A gay haven, Madrid has some of best shopping to suit every taste. And when it comes to specfic gay stores and shopping, Madrid has a few great options lined up.
Chueca: gay shops a go-go!
The gayborhood of Chueca is host to a variety of specialist, LGBT-friendly shops. Underwear and sportswear fans should check out the two branches of XXX. For those that wish to be a little daring, Boxer and SR Leather offer up fetish clothing, along with accessories and toys.
But Chueca has more to offer then gay clothing stores. Gay bookstore Berkana is a Madrid stalwart, bringing LGBT literature and magazines to the local community for years. It’s a real treat to visit.
Madrid’s Malasaña: highstreet, hip and vintage
Nearby, calle Fuencarral cuts through Malasaña and offers plenty of big name stores and trendy boutiques for the gay shopper: think adidas, G-Star Raw, Diesel, Sfera, Calvin Klein Jeans, and a selection of trendy sneaker stores, too.
However, if you’re more into vintage and second-hand clothing, Malasaña (which is also next to Chueca) is great for this, too: it contains many vintage and retro clothing stores. Similarly, check out El Rasto flea market every Sunday in La Latina. Madrileños love coming here every weekend to browse the antiques – and cute gay guys – while brunching on tapas.
Puerta del Sol is one of most popular places in Madrid. People from all over flock to this area to shop at big name department stores such as El Cortes Inglés, Apple, Topshop and Zara (Spanish contemporary menswear and womenswear at bargain prices).
As you can read, Madrid's stores offer plenty of choice for the gay shopper: just be careful not to go too crazy with your credit card!