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Buying Lingerie Supplies in Barcelona

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, I bet you’ve seen me complaining about how difficult it is to find lingerie fabrics and supplies in Barcelona. And it’s true that it’s difficult, but it’s not impossible!! So, today I’m going to tell you one of my secrets: the best places for buying lingerie supplies in my city!

Mercería Santa Ana (image via Santa Ana)

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Buying Lingerie Fabrics in Barcelona (a frustrating story)

I’ve wanted to do a post like this since the beginning of this blog but, finally, today is the day. And why today? Well, it could be for a whole bunch of reasons, but on top of them it’s one: today I’ve had the WORST customer experience on a fabric shop EVER. And I wanted to share my frustration with you, because that’s what blogs are for! 😉

So, let’s join me in the fabric-shopping route I did this morning…

Ribes y Casals (Image via Anna Evers)

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Shopping Saturday: Tour around El Raval

Last Saturday I went on a city tour around Barcelona, organized by Raval Cultural. It was really interesting, as they explained to us the artisan origins of Barcelona, and the evolution of the textiles industry along the years. In addition, we visited some artisan shops and studios located on the Raval area. So, I’d like to share my discoveries with you!

EL LAVADERO (c/Sant Rafael, 14)

El Lavadero is a jewellery workshop created by Isabel Herrera, but there you can find other jewelers as well. They display their unique creations here, but this place is, above all things, a work space:   

 

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Shopping Saturday: Eco-friendly fashion in Barcelona

The old part of Barcelona (the Gothic and the Born districts) has become into the Promised Land for anyone who is looking for handmade items. Today, we’re going to stop by three shops that not only sell handcrafted products, but they also share a similar philosophy:  everything they offer is eco-friendly and ethically made.

Let’s start!

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