The smartest shopping district in Madrid is Salamanca northeast of the centre, around Calle Serrano. Salamanca is a glamorous spot to do luxury shopping. This area is also called "the golden mile". If you can afford to splash out you are guaranteed to find something luxury and truly different here.
Chueca is a stylish, bohemian area, where you'll discover actual originals and designer products. It has become the most avant-garde and contemporary portion of Madrid. To discover real authentic bohemian styles in Chueca, start looking for the Fuencarral indoor marketplace on Fuencarral road.
All streets here are filled with contemporary restaurants, choice cafes and shops and the most original hairdressers and tattoo parlours.
Cuatro Caminos Area (Bravo Murillo)
Another paradise for buy luxury stuff is Cuatro Caminos place, in the north of Madrid. You'll find it involving Bravo Murillo street and Orense road, near the Plaza de Castilla. Within this area the purchasing centres coexist with clothing shops, little shops and markets with the most well-known prices.
If you don't want to hurt your bank balance this is the shopping area you are interested in. Here you will discover the normal clothes franchise stores like Armani Madrid, Bershka, Zara, Stradivarius or Pull and Bear. This is the favourite district among the young people.
The Rastro market
The Rastro is the most significant market in Madrid. You want about 3 hours just to walk around it. On Sundays and public holidays between 9:00 and 14:00 am, countless street stalls make up this beautiful marketplace around Ribera de Curtidores road and its surroundings.