Madrid in Love
Popping up in Barrio Salamanca
In an abandoned garage in the barrio of Salamanca in Madrid, the team of Madrid in Love pulls together seven shops to create a unique space to shop, enjoy a delicious coffee and get inspired under one roof.
The mood here is light and playful; charming vintage furniture surrounded by lit Christmas trees greet you as you enter, music plays in the background and the team of Madrid in Love waits to help you out with any questions you might have.
The organizers have carefully selected vintage, rustic and industrial pieces that go beyond their utilitarian nature — they all tell a little story about where they came from.
Objetos Perdidos takes you into a world of art and creation to make you wonder. They rescue objects from obsolescence to create a work of art that makes an emotional connection between the past and the present. Sometimes you need to look twice to discover the interesting details of their objects.
The showroom of Mibanezo at Madrid in Love appears to be very successful so far with many of their colorful, creative paintings marked as “Sold” already. With a slogan like “happiness belongs to those who laugh,” it’s no wonder that their work is nearly sold out. Their paintings really do fill the room with a sense of happiness.
One of my favorites among the retailers here is Circo Jewellery. This atelier on C/Belén 3 in the barrio Justicia is where Almudena Gil has been crafting jewellery by hand since 2005. Her creations are inspired by different cultures from all over the world. The first time I saw her jewellery, it reminded me of pieces from Inka exhibitions.
Last but not least, all the mommies will find a beautiful selection from the brand Thanks Mum for their little ones. It is, of course, also for daddies even if the name doesn’t say it. One of the brands you will find at Thanks Mum is Bonton, a French company that creates kids clothes. If you’re a parent, you should definitely check out the Thanks Mum blog to get more inspiration.
So much inspiration makes you hungry and Madrid in Love hasn’t forgotten about our stomachs. Gourmetillo , the secret bistro, fleeting bar and more takes care of providing honest food and great coffee for us and the hard-working people at the pop-up store.
So if you’re interested in paying Madrid in Love a visit, now’s the right time to do it. Madrid in Love is open from 11 am to 8.30 pm every day of December. It is worth a visit especially if you are interested in a shopping and inspirational experience far from the high street and into the world of quality and beautiful objects.
UPDATE DEC 19: Check out the beautiful photo essay of Madrid in Love and other Christmas pop-up stores.
About Martha Lasia
I moved to Madrid in 2010 to work at the Universidad Autonóma. Since then I started to discover the Spanish capital, taught myself Spanish and started my blog, Madrilicious, where I do Street Style Photography and give tips on Madrid and travelling. Since September 2012 I am happy to belong to the team of ¡Vaya Madrid! where I write about Style, Fashion and related subjects.