If you want to do some serious shopping in Malaga, there is no better time than now! The summer sales just started and will go on until the end of August. With discounts of up to 70%, you can do some serious shopping. So prepare your bags and credit card and let’s head on to the stores!
In Spain there are traditionally two periods of the year when all stores have big sales: after the christmas holidays and during summer. This is starting to change a bit, but these two periods is when the biggest sales go on. And if you find that prices in Spain are lower than in your home country, imagine what bargains you can find whit prices reduced by 50% and even 70%.
The sales are applied to absolutely everywhere, it is not limited to clothing. You can get discounts on electronic gadgets, souvenirs, sporting goods, etc.
So, where are the best places to go shopping in Malaga?
Calle Larios and the city center sales
This well known pedestrian street and other crossing streets have many stores where you can start your shopping spree. With clothing, handbags, shoes, cosmetics and jewellery, there are certainly many options for everyone. Brand names like Desigual, Swarovski, Benetton, and Mango have stores on this street.
If you have a passion for shoes, make sure to go to calle Nueva, next to Larios. It has many shoe stores including a Sketchers store. Kids, men and women will find stores just for them there. There are also a few cafes where to take nice break and sit for a while. Go to Starbucks or Spanish Granier coffee house to get coffee and croissants for a snack to fuel up.
Department Stores sales
Spain doesn’t have many department stores, except for a very big one called El Corte Inglés. It can be pricier than regular stores, but with the summer sales it makes it even more affordable. It is very convenient as it has a very wide selection of products and of very good quality. It also has another great thing: air conditioning. Something to take into consideration during the very warm summer months if you are shopping in Malaga. The sales at El Corte Inglés are famous because you get the best products for a fantastic price.
El Corte Inglés also has a very good refund policy, and gives its customers the option to have the sales tax returned when they go back. Ask in store for more information, you will need to provide your passport information to prove you are not a resident.
Sales at Shopping Centres
Shopping malls are a good option if you want to avoid the heat and find everything under the same roof. Near the city center you have Vialia, which is the shopping center where the train station Maria Zambrano is. You can find there Zara, Desigual, Swarovski, Sfera, Pull&Bear and shoes and handbag stores. For technology items, there is a big MediaMakt store, great for buying the latest gadgets or a camera to capture your holiday moments. These is another shopping centre very close called Larios, it has Dunnes store, Disney store, Primark, and other clothing and home decoration stores. Both these malls have places to eat and get rest before you continue enjoying the great sales.
Larger shopping malls are found in the outskirts of the city, and can be accessed by car and transit. Read our other post on shopping in Malaga for more info. You can visit Plaza Mayor, near the airport. It is an outdoor, open shopping center themed like a bullring. There is a Levi’s store, Nike, Desigual, and many other brand names. Close to Plaza Mayor is Mare Nostrum shopping center, this is an outlet mall, so you can find even bigger bargains and shop ’till you drop.
Wherever you go do your shopping, one thing is sure: you should bring an empty suitcase! Shopping in Malaga during the summer sales is a pleasure, because of the prices, the variety and the beautiful surroundings.