JEAN PIERRE BARCELONA
The shopping highlights of Barcelona pay host to luxury lineages of Calles such as Paseo de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya. Here, you can pretty much find every immaculately presented store dedicated to its namesake brand, with their entire collection and identity laid out to educate and entice their prospective clientele. However, for the more discerning international shopper seeking that ´something little different´, an independent multi-brand experience not only allows them to perform a one-stop-shop, but also to achieve more atypical and inconspicuous purchase.
In the centre of Barcelona is Avinguda Diagonal, a principal carriageway that effectively separates the city from uptown to down-town and plays emcee to a whole array of razzle-dazzle luxury boutiques, especially around the Sarria / Eixample districts.
One such bench mark for the acquisition of luxury international apparel is the fashion forward Jean Pierre. Located at 460 Diagonal (next to El Corte Ingles) this boutique first opened back in the 1980´s when the Catalan fashion explosion was at its height and since then, it has continued to grow in size, reputation and stock. The now firmly established fashion favourite has separate boutiques for both females (BUA) and males (Symbol) which are literally adjacent to each other.
Two distinct interior spaces act as a showcase where the latest prescribed trends are displayed from established fashion houses. Thanks to the boutiques philosophy, every season focuses on stocking an exclusive selection of men´s and women´s clothing.
¨Jean Pierre BUA is a wonderful shop which I would like to recommend it to every fashion lover who strives to have the finest things in life. It is cheaper than in Western Europe because it is located in Spain and their merchandises are even more affordable on sale ¨- Christo Alkmaar
This multi brand luxury store was the first in the city to import renowned top brands from around Europe and beyond to the shores of Barcelona decades back. Since then, it has dressed everyone from Royalty to the international jet-set who have sought and bought its raiment’s.
As well as appearing in top international style guides such as Vogue and Elle, Jean Pierre also stock an enviable array of labels which are typically difficult to covet outside Paris, meaning that the latest international styles can be sought and bought with fleetness and finesse.
Metallic offerings from the Belgian Wunderkind DriesVan Noten and New York´s revered Marc Jacobs, sit beside high octane glamour from Moschino and Atelier Versace across from intercontinental rails featuring Avant Garde god Maison Margiela and more conservative ready-to-wear favourites from Chloe, Marni, Missoni, Junya Watanbe and WOOYOUNGMI.
So, if you are looking for a discerning multi-brand purchase on your next visit to Barcelona, then a visit to Jean Pierre is the perfect place to achieve uptown chic with downtown style. You can investigate more shopping opportunities or arrange a personal shopping experience by visiting their website.
Article: Charles Daniel McDonald
Photography: Jean Pierre