Ivori – Carrer Mirallers 7
Last week I finally went to Ivori, a small but very lovely, ivory-coloured (hence the name) corner shop that I had been hearing and reading about a great deal.
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And rightfully so, it turns out. For Ivori is a shop that sells clothes, shoes, handbags and jewelry as well as other accessories that have been made in Barcelona. (You know by now that I am more than just fond of local goods, right?)
All made in Barcelona
Brand names such as Alexandre Neddermann, Borne by Elise Berger, Lubochka, Maria Roch, Name and Mus & Roew have been carefully curated by the friendly owner Carola Alexandre (who is half of Alexandre Neddermann by the way), and take centre stage in her charming shop (check out its 19th century ceiling!). You might recall the two last brand names from posts I did earlier, here and here…
Lace for your wrist
Beautiful items (many handmade!) at reasonable prices in an array of colours and materials that seduce and enchant – that is what I found at Ivori. What more can a girl ask for?
You can find Ivori on Carrer Mirallers 7. It opens from Monday – Saturday from 11am until 8.30pm. For those of you who are unable to pop round for a visit, you can take a peek (and buy) in the Etsy shop. And if it is updates and the latest news you want, then check out the Ivori Facebook page. Happy shopping!
From yesterday’s oriental setting, I am taking you to a sub-tropical one today, to show you Spring at your feet! A few of the shoes from the new SS 2013 collection by EVA vs MARIA (whom you might remember from last year’s post?).
Colourful and sexy, these are hand-crafted leather shoes with an attitude! But that is no surprise, for EVA vs MARIA designs combine both the feminine and delicate as well as the resilient and tough qualities women all have.
I love that they are handmade from beautiful leather and have openings at the toes and/or sides, to keep my feet fresh when the weather gets hotter, and already have my green eyes on a pair! What about you? Are there any of these EVA vs MARIA shoes that tickle your fancy?
Peep say your toes!
Lovely, aren’t they? It’s pure Spring at your feet! These are just a few shoes from the collection, so make sure to check out the EVA vs MARIA website, as well as the online shop. And to keep up to date on all that’s new with these gorgeous shoes, check out EVA vs MARIA’s Facebook page. You can now also follow them on Instagram.
All images: EVA vs MARIA
Mus & Roew
I was wondering what our dear tough cookie, the modern day version of the heroines I shared with you in the past two days, would wear on their feet, so solidly planted on the ground… and stumbled on an accessories brand which is based in Barcelona: Mus & Roew. A band of young creatives have joined forces to create a collection of shoes and bags that are useful, elegant and resistant as well as colorful and fashionable.
Touch of red
Good looking, aren’t they? Just the type of comfortable shoe a modern day heroine needs to conduct her daily business, whiteout having to forsake her good looks!
Mus & Roew came up with their name whilst doing research into the history of Barcelona’s leather manufacturers, and discovered the story of a Scottish craftsman who settled here in the 19th century together with his two pet dogs, Mus and Roew. He was known to be of humble character and would generously share his knowledge, and so the trio were a welcome sight among the leather artisans in Ciutat Vella.
Today Mus & Roew shoes are a welcome sight on the feet of any discerning tough cookie (and of course also the sweeter, gentler cookies – I wouldn’t want to discriminate!) and their bags and rucksacks look great on any arm or back…
Check out the Mus & Roew website, find out where you can buy them here, and keep up to date on their Facebook page.
All images courtesy of Mus & Roew.
Contemporary ladies in Barcelona have the good fortune to have this beautiful boutique on Carrer Avinyó 42 to lavish some money on themselves, and you can too, both if you are visiting or if you live abroad.
This chic boutique is none other than Le Fortune. Want to check it out? Here we go! Continue reading
Today I’m kick-starting a new section which will be dedicated to showing people at home. People who for some reason interest me and make me want to take a peak into their personal space…
At the base of Tibidabo mountain, in a ground floor flat she shares with an Italian couple, Eva lives and works in her small, yet delightful universe, and is preparing to soar high.
Carrer Elisabets 7
Yesterday I got a new pair of trousers, and I got them here, at Medwinds.com. A new shop that has popped up on the corner of my street, and which uses the Mediterranean as its inspiration, and was born out of the belief, that for retail, the internet is the future.
Showroom / online shop
Medwinds.com is not just any run-of-the-mill shop, it is actually a showroom used to showcase the collections they sell online. For those who are willing to provide them with their email address, the online price is charged, and for those who don’t, a higher retail price is applicable. Interesting, right?
Last year, when I showed you a certain shop in the Born, I told you of my love for Maians shoes, and how the style has made my heart beat faster ever since I was little. So you can imagine my delight, when I saw that Maians has opened a beautiful shop, right here, in Barcelona! Fancy checking it out? Great! Let’s shop: Maians.
Carrer Princesa 49
Carrer Provenza 274
For the past couple of seasons there has been a re-surge of colour in fashion, especially in accessories. But in Barcelona it isn’t all that easy to find any colourful shoes or handbags unless you go to this delightful shop: Mimótica Micola.