Doesn’t the line “shopping in Spain” just evoke so many feelings. The idea of sun-bathed cafe strips and stunning Penelope Cruz-esque shop assistants. Well, maybe it’s just me! I’m pretty sure whatever Spanish shopping fantasy you have going on in your little head, El Corte Ingles Castellana does not disappoint.
Located in the heart of Madrid, El Corte Ingles Castellana is Spain’s leading department store dedicated to fashion, watches, jewellery and lifestyle. Brands like Cartier, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and more are all located in one convenient hub.
In the spirit of al things DIYnamic Style, tailors are also on hand for those bespoke suits. Perfect for the your busy spouse travelling back to desk jobs in Singapore or Dubai.
And like all amazing shopping centres there are delicious dining options and wellness treatments in house as well. And because no overseas shopping trip is complete without some culinary indulgence, The Gourmet Experience in Castellana – which combines tasting with the sale of gourmet products – allows you to enjoy different types of specialities from around the world such as Iberian cured products, seafood, smoked foods, grilled meat and fish, cheeses, nibbles and snacks, hamburgers, high quality Asian cuisine and freshly squeezed fruit juices.
As you can also see from the video, El Corte Ingles’ store located in Paseo de la Castellana has a variety of staff members from all over the world who speak various languages. If you’re reading in Singapore and prefer to speak Mandarin, then there are people there who can help you.
For those of you planning your Summer trips now and plan to leave Dubai this Summer and give the likes of Munich or Zurich a skip and give Spain and Madrid a chance!