Fiends looking for their kicks in market rummaging have it good here in Barcelona. It’s quite possible to plan every other weekend around some second-hand haunt, and we all have our favorites. Topping the list is El Gran Mercado de Gràcia: down to its reputation as one of the hippest neighborhoods in the city, it leads the way in posing a threat to our levels of self-control.
Everything you’d hope to find at a market is here, from fashion to crafts, gastronomy to music and art. Shoppers who appreciate unique, handcrafted products will easily find themselves lost among the stalls, which on a Sunday isn’t a day wasted. This market also pushes the message that we should consider conscious consumption by giving quality pre-owned threads a new home.
So, for this weekend, dump the chain stores in favor of finding one-off pieces.