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LAVINIA
605 Avda. Diagonal
Tel: 34 93 363 44 45
www.lavinia.es
The mother of all wine shops in Spain—if not all of Europe—stocks a heady 4,000 or so labels in its 8,600-square-foot Eixample Esquerra shop. The decor is on a par with any of the flagship emporiums on the Passeig de Gràcia, and it's staffed by expert oenologists and sommeliers. Professional buyers come here to explore and learn, and there are formal courses and tastings for more casual enthusiasts. Lavinia can also help make arrangements to ship your haul home.
Closed Sundays.

LE BOUDOIR
21 Carrer Canuda, Barri Gòtic
Tel: 34 93 302 52 81
www.leboudoir.net
Painted robin's-egg blue with burgundy accents, this lingerie shop in the Barri Gòtic is sublimely seductive. You can ponder a lacy negligee with pom-poms within the plush confines of a velvet-draped dressing room decorated with a gilded mirror and love poetry. All the big-name designers are here, from La Perla to Lise Charmel, alongside some gorgeous bespoke items. Le Boudoir also carries a fine line of aphrodisiacs, fluffy handcuffs, and lushly illustrated copies of the Kama Sutra.
Closed Sundays.

LOEWE
35 Passeig de Gràcia, Eixample
Tel: 34 93 216 04 00
http://www.loewe.com/
Behind the gilded doors of Domènech i Montaner's Modernist Casa Lleó Morera in Eixample Esquerra, you'll find leather luggage, vanity cases, belts, and wallets that are highly coveted by the rich and famous and drooled over by aficionados. These investment pieces, glammed up with snakeskin, crocodile skin, and baby-soft nubuck, are likely to be passed along from generation to generation.
Closed Sundays.

MASSIMO DUTTI
Passeig de GrÀcia, Gran Vía
Eixample
Tel: 34 93 412 01 05 or 34 93 412 70 68 (ladies department)
www.massimodutti.com
Whether you're looking for workaday staples (suits, ties, shirts, knits) or classic pieces for an evening out, Dutti's tasteful collections from homegrown Spanish fashion designers are difficult to beat. Think Banana Republic but with more flair (clean lines, bold prints, and strong use of color). The line is mostly for men, but there is a selection of women's clothing as well.

MERCAT DE SANTA CATERINA
16 Avenida Francesc Cambó, El Born
www.mercatsantacaterina.net
Barcelona's most famous market, the Boqueria, now has some competition from the Mercat de Santa Caterina in El Born. Enric Miralles' multicolored, wave-roofed creation opened for business in 2005. Lit by shafts of light that flood through the pine rafters, it seems uncommonly spacious for a market, with tapas bars arranged around the outside. Be sure to stop by the city's first specialty oil shop, Olisoliva, which offers more than 100 different types of Spanish extra-virgin olive oils along with gourmet vinegars and salts (93-268-14-72). Visitors are encouraged to try before they buy.

TCN
222 C/Rosellón
Eixample
Tel: 34 93 215 60 05
www.tcn.es
When Catalan designer Toton Comella set up shop in 1987 (primarily as a luxury swimwear and lingerie collection), she attracted the attention of a number of Hollywood A-listers and the Spanish glitterati. Since then, she's launched a children's and baby line, and invented DOW XLA, a new soft and elastic textile that doesn't lose its shape. Comella's dreamy 2007 collection is unapologetically feminine: Swimwear updates retro checks and lamé with crystal details, plunging necklines, and below-the-hip belts; discreet tailoring on skinny jeans highlights the female form; and fall 2007 brings a focus on luxurious velvet, silk, and satin fabrics.
Closed Sundays.


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