Going to Christmas markets in Madrid

Madrid In Love

Pop up store where you can find designer clothes, accessories, decoration, furniture, illumination, as well as gourmet options.

From Dec. 13 to Jan. 5 at C/ Fernando VI, 10


The Hovse

Accessories, books, jeweles, toys, flowers, bicycles, a café and more than 80 brands distributed on three floors in a cozy environment for low-stress shopping.

Until Dec. 24, from 11am to 9pm, C/ General Arrando, 40


The offline Store

Original fashion pieces from independent designers, accessorie, sunglasses, vintage.

From Dec. 4 until Jan. 5, C/ Noviciado, 4

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The Christmas Market

Two  pop up editions, from Dec. 12 -15 and Dec. 19 – 22, fashion, accessories, emerging brands. C/ General Pardiñas, 50.

Christmas Market

Nómada Market

Independent design fair, celebrating its Christmas edition  Dec. 13 – 15 in the top floor of Chmartin train station. Workshops, a photocall and packaging area are new elements to this  year’s fair.

Open from 12pm to 9pm, Entry 1 euro.


Portofino Market

Clothing articles with 100% Cashmere, mohair and merino lamb coats, gourmet products, leather bound computer cases and other products from PJ Salvage, Spanx

From Dec. 6 to Jan. 10, C/ Serrano 56, interior patio. Open from 10am to 9pm

Portofino Market



And lastly Solidarity Beauty, for a 15 minute makeup session if you bring 1 kilo of food (with a long lasting used by date) to be dontated.

Beauty Bar at Kiehl’s, Calle Claudio Coello, 52

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The Christmas Wishlist by Friendly Madrid

Running out of time to buy Christmas gifts or don’t know what to buy this year? Friendly Madrid can help.
Here are some affordable suggestions for gifts:
1. Barcelona based Mr. Wonderful makes very original and fun agendas and mugs. Available through their online store.

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2.  Mobile phone cases like these wood or Pantone options make for great gifts.





3. Diptyque candles: we love this brand, especially Baies and Santal fragrances.






4.  A jacket in fashionable pink, from Stradivarius, just in time for Christmas.





5. Attractive home decor from Natura.





6. Lipstick and blush from Nars or Chloé Roses perfume.

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7. Sneakers from New Balance.




 And our other list of more expensive gifts:
1. High black boots by Stuart Weitzman (available also in grey).



2. Black leather boots (with wedges) by Jimmy Choo.





3. We love these shoes by Carolina Herrera in black and white.




4. Givenchy Antigona bag available in different colours.



5. Madrid based Becara has lovely home furnishings.




6. The new Iphone 5s.