Fashion in close-up When in Palma for a shopping spree this summer, the best time to start is a little later in the afternoon, as the sun begins to set. After a stroll around town through boutiques and galleries, we recommend you stay for dinner in one of the capital’s chic restaurants.
he capital city of the largest of the Balearic Islands is a wellestablished weekend destination for fashionistas, who love to stroll in the sunshine past historic Art Nouveau town houses looking for a pair of unusual Pretty Ballerinas or trousers by Pinko. Those looking for international labels in Palma’s Old Town should start their shopping expedition on Paseo Borne, which is lined with exclusive boutiques and chic cafés. After you have looked at the major labels such as Loewe Madrid and Louis Vuitton, it is worth branching off into the small streets that lead off to the right and left. Alongside fashion from Jil Sander and Acne, the lifestyle store Rialto Living in Carrer de Sant Feliu also stocks quirky gifts and interior design for the discerning customer. Its bistro on the ground floor is a popular meeting place for the Swedish and Mallorquin in-crowd. On the next floor up, art lovers will find an ever-changing display of interesting furniture from all over the world, and paintings and photographs by well-known artists. Once a month store owner Barbara Bergman holds private views that are well worth attending. Here you meet personalities you are unlikely to meet anywhere else. Just down a narrow street, opposite the Puro Design Hotel, Felix at Felix Hair works his trendy hairdressing
magic and small galleries display contemporary art. Here we can recommend Gerhardt Braun. In addition to his art gallery in Carrer de Sant Feliu, he has also filled the historic mansion next door with works of art by young sculptors and painters. The eclectic mix of genres also includes video art. Jaume III is the place to go for jeans and young fashion. If you ask Estefania Heidemanns, she will tell you that Rosemarine is the best boutique for great Ibiza-style beach dresses – not to be missed on any account! Here you will also find clothes by Sem per Lei and Anna’s Dress Affair. International names such as Sportalm and Marc Cain show their current collections in their own stores on Can Verí. Not far away in Carrer Peraires you will find Chrissy´s Closet. This multi-label shop with wonderful shelving from the early 19th century stocks names such as Juvia and Alexander McQueen, and fun accessories. New to the Island is the Aigner boutique in Calle Jovellanos. Its opening in autumn 2015 was attended by many celebrities, and it now stocks the limited-edition Mallorca bag ‘Telas de Lengua’ as well as the Munich label’s current bag collection. Shopaholics and urban explorers can find more ideas of what to see on the Facebook page of DELUXE Mallorca Magazine at facebook.com/deluxemallorcamagazin. TExT BUNG | TRANSLATION CELIA MOODY
Start your window shopping on exclusive Paseo Borne, where you will find LOEWE MADRID as well as LOUIS VUITTON and PRETTY BALLERINAS, next to the PHILIPP PLEIN store. On Jaume III, along with MANGO you see smaller jeans shops and fun stores for cosmetics. Turn into Calle Jovellanos for a look at the new AIGNER MUNICH bag store, and when you take a right on Carrer del Paraires, you should stop for the funky looks inside CHRISSY’S CLOSET. The large SPORTALM boutique with its collection for golfers can be found at Carrer Can Verí, and just a few steps toward Carrer Constitució MARC CAIN shows relaxed sports wear. For dinner, MARC FOSH is a good address for fine dining in a monastry-turned-hotel.
Published on May 12, 2016
Published on May 12, 2016
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