Agatha Ruíz de la Prada, Barcelona
Tel: 34 93 215 5288
Concierge.com's insider take:
Only Agatha Ruíz de la Prada could get away with wearing mismatched tights to a Spanish royal wedding. But then, such is her status in Spanish society, as a bourgeois eccentric who has built a considerable empire with her wacky clothing and bright graphics. Nearly everything the designer puts her signature to looks like a paper cutout that has been colored in with a child's paint box, albeit in an artsy-chic (and overridingly joyful) way. Unsurprisingly, her style translates well to children's wear—clownish raincoats, spotted pinafores, and the like—which you'll find along with womenswear at her Barcelona boutique. Awash in de la Prada's signature magenta, lit by fluorescent strips, and with wooden packing cases as display units, the decor befits her offbeat aesthetic.—Suzanne Wales
Open Mondays through Saturdays 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.