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Rebajas or Sales in Barcelona 2024

Look for a bargain at one of Europe's best fashion destinations

Dates: January 7–February 29 | July 1–August 31

Rebajas or Sales in Barcelona
Rebajas or Sales in Barcelona

When Rebajas (Sales) season starts in Barcelona, it becomes impossible to resist the shopping frenzy. Stores put up huge signs promising discounts and are crowded with excited bargain seekers. These periods typically occur during specific times of the year when retailers offer significant discounts on their products to attract customers. All along Rebajas in Barcelona, residents and city visitors can find discounts on a wide range of items, including clothing, household goods, accessories, electronics, and much more. Moreover, during this time, the city buzzes with a lively atmosphere and crowded shops.

Summer Sales Hotspots

Summer sales that start in July and last until the end of August draw many tourists, especially in the center—near Plaça de Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia, the Barri Gotic, and around Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol. If you go on a weekday, the shops will be emptier, and the lines will be shorter.

Winter Season Sales

Don't worry if you're not visiting during the summer sales. The winter sales, starting from January 7 and lasting till the end of February, offer a quieter shopping experience with equally attractive bargains.

Mid-Season Sales

Mid-season sales in Barcelona (March-June and September-November) are not quite as big, but it's also worth checking out. At this time, you can find interesting sales propositions and buy something alluring for the best prices.

Shopping Destinations in Barcelona

Passeig de Gràcia is probably Barcelona's most famous shopping street. It is lined with designer shops such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermes, and Chanel. On the other hand, Portal del Angel is a pedestrian street with more affordable brands like H&M, Kiabi, Mango, and, of course, Zara. Desigual also has a significant presence in Barcelona. Clothes from renowned Spanish brands such as Zara and Mango are cheaper in Spain than in other countries. Las Arenas is a shopping mall with 116 shops, including Mango, Calvin Klein, Calzedonia, and Claire's. El Maremagnum Mall, located at the end of La Rambla, is the only shopping center in Barcelona open on Sundays.

Local Brands in Barcelona

The sales season in Barcelona isn't just about the big mass-market brands. For a truly unique shopping experience in this vibrant city, explore the offerings of small local brands. Discover the creativity of young designers with their prêt-à-porter stores in downtown Barcelona, particularly in areas like the Gòtic, the Raval, and Gracia. Colmillo de Morsa is a Catalan brand with a wealth of handmade clothes, while Pinza't and Rebel Root represent Barcelona's commitment to eco-friendly fashion.

Shopping Hours in Barcelona

Barcelona's shops are open from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm, but it's good to remember that smaller shops commonly close on Saturday afternoons. In downtown Barcelona, most shops remain open at lunchtime. Shopping centers and department stores are open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm. Stores located in designated tourist zones are permitted to operate on Sundays and public holidays, between 12 noon and 8 pm, spanning from May 15 to September 15.

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Authors: Olena Basarab