It’s happened again. Christmas is five days away, the entire extended family are coming to town and you haven’t bought a single present yet. This year, the ever-lovely El Zapato Rojo market has come to save the day. Feel free to swerve the hellish perils of a mob-filled Portal del Àngel and head to a twinkly square in the Born for warm wine and chilled shopping.
At this two-day artisan market you’ll find imaginative and one-off gift ideas from local fashion designers, homeware makers and other creatives. You’ll find dozens of brands from Catalunya, Madrid, Valencia, Ibiza and beyond. And for the true shopping-phobes, this should prove to be a genuinely pleasurable experience – there’s workshops for the kids, a fully-stocked bar, DJs on vibes duty and a chillout area for when it all gets a little bit too much.