Marbella is shoppers paradise! Our friends and family cannot wait to come here and go shopping. They find the shops like Mango, Zara, Massimo Dutti generally cheaper than the UK and even more so when the exchange rate is in their favour. I do find these shops more expensive in the UK. A Jacket costing 39€ here normally is £39 in the UK.
There is so much choice from cheap high street names like Bershka, Blanco, Stradivarius, Mango and Zara to the top designer names like Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Todds and Missoni just to name a few.
Like many places, large indoor shopping centres are killing the High Streets and Local Shops which is very sad. Going to an undercover shopping centre is far more comfortable especially if you have pushchairs and young kids, but you generally wont find that special unique gift as many of the shops are the same shops you find in every shopping centre now all over the world.
Marbella Town is a wonderful place to stroll around if you are here on holiday or looking for something a little bit different from the main repetitive high street stores. The narrow cobbled streets are a joy to walk around where you will discover gorgeous little shops selling all sorts of unique gifts including, jewellery, toys, soaps, olive oils, bags, scarves and there is a beautiful glass shop in the centre too. Some of our favourite shops are the old fashioned toy shops with dolls houses and beautiful wooden cars.
Make sure you cover all the little streets that go off from Orange Square. There are a couple of really nice boutiques selling some lovely brands that you just cant get everywhere and a shop that has the most amazing colour range of Pashminas.
All along the main road in Marbella, Ricardo Soriano, there are all the main high street shops like Mango, Zara, Massimo Dutti and some more expensive brands. Shops are opening and closing all the time, so to list them all this guide would be out of date by the time I have finished writing this. If you do have any questions about a shop you are looking for you can ask us on our Malaga Airport Facebook Page
It hosts the biggest Apple Store in Spain and other big names like Hollister, Ted Baker, Adidas, Guess, H&M, Zara, Mango & M&S
La Canada also has Camelot Park for kids, Bowling Alley and Cinema. Read our up to date guide on La Canada, Marbella.
The third option is Puerto Banus where you will find just about every designer shop from Louis Vuitton to Versace. Most of the Designer Shops in Puerto Banus are along the front of Puerto Banus.
If it rains you can always shelter in the five storey El Corte Ingles Department store which also has a number of designer concessions which now include Karen Millen, DKNY, Loewe and nearly every other brand you can think of.
El Corte Ingles is the Spanish equivalent of Selfridges with a huge supermarket on the ground floor. Infact El Corte Ingles really is the only department store you will find in Spain!
Located directly opposite El Corte Ingles Puerto Banus is Marina Banus, an indoor shopping complex which is waiting for H&M to open, which is due next Spring. There are more Puerto Banus Shops like Zara Home, Yamamay, Stradivarius around the area too.
If you are looking for any shop in particular you can now ask us on Malaga Airport Facebook.