Spain has not only Zara, Mango, Carolina Herrera, and Loewe, in fact, there are more interesting local brands to explore on your next visit to Madrid:
- Nice Things Paloma’s
Nice Things Paloma’s is a family-owned brand originally from Barcelona that makes clothes for women and little girls. The style is always very feminine, comfortable, and of their own style, not following mainstream trends. Each collection has a mixture of prints, colors, designs. I especially love their digital prints of mountains, landscapes, and architecture. And not the least important, its quality, the brand uses pure silk cotton and wool in their garments.
Website and online store: http://www.nicethingspalomas.com/
2. Bimba y Lola
Bright, colorful and crazy. This brand always surprises by its choice of theme and its prints, that can be found on everything: coats, dresses, scarves, bags… The brand is quite weel known in Europe with its shops in London and Paris. Particular look at its vast accessories collection, that even includes iPhone cases and umbrellas.
Website and online store: http://www.bimbaylola.com/
This brand is pursuing its own style, сoutryside chic like no one else. The most notable piece of every collection is its beautifully tailored jackets with ruffles, embroidery or other decorations, made out of rich fabrics in noble colours. Velvet and tweed in winter, silk and linen in summer, these jackets are a statement piece in any wardrobe.
Unfortunately only available in its boutique in Madrid and London.
Ailanto is a fashion design company created by twin brothers Iñaki and Aitor Muñoz. The universe of Ailanto is renowned for its color combinations, geometric forms and references to avantgarde art movements. Signature prints, figurative embroidery and elegant texture juxtapositions are frequently employed to enrich the collections, making the label a visual one, recognizable worldwide.(from their website)
5. Shon Mott
The very young fashion brand Shon Mott , known for its elegant proposals based on the luxury of fabrics and the minimalism of forms is from Barcelona. It is owned by brothers Pep and Kiko Buxo. The brand does both menswear and womenswear and the tones are usually limited to white, blue, black, petrol. Their cashmere quality is impeccable.