Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Flamingos Gallery - A Shop With Personality in Raval

By Javier Castillo - April/30/2014

Got a little extra disposable income and want to snag a few unique clothing items to let your personality shine through heading into the summer? If you have an eccentric and adventurous sense of fashion then this place is your calling. Flamingos Gallery - developed by the entrepreneur Daniel Martinez, owner and founder of Vintage Kilo Flamingos - is a new shop and outlet in the Raval area of Barcelona. It’s a conglomeration of artists and aspiring young fashion designers that are breaking onto the scene as well as a place where you can find vintage pieces and labels like Obey, Neff and other alternative clothing brands. Adding to the shops tasteful d├ęcor is Abel Melkonian, a renowned interior designer who is responsible for bringing the whole place together and giving it its unique aesthetic appearance. You can say the store is a microcosm of the larger Raval neighborhood; characterized by its hipsters, bikers, skateboarders, surfers, rockers and other alternative and chic personas. As such, when you walk into this shop it isn’t a bland and monotone space, rather it’s a cocktail of small labels and vendors distributed across 2 floors, each unit with its own personality and flavor. Whether you are a fan of locally-manufactured urban wear, vintage clothing, or crave some better known alternative U.S. brands, there is a little of everything for everyone. And if you are a fan of art, fashion, and music (that’s right, they even have DJs playing some of the latest ear candy on the bottom floor) then you should come and explore this unique and pioneering space, even it’s to awkwardly dance in the fitting room as you try on some surfer tees. Another gold star is the fact that most items are pretty reasonably priced, so you get the latest designs and hippest fashion without having to break open the piggy bank.

Flamingos Gallery
Calle Tallers, 68 - Barcelona 08001
Tel: 692 650 538
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am till a 9:00 pm.

Some of the labels and brands you can find inside are: