Designer Shopping Puerto Banús
Along the Costa del Sol coastline, with La Concha mountain as a scenic backdrop, are the glamorous resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banús. The two adjoining coastal towns are in an area known as the ‘Golden Mile’ due to the high volume of luxury hotels, residential villas, exclusive shops and restaurants. The area also has some of the most beautiful promenade walks and beaches of the entire region.
Puerto Banús, by contrast is the Saint Tropez of Andalusia, set around a bustling marina brimming with multi-million euro superyachts, Ferraris and Lamborghinis. On the waterfront, well-dressed windows of global fashion behemoths beckon you to step inside with your credit card.
Along Calle Ribera, tucked between international restaurants and trendy cocktail bars, you’ll discover the likes of Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Valentino, Loewe and the designer luggage and handbag emporium of Louis Vuitton. As you continue walking towards the stone tower at the harbour’s entrance, glittering windows of Bulgari showcase expensive jewellery and timepieces.
The retail extravaganza doesn’t end here, make a loop onto the street directly behind the marina where Dior, Hermes, YSL, Bottega Veneta, Versace and Fendi reside, and you will truly be in designer heaven.