Sheltered from the masses down one of the Gothic Quarter’s labyrinthine passageways, L’Arca offers an exquisite selection of antique bridal wear and high-end vintage fashion from the early 20th century.
They’re most famous for making Kate Winslet’s iconic Titanic dress, but their genuine vintage and current prêt-à-porter pieces are equally as timeless.
You’ll also find everything from Japanese kimonos and ’30s flapper dresses to chic hats and handbags from international designers like Hermès, Dior, YSL and Chanel.
Things get even more interesting for blooming brides to be – L’Arca’s wedding dress range puts the store’s previous role as a textile factory to good use, drawing on antique fabrics and sensual styling to recreate the ethereal elegance of the Belle Epoque.
Pair with a smattering of their shiny Art Nouveau jewellery pieces and you’ll be ready for the big event in no time… as long as it’s not a cruise, that is.
Address: Carrer dels Banys Nous, 20, 08002 Barcelona
Nearest Metro: Liceu (Green line)