Where To Shop In San Sebastián, Spain

Basque-inspired shoes, a third-generation jewellery shop, a concept store attached to an art gallery and somewhere to pick up an iconic “boina” (black beret); make space in your suitcase for a glut of San Sebastián souvenirs from these independent boutiques

In a city that's home to the world's top-grossing Zara, shopping is big business. We'd skip queuing all day by the tills to explore the criss-cross streets of its Centro neighbourhood, though. Here, you'll find the Basque spirit presented loud and proud in hundreds of one-of-a-kind boutiques showcasing local products and city-made goods.


Loreak Mendian

San Sebastián, Spain

This Basque fashion brand started with a tiny shop in San Sebastián's port before expanding to Paris and London. Visit its flagship store to see Basque-inspired fashion in its natural habitat. An ever-changing line-up of sharp knits and utilitarian basics will draw you in, with surprising collaborations sweetening the deal.


Garibai Kalea 22, 20004

Artwork hands on the wall in a shop
Photo credit: Colo Colo Partners / Arteuparte



A passion for art, culture and design gave birth to Arteuparte. Originally located in the Tabakalera "Culture Factory", the concept store and art gallery is now all grown up, with its own larger location in the Gros neighbourhood. Here you'll find great art pieces from local artists, mixed with designer threads, cool events and an edgy design studio.


Kale Berria 4, 20001

Colourful berets stacked up


Casa Ponsol

Without a black Basque beret, you're a nobody here. The berets - called "boina" in Basque - go like hotcakes at this 1838-founded hat shop. Selling the famed Elósegui brand, along with other eclectic and classic hat styles, this is a must-visit.


Narrika Kalea 4, 20003


Joyería Casa Munoa

This third-generation jewellery shop is a true diamond. Unique jewellery created in-store is on display alongside pre-made pieces, including the house's signature charm, which takes its curved shape from La Concha Bay.


Aldamar Kalea 28, 20003

This article was updated 16 November 2022.

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