Europe Articles & Reviews
Walking Madrid’s City Center
In the city center, this once-gritty passage is becoming a nexus of Spain’s new urban style.
By Andrew Ferren
In her compact shop, German expat Marie Jennings offers bold and breezy Margit Brandt silk dresses and vintage classics like 1980’s Givenchy, sourced from stylists across Europe.
Counting DJ’s and bartenders among its owners, this casual corner bar is open all day, helping Madrileños ease the transition from coffee to caipirinha.
Non Stop Sneakers
With the no-fuss charm of a warehouse sale, Non Stop is where locals come for an unparalleled selection of limited-edition sneakers by Adidas, Onitsuka Tiger, and Nike, among others.
Standouts at the bustling restaurant and pizzeria include the classic tomato, mozzarella, and basil, as well as the “perico” (pear and jamón ibérico). In warm weather, tables spill out onto the shaded plaza. Dinner for two $60.
Owners Cecilia Rius and Chavela Herrero lead a design team specializing in one-of-a-kind hats, tiaras, and other accent pieces, such as floral fabric brooches, all arrayed in colorful displays along the walls.