- Leather: Leather is one of Spain's most highly valued products, and best buys range from stylish belts and handbags to handmade shoes and fine jackets. The top spot for such purchases in Barcelona is Loewe. An economy-conscious choice is Acosta at Avinguda Diagonal 262. This family-run chain offers a well-priced selection of leather goods.
- Porcelain: The most popular and widely available ornaments in this field are made by the Valencian company Lladró, similar in style to the Italian Capodimonte. Though considered rather twee by some, they're extremely popular with the majority of visitors.
- Antiques: If you're looking for some interesting traditional engravings, carvings, or just simple bric-a-brac to take home, you have plenty of options. The best (and most expensive) option is the three-story Sala d'Art Artur Ramón in the Ciutat Vella.
- Hats: If you yearn to stroll around at home in a genuine Catalan barretina (cap) or a traditional low-key campesino's beret, the place to look is Sombrería Obach in the old Jewish quarter of El Call.
- Caganars: Since the 16th century (and possibly before) Catalonian creches have contained the unusual figure of a peasant pooping near the manger. Nobody quite knows why (one explanation has it that the peasant is returning to the earth what he tood from it), but you'll see these little figures for sale all around the city in November and December. They make for a fun keepsake, and today many of the so-called Caganars (poopers) are made to look like celebrities and politicians.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.