Combining high-end fashion with a wide selection of antiques and unusual furniture, Persuade is the place to go if you’re looking for unique fashion and accessories.
Located in a former barn, the simple decor of brick walls and wooden rafters contrasts with the eclectic items for sale. Owned by Rosa Orrantia and Paul Ziarsolo, the store is a major draw for both visitors and locals.
Rosa Orrantia and Paul Ziarsolo, Owners
+34 94 423 8864
Villarias 8, 48001
Opened in 2008, The Closet is one of the best shops in Bilbao to buy international brands. Designers such as Patricia Nicolás and Kenneth Jay Lane are available at this store, one of the few places in Bilbao that offers high-end jewelry. There are plenty of charming accessories and the general vibe of the clothing leans towards rock chic.
+34 94 435 2852
Calle del Músico Ledesma 18
If you’re looking to pick up something exclusively Basque, head to Sombreros Gorostiaga and buy one of their txapelas, a quintessential Basque beret that has protected shepherds in the mountains for centuries. Now considered trendy, you’ll find an extensive range of txapelas to suit every style at Sombreros Gorostiaga.
+34 94 416 1276
Calle Victor 9, Casco Viejo, 48009
EL CORTE INGLES
An outlet of Spain’s largest department store chain, El Corte Ingles is renowned for selling just about everything. There are plenty of luxury brands for elite travelers, including Burberry and Armani, as well as hair and beauty treatments. shops The store has a café and restaurant on the rooftop and a supermarket in the basement.
+34 94 425 3500
Gran Vía 7-9, 48001
One of the best places in Bilbao to find Western designer labels, including Valentino, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Alexander McQueen, Blumarine and Alberta Ferretti, Veritas has been in business for 45 years. Sleek and professional, the shop oozes luxury.
Ramón Armentia Junior, Owner
+34 94 441 2708
Rodríguez Arias 46, 48011