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The Markets of Mallorca

The Markets of Mallorca

On the island of Mallorca, markets are part of the daily streetscape. Almost every village on the island has a small market. The daily markets offer different products and often against different rates. When visiting a market, make sure u arrive early, the fresh caught fish and shrimps will be well worth it. more ...

Special edition of Munich for the Sitges International Fantasy Film Festival

Special edition of Munich for the Sitges International Fantasy Film Festival

Do you remember our first edition of Brands of…..? We talked about brands in Barcelona and we mentioned two popular brands of shoes in this exciting city, Munichs and Maians. The first brand will be holding a special event in honour of the Sitges International Fantasy Film Festival and will be kicking off on the 7th of October and not only collaborating and sponsoring the event, but celebrating with a special edition. more ...

Opening of Arenas Shopping Centre in Barcelona, in March 2011

Opening of Arenas Shopping Centre in Barcelona, in March 2011

Following years of constant rumours about these immense constructions works coming to an end, we can finally be the bearer of some long awaited news that none other than the Arenas Shopping Centre in Barcelona, located in the former Bull Ring right in the centre of Plaza Espanya will be opening its doors to the public. To be more precise, this huge complex will be opening on the 15th of March 2011, according to the project Manager Santiago Gutierrez, which is great news for shopping fanatics or any other visitors interested in the activities that this immense complex has to offer. more ...

Milan brands: Alpha Romeo and Castagna Milano

Milan brands: Alpha Romeo and Castagna Milano

Italy is not only famous for Roman monuments and historical remains of its imperial past but also for fashion. It is the pinnacle of and current international reference tool to fashion and style. Its creative inventions have given rise to the best brand of cars, fashion, food etc. As the fashion capital, Milan also prides itself on being the headquarters of the legendary car brands, the Alfa Romeo and Castagna Milano. more ...

Florence brands: Gucci and Roberto Cavalli

Florence brands: Gucci and Roberto Cavalli

As we are all aware Italian fashion is the epitome of and leader in the world of fashion, something which is not a coincidence but has more to do with their quality, and their attention to detail that characterises Italian brands whether it is in the design and manufacture of clothing and accessories, or in cars, or furniture, and anything else they can think of. A few weeks ago we touched on Italian brands of cars, more specifically the Alfa Romeo and Castagna Milano that are perfect examples of their endeavours and determination to achieve maximum perfection in design and quality of the final product. Today, we would like to delve further into the world of Italian fashion, thus we are going to talk about two brands from the city of Florence, in this case Gucci and Robert Cavalli, the epitome of Italian and luxury design. more ...

New Apple store to be opening in central Barcelona

New Apple store to be opening in central Barcelona

Following the recent opening of two Apple stores in Spain at the beginning of September, one in Barcelona and one in Madrid, Apple fans will be thrilled to found out that Apple will be opening yet another still in Barcelona but this time right in the centre of the city, happy days for Apple fans more ...

Clothing boutiques in Rome

Clothing boutiques in Rome

If Rome has anything, obviously bar from its architectural heritage, and its antiquities….it has its numerous vintage shops and second hand markets that fill the city and set it apart from the rest. As we already know that they love this style, and that they are passionate about vintage fashion, we would like to suggest a couple of shops where you can find clothes of this nature, which is of excellent quality and of course originating from Rome. more ...

Opening of the Apple Store in Madrid

Opening of the Apple Store in Madrid

A few days ago, the first Apple shop in Spain was opened in Barcelona, quite an event for faithful followers of this brand that has marked a turning point in the world of technology and in the concept of the brand. Fans of this make can find in this new Apple store all their favourite products, in addition to innovations in hardware and software, and will be able to try out all their goods. Not only that, because in the 1,200 metre squares that comprise the new store visitors will be able to participate in practical workshops, individual training sessions and stop off at the Genius Bar, where they can get technical assistance and advice. more ...

San Miguel Market in Madrid: a pleasure for the senses

San Miguel Market in Madrid: a pleasure for the senses

Admiring the multiple colours, flavours, smells, and shapes in the different stalls of the San Miguel Market in Madrid is a pleasure for the senses. This market situated in the heart of the Spanish capital, in a plaza with no name, next to the Plaza Mayor offers to those that wander though its passages and visits its numerous stalls, a pallet of colours and a variety of exquisite delights that will not leave you disappointed. more ...

Andalusian brands: El Caballo and Menbur

Andalusian brands: El Caballo and Menbur

Today we are turning our gaze to the Andalusian lands to tell you about the most significant fashion brands of the region. Prestigious brands such as Puleva, Lanjarón, Cruzcampo or Alhambra beers have emerged. However, with regards to fashion it is the creativity that characterises it. Brands such as El Caballo of Seville, and Menbur shoes and accessories from Granada, are a reflection of the fashion thriving in this exciting region. more ...

The past, present, and future of NewYork fashion through two essential exhibitions

The past, present, and future of NewYork fashion through two essential exhibitions

New York is one of the most important fashion capitals of the World. It is famous as a result of its creativity, how authentically multicultural it is, and its unrivalled capitalist glow. Its cosmopolitan personality has generated eras of stylistic splendour that has attracted the top fashion goddesses. The history of New York is a faithful reflection of what is going to become of the fashion world of tomorrow, and this charming city is currently hosting two exhibitions that are attempting to reflect the history of New York fashion as well as what is to come thanks to globalisation, incessant cultural exchanges between this city and the rest of the world, and constant innovation. We are referring to the Notorious and Notable: 20th Century Women of Style and the Japan Fashion Now exhibitions. more ...

Fashion’s night out in London: Global shopping extravaganza!

Fashion’s night out in London: Global shopping extravaganza!

Fashion’s night out, a global shopping extravaganza, is being celebrated in 16 great cities of the World, therefore it will come as no surprise to you that London is participating in the celebrations on the 8th of September which promises to be bigger, better, and more exciting than ever! more ...

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