The longevity of an area built from scratch is never a sure thing. But in 1970, when the luxury sports marina Puerto Banús was unveiled, its success was guaranteed. Grace Kelly, Hugh Hefner, the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Aga Khan and Roman Polanski were among the 1700 guests – an indication that the marina would become a benchmark for the world’s most influential people in the field of politics, art and culture. And with them came the luxury goods trade and a host of boutiques to satisfy the curiosity of anyone interested in their lifestyle. That’s why shopping in Puerto Banús is relatively simple. It all depends on your budget.
The first ones you come across on the edge of the marina are the top international designer brands for fashion and accessories, such as Versace and Cartier. Behind the front line, however, the shopping becomes more varied. Exclusive property agencies for the rent and sale of luxury villas, high-end car outlets, luxury pet stores, and many other businesses aimed at clientèle with high purchasing power, can be found alongside stores that are more compatible with the average consumer’s wallet. From here on in, everything becomes more affordable.
Another shopping area of note is that surrounding Plaza Antonio Banderas. Here you will find the Corte Ingles Costa Marbella and the Marina Banús mall. In the Corte Ingles, visitors can find everything they need for their vacation, from a supermarket to a bookstore, hairdressers, shoe store or souvenir shop. Marina Banús, on the other hand, brings together under one roof the best known brands in Spain so that visitors will feel at home and can find whatever they need during their break.
Even better, in the summer months a craft market is held in Plaza Antonio Banderas, where visitors can browse at their leisure and buy typical Mediterranean ware.
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