutiques that are popular amongst tourists and locals alike; over the last 5 years shopping centers in Andalucia have become an integral part of peoples shopping experience. The convenience of shopping, meeting a friend for coffee and being able to do a monthly food shop all under one roof is proving invaluable in our busy lives.
La Cañada is the closest of the shopping centres located on the Carretera de Ojén and home to many of the Spanish high street brands such as Zara, Bershka and H&M. It has a large cinema, many varieties of eateries and hypermarket. The centre is open from 10am-10pm with restaurants, cafes and entertainment areas open until 11pm. There are also 2 other shopping centres within an hour’s drive from Marbella, Miramar in Fuengirola and the Larios Centre in Malaga city.
Whatever your preferred shopping experience Spanish people view shopping as a whole day affair, especially on a Friday night and all day Saturday. The town centres and shopping malls are full with people shopping, eating, drinking and mainly enjoying spending time with the whole family.