Shopping in Tossa
The Vila Nova (new town) blends harmoniously with the Vila Vella (old town) and offers a multitude of shops, bars and restaurants. Nestled within the narrow streets are tempting boutique style shops offering a variety of different styles of clothing: designer label junkies can indulge in Lacoste, Dolce & Gabanna and Armani at a fraction of UK prices. Those who favour natural fabrics are also well catered for with linen attire. Pay a visit to Pandora in the Carrer Pou de la Vila, for a beautiful collection of cool, roomy dresses, trousers and jackets. And try and resist if you can, the superb aroma of soft Spanish leather as you stroll past one of the specialist shops.
Art for Sale
At the birth of the tourist trade, Tossa became a highly esteemed resort thanks to it’s flow of select visitors such as artists, novelists and poets. Tossa de Mar, as well as other local beauty spots such as Olot and Sitges, offered a deeply attractive focal point for these creative masters, and still does to this day. Now many of the roads here are named after famous artisans.
If you are looking for a more bustling retail atmosphere, then head for neighbouring resort Lloret de Mar (see our Things to Do page for details on how to get there) where you’ll find streets and streets full of shops of all kinds. Or of course, if you want the ultimate shopping experience, then take yourself off to Barcelona which is 95km away, around two hours on the bus. There you’ll find a whole host of designer clothes shops and of course, the well known El Corte Ingles.