Has it ever happened to you that you visit a new city, expecting to blend in and experience it like a local? But, you can’t quite blend in because something gives you away as another tourist.
I don’t know how many of you have felt that. In cities like Madrid and Barcelona, it is easier for tourists to feel integrated. However, Mallorca is a bit different.
Don’t get me wrong; I am not talking about the people; they are all as lovely as they come. I am talking about fashion.
Mallorca is an island, but that doesn’t mean people go around in bathing suits all day. Most locals from Mallorca have a high sense of fashion, and if you want to blend in with them, you must carefully prepare your suitcase.
If you don’t know what to take with you, don’t worry! Use your first day to explore the island and then go for a bit of shopping!
In this blog, I will list the 9 best places to shop in Mallorca. You will find not only the best streets for clothing brands, but also ceramics, crafts and even some snacks to recharge your energy!
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1. Paseo del Borne
Over the last few years, Paseo del Borne has become the island’s most visited and essential shopping street. It is one of the most charming places in Palma. Many luxury brands on this street include Carolina Herrera, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, and Bvlgari. They have turned this luxury promenade into a ‘designer street.’
One of the most impressive stores on the island is located on this street; it is called Rialto Living. You will find a wide selection of fashion, interior design, stationery items, and even a café to regain strength during your shopping spree.
In Passeig del Born, you will find more affordable stores such as Zara or H&M.
This street is a perfect place to have a coffee on one of its terraces, which will complete your day. Among the terraces of Es Born highlights the Bar Bosch, a bar with a history of more than 8 years. Another delightful place to have an afternoon snack is the Born 8, whose terrace is on the same promenade, making it a unique place.
2. Jaime III Avenue
If you are in Avenida Jaime III, it can only be for one reason: shopping.
It is full of life and luxury stores, hotels, and magnificent restaurants. A few years ago, this was the most crucial street in Palma until Borne took its place and became the new street of the big designer brands. However, you can still find stores like Cartier and Lottusse in Avenida Jaime III.
If you are looking for the latest fashion trends in Mallorca and stores for all price ranges, Avenida Jaime III is the perfect place. You will find stores like Cortefiel, Decathlon, Mango, Calzedonia, and Women’s Secret.
This avenue is beautiful, lined with elegant 20th-century neo-Baroque buildings with entrances on either side.
After a long afternoon of shopping on the avenue, you can have a typical Mallorcan snack at the famous bar Ca’n Joan de s’Aigo, which stands out for its ice cream and pastries.
3. Corte Inglés Shopping Center
You shouldn’t miss a visit to the El Corte Inglés department store. The chain has department stores in many island areas, including Palma. Here you will find everything you are looking for.
Besides clothes, you can also find a supermarket, pharmacy, accessories, household goods, appliances, sportswear, clothes, and toys, among many other things.
It is the largest department store group in Europe and the third largest in the world, are you going to miss it?
4. Santa Catalina Neighborhood
In a bohemian meeting point of Palma, you will find the neighborhood of Santa Catalina, famous for its market, shops, restaurants, and countless bars. The atmosphere of a village combines ancient and modern lifestyles and features.
It is located west of Avenida, Argentina, in Palma; Santa Catalina is one of the most attractive neighborhoods in the city. It is an exciting neighborhood; the adjacent streets contain stores, small bars, and restaurants.
It has art galleries, design stores, vintage clothing, and handicrafts. When I’m in Mallorca, one of my favorite plans is to spend the afternoon visiting some of these stores and taking a break having a drink in one of their great bars.
I recommend you go to “The B Connected Mallorca” stores; they are super exciting and have everything you can imagine, from furniture to ceramics. Going on another of my favorite stores is `Frida Watson’ a store with wall clocks and vintage furniture from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. In this shop, you will find things you couldn’t find in other shops; it’s unique and authentic.
In this neighborhood, you will also find the Mercat de Santa Catalina, the oldest gastronomic market in Palma and full of stalls selling fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and other gourmet products.
5. Mallorca Fashion Outlet
If you like luxury brands but want to save money, there is an outlet 10 minutes away from the center of Palma. The Mallorca Fashion outlet, better known as Festival Park, is an outdoor shopping center located in Marratxí, a municipality very close to Palma.
This is one of the best places to go shopping in Mallorca, thanks to its fantastic outlet prices, with brands such as Calvin Klein, Guess, Lacoste, and Timberland. Other brands like Nike, Vans, or Puma are less expensive and have incredible discounts.
The mall has more than 60 international fashion brands, many restaurants, an arcade so the little ones can have fun, and a huge cinema. Mallorca Fashion Outlet is a very cozy place to go shopping in Mallorca, and I’m sure you will have a great time.
6. Porto Pi Shopping Center
Porto Pi is the oldest shopping center in Mallorca; due to this, it is one of the island’s most popular and complete shopping centers. It is located in the Paseo Marítimo of Palma, so that you will see many people arriving from boats and cruises.
Here you can find everything you can imagine, clothing stores, shoe shops, and accessories stores. It has over 140 stores offering many brands, such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Pull & Bear, and many others of great interest.
There are also supermarkets such as Carrefour. As well as the Casino of Mallorca. An arcade, a cinema, many restaurants, and an ice cream parlor will make your shopping afternoon memorable.
Access to the shopping center is effortless as it is well communicated.
You can take public transport or go by car, as it has a large parking lot. The Porto Pi Shopping Center also offers a Personal Shopper service so that your selection of clothes will be the most fashionable as possible. This is an ideal place for everyone, and I’m sure you will have a great time.
7. Fan Mallorca Shopping Center
If you prefer shopping in large malls, FAN Mallorca Shopping Center is one of the best shopping centers in Mallorca.
It is open-air and has stores of all kinds, restaurants, a cinema, and a fantastic children’s playground. It is the largest shopping center on the island. That is why it is one of the best places to shop in Palma.
The center has brand new facilities as it was inaugurated not that long ago, in 2016. As mentioned, this shopping center has thousands of shops, many restaurants, and a 4D cinema so that you won’t miss the latest premieres. In addition, you should know that it is an ideal place to visit with your children; they will have a great time in the area of Dock 39, in the wave pool, climbing walls, or in the children’s playground.
That’s just some; the shopping center has more to offer you, as you will also find a supermarket, a gas station, and ample indoor and outdoor parking for customers.
FAN Mallorca Shopping Center is just a few minutes from Palma Airport, so if you are only visiting the island, you can do your last-minute shopping here.
All this makes FAN Mallorca Shopping Center one of Palma’s best places to shop. So, if you decide to spend a day shopping here, I guarantee you won’t be bored anytime.
8. Sant Miquel Street
Discovering the charms of Palma de Mallorca is an important activity during your visit to Mallorca. That is why you can’t miss going to Sant Miquel Street. It is right next to the capital’s Plaza Mayor.
It is a narrow shopping street in the heart of the city; it is only 650 meters long. It’s located between Avenida Joan March and Plaza Mayor. The combination of shopping and culture in this part of Palma de Mallorca is incomparable.
The street is full of stores selling clothes, shoes, and accessories. From small stores to big brands such as Zara, H&M, and Pull&Bear. You will find attractive fashion boutiques and traditional shoe shops with high-quality handmade leather from the famous town of the Inca. This street is a pedestrian area where you will find street artists.
In addition, the street has stalls where you can find everything from handmade jewelry at an excellent price to the funniest caricatures. It is said that this is one of the busiest pedestrian streets in the city.
Due to its excellent location, the best plan is to go to Sant Miquel street after a long day of sightseeing to shop. You will stroll through the city center and enjoy its streets and atmosphere.
The road ends at the Plaça Major de Palma, a perfect place to take pictures and post them on Instagram!
9. Artà Market
In the heart of the town of Artà, in the northwest of the island, the municipal market is held every Tuesday morning. The pedestrian streets of this village are filled with stores where you will find clothing and leather goods, handmade souvenirs, pottery, and typical island food.
Every Tuesday, the market is open from 9:00h to 14:00h; during this time, you can stroll through the streets of Artà and shop. You will find high-quality stores, and the variety of handicrafts offered in the market stalls create an exciting combination.
In the last years, this market has been attracting more and more visitors week after week. In recent years the previously unknown weekly market has become a popular excursion destination for everyone coming to Mallorca.
As you are coming to the town of Artà, you can take the opportunity to discover one of the best coves in Mallorca, located in the vicinity of the town center, Cala Mesquida.
Ready for a wardrobe makeover? Maybe not a makeover, but getting some new additions to your closet is always nice to give it a little twist.
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Jimena Bolívar is a seasoned travel writer with a unique passion for Spanish Food & Recipes. With a background in business and marketing, she brings a strategic and innovative approach to her writing, making her the perfect guide for those looking to truly experience the Authentic Spain. Jimena is also a Mother of 4, and is a huge fan of knitting her own clothes.