It’s not often that I come across a shop where I covet a large part of its collection, but Duke, on Carrer del Duc number 12, is one of those shops, and lucky for me, it’s really close to where I live. Come, I’ll show you…
The shop, curated and run by its lovely proprietress Amàlia, is focused on offering quality products (clothes, shoes and accessories for women and small children) which are mostly designed by European designers and produced on European soil. With the profusion of items “made in China” in shops everywhere, this is a very welcome concept, and this is why I wanted to share Duke with you.
The general style of the clothing and accessories is contemporary casual and smart casual. The workmanship and quality are both excellent, which more than justifies the price range.
Among the brands that you can find at Duke are: Carhartt, Edwin, Pointer, Dolfie, D.CO Copenhagen, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Des Petits Hauts, Stüssy, Dunderdon, Vanessa Deutsch, Paul Frank, Mini Rodini, Name Barcelona, Anaid Kupuri, Springcourt, Beatriz Furest, Nat et Nin…
The space is comfortable and the decor a mix of vintage and industrial, with some quirky touches here and there.
The corner with clothes and shoes for children is not large, but very well stocked and well chosen, with great items for babies and small kids.
The collection of shoes and hand bags that Duke offers is exquisite, and caters both for the lady-like among us, as for those of more sporty inclinations.
Duke’s accessories are also well worth checking out: lovely scarves and colourful purses in eel skin by Becksondergäard, funky, foldable sun glasses, dainty bow belts and more.
I’m loving the stripey dresses, and coveting the one with sequins – it would be great for the festive season! The collection of jumpers and cardies is to die for, and all the styles are soft and pretty, which makes it difficult to choose which one to get!
For rainy days (of which we’re having quite a few lately) there are some cool waterproof boots, with or without laces. Which would you prefer?
The selection of shoes at Duke is really good, and offers a wide variety of comfy shoes – great for those of us who do a lot of walking. Those who prefer heels need not worry, for there are plenty of gorgeous styles with heels too.
Are you convinced yet? If you’re in town, do check out this lovely shop, which is found on a street parallel to Barcelona’s main high street (Portal de l’Àngel) right here. Duke is open from 10.30am – 8.30pm from Monday to Friday, and from 11am – 8.30pm on Saturdays.