Shopping in Madrid
Fashions for men, women and children and Spanish and international designers take up shop around the streets of Almirante and Conde de Xiquena, as well as in the district of Salamanca which concentrates the best shops for jewelry, shoes, leather goods, furniture, gifts, etc.
Concentrated in and around the Plaza Mayor are an assortment of shops selling traditional articles such as espadrilles, fabrics, ropes, hats and religious articles.
Large department stores are located in the vicinity of the Puerta del Sol, and on the streets of Princesa, Goya and Castellana.
Open-air markets. The Rastro is the most famous of the flea markets which opens on Saturdays and Sundays between the Plaza de Cascorro, La Latina and the street of Embajadores. Everything imaginable can be found here from valuable antiques to used clothing, including collector cards, books, records, paintings, etc.
Feria del Libro Antiguo y de Ocasión. This book fair for old and used books is held on the Paseo de Recoletos at the beginning of May.
Feria del Libro sobre Madrid. This books fair held in May features books about Madrid. Plaza de Isabel II.