Tag Archives: Vintage

El Recibidor

20 Jun

While in Sant Antoni the other day to shoot photos for last Tuesday’s blogpost, I decided it was high time to take you to El Recibidor. You see, it has been here for a while now (in fact, one year) and is a fabulous shop to go get your vintage fix.

In a long space that is full of gorgeous pieces from the 50s 60s and 70s, sourced mainly from the UK and Germany, you are bound to find something you “need”. And at a very reasonable price too!

But it’s not only furniture you’ll find at El Recibidor, but fun paraphernalia also…

… as well as a fabulous selection of lampsvases, record holders, perfume bottles and not to miss: superb posters from those wonderful years where quality and style were just that bit more interesting.

Be sure to pop in (El Recibidor is found on Carrer Viladomat 9) and have a wander among the many treasures you’ll find in this fab shop. And if you are in town on Saturday, make sure to go, for they will be celebrating their 1st anniversary with drinks and a contest. The best dressed (in 50s or 60s style) gets to win a selection of vintage goodies. Are you going to miss it?

El Recibidor opens from: Mon – Fri: 4pm – 8.30pm and Sat: 11am – 2pm + 4pm – 8.30pm

*** El Recibidor now also has an online shop! So pull out your credit card and buy those lovely items from the comfort of your (vintage) sofa: www.elrecibidor.com

New arrival in Barri Gòtic

17 Apr

Barcelona Cute Suite presents: [eli urpi] shop

Carrer Montsió 11

Remember [eli urpí]? That sweet designer who makes pretty hats and recently launched a clothes range? Well, she is on a roll, and has opened s hop, which is a new arrival in Barri Gòtic!

Tucked into one of the narrow pedestrian streets in this part of Barcelona, [eli urpí] now works from a corner location on Carrer Montsió 11, which is both her atelier and shop.

Barcelona Cute Suite presents: [eli urpi] shop

Fluffs, bows, flowers and more

Reflecting the style of both the hat and clothes collections, stepping inside the [eli urpí] shop is like traveling back in time to an era when dressing implied elegance and femininity.

On weekdays and Saturdays you will be able to find Elisabet at work on a new handmade hat or head piece, or adding the finishing touches to one of her garments while seated at her vintage table.

Barcelona Cute Suite presents: [eli urpi] shop

Atelier + shop in one

Be sure to pop in and admire her handiwork first-hand if you’re in town, and by all means give in to your sudden urge to buy that pretty hat, or dress or necklace… If you are not able to visit in person, you can buy pieces from the [eli urpí] collections from the online shop.

For news and updates, refer to the [eli urpí] blog and Facebook page. Happy shopping!

Good fortune

21 Nov copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Beautiful boutique

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.

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Boutique belle

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Good fortune

This chic boutique is none other than Le Fortune. Want to check it out? Here we go! Continue reading

Scandinavian treasures

11 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Gidlööf Mobles Escandinaus Vintage

Do you like furniture from the 50s, 60s and 70s as much as I do? If you do, I think you’ll enjoy this post about these Scandinavian treasures which can be found in a spacious shop called GIDLÖÖF. Fancy having a look?

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Cozy entrance

Located in a quiet pedestrian street between the Mercat del Born and Parc de la Ciutadella, you’ll easily spot GIDLÖÖF thanks to the cozy displays at the entrance.

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Two in One

4 Jul copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Peu de la Creu 25

In a city where, due to the current economy (among others), many shops are closing their doors and being replaced by the high street giants of our global world, it is very refreshing to see new, and different businesses open their doors. Today I have one such venture to share with you, a two in one shop, located on Carrer Peu de la Creu 25.

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Vintage and more

The two are Grey Street and Satan’s Coffee Corner. The one is the lovely shop space they have found on this leafy street not far from the MACBA. Don’t miss the slideshow (and more info) after the page break!

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BCN Handmade – [eliurpí]

28 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
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Elisabet Urpí Ràfols

Happy Wednesday! I am delighted to share another BCN Handmade with you today – this time, we’re going all out vintage, feminine, dainty… for I am taking you to meet the very lovely Elisabet Urpí, who makes beautiful hats, headdresses and jewellery from antique and vintage materials that she sources from antique shops, markets and shop closing sales.   Ready? Here goes: BCN Handmade – [eliurpí]

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Casa La Ricarda – inside

8 Mar copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
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Following last Tuesday’s post about the gorgeous Casa La Ricarda, today I’ll be sharing images of the inside with you. Be prepared to delight in a house that is still as it was originally more than sixty years ago. Ready for Casa La Ricarda – inside? Here goes!

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13 Jun copyright: Lisette van de Graaf
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Joaquin Costa 62

Do you like vintage furniture? If so, let me take you to a really nice shop, just a couple of blocks from the Cute Suite, where they sell some really nice pieces, as well as an array of decorative items.

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