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The cutest store in Barcelona

Written by 1 February 2014 3 Comments

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, there’s no question about that. Architecture, bubbly nightlife, sunshine, narrow streets, Gaudi, sangria and variety of cultures make this marvelous city unique and exiting. There are many gems to be found here simply by walking around – cafes, restaurants and of course shops.

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In the heart of a never sleeping area called Raval, Barcelona hides one of the loveliest gift shops that I have visited: Grey Street. It was opened little more than a year ago by an Australian sweet cake and combines everything that cuteness enthusiasts wish for.

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Second hand clothes, new wicked clothing brands, souvenirs, jewelry by local young talented designers, organic tea treats and the best caffeine bang in town. Satan’s morning coffees (a local coffee brand) are served from the window, making even the rainy days delightful with their soft and heartwarming taste. Satan’s Coffee Corner is open in the mornings on weekdays.

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While living in Barcelona I quickly became a regular in this neat of sweetness. Grey street is located in Calle Peu de la Creu 25 and you can explore more what the store has to offer from their Facebook.

The owner of the store, lovely Aimee, was kind enough to tell a little about how Grey Street became alive:

” I always wanted to have a space that supported all my creative friends and Barcelona’s talent. After working in retail and distribution for many years, I decided that it was time to open a space of my own.

Barcelona was number one the place to do it. I have been living here for the past 7 years and I’m still in love with the city. It’s always exciting, has great weather and a mix of people from all over the world. Basically when I found the space it was just a shell. It needed a huge amount of work, but it was a perfect, and looked just like a doll house.

I hired someone to install the electricity and water, but everything else was done by me and my friends. It was the hardest work I have ever done. I googled how to plaster walls, found doors from the streets and used them as the shops front, stripped back the beams and painted it from floor to roof. After 3 months of intensive renovations, everything looked perfect to open Grey Street. The store is named after my grandparents house back in Australia, where I’m originally from.”

Sounds too lovely to be true, right? Give your cuteness buds a special treat and visit Grey Street when you travel to incredible Barcelona.

For curious minds, there’s also a small commercial attached below.

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3 Comments »

  • Adelheid said:

    It’s really lovely!
    Please do more :)

  • Rita (author) said:

    Thank you @Adelheid!. And it indeed is, the best part of my mornings in Barcy was to the get the morning coffee from this place.

  • Sarah said:

    Can’t wait I need to check this store out while I’m in spain in june thankyou for the great post :)

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