Background

By Rich Jones

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Ever the hive of activity, Joaquín Costa street has seen a number of new eateries, shops and bars open up lately, adding yet more color to its already vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Background Store & Gallery is a fitting addition to the neighborhood’s most multicultural thoroughfare. The shop and exhibition area are stark, minimal and function exactly as the name suggests. Exposed white brick walls, a slick micro concrete floor and unobtrusive furnishings communicate the ethos of the brand and bring the predominantly duochrome garments, apparel and artwork to the fore.

The store stocks a range of clothing, accessories and collectibles from brands including Hype, Youth Machine, Komono, Nylon Sky and more. Regular exhibitions showcase work from an international roster of artists and designers, providing a much-needed platform for the creative community in Barcelona and beyond to reach those in the know.

Opening hours
Monday
11:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – 20:30
Thursday
11:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – 20:30
Friday
11:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – 20:30
Saturday
11:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – 20:30
Sunday
– closed –