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Asprey’s Hakan Rosenius Shops Barcelona

Article by by Kat Johnson 11.06.2017

Hakan Rosenius may be steeped in British refinement — prior to being named artistic director of Asprey, the historic luxury house and Ritz-Carlton partner, he held positions at Paul Smith, Joseph and Browns — but the modernist pleasures of Barcelona have long captured his imagination. Here, he shares his favorite souvenirs from the design-obsessed Catalonian capital.

Brutus de Gaper stocks an amazing mix of period antiques and styles in a vast space. A must for design lovers.” Carrer de Pamplona 60;

“Housed in a beautiful modernist building, Mercat de Galvany is Barcelona’s finest food market. I especially love the Fuet sausage and sweets.” Carrer de Santaló 65;


“Spanish shoes are legendary, and Carmina makes the most beautifully crafted, hand-stitched pairs. They also have the best selection of Cordovan leather. I find myself buying a pair or two each time I go.” Passeig de Gràcia 110;

Colmado Quílez has, in my opinion, the best traditional Manchego cheese. Their spices are also incredible and worth discovering.” Rambla de Catalunya 65;

“This Asprey holdall is the perfect size for a weekend. Because of its softness and flexibility, I can fill it with all my special finds!” Asprey GMT Traveller in carmine;

Plan Your Visit to Barcelona

  • Barcelona

    Location Barcelona, Spain

    Experience A beachfront hotel overlooking the Mediterranean

    • Mediterranean and city views
    • 5 outlets, including a two Michelin-starred restaurant
    • The highest spa in Barcelona