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#47781 - 11/28/06 03:06 PM Madrid - espadrilles
Margiemom Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 9
Loc: USA
Does anyone know the shop that sells traditional espadrilles? near Plaza d'Espana I think. It had a writeup in the New York times a couple of years ago.

#47782 - 11/28/06 04:16 PM Re: Madrid - espadrilles
madridmadridmadrid Offline
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Registered: 06/03/04
Posts: 321
Loc: madrid
There are lots of stores all over Madrid that sell alpargatas (espadrilles). Just south of the Plaza Mayor on c/Toledo there are three or four alpargaterías (stores selling mainly alpargatas) with a block or two of each other.

#47783 - 11/29/06 04:47 AM Re: Madrid - espadrilles
quique Offline

Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 52
Loc: alcala de henares
Don't say "espadrilles" in Madrid because it isn't an spanish word (it is catalan, I think) and nobody will understand you. Alpargata is better.

#47784 - 11/29/06 04:56 AM Re: Madrid - espadrilles
Torrales Offline

Registered: 02/23/04
Posts: 483
Loc: Madrid
About the word: espadrilles is French (=espardenyes in Catalan, =alpargatas in Spanish).

And probably the best known alpargateria is located in the SW corner of Toledo and Segovia streets.

#47785 - 11/29/06 08:15 PM Re: Madrid - espadrilles
Arturo Offline
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Registered: 01/11/01
Posts: 152
Loc: New York, NY USA
Is this the store and the article that you remember?

Casa Hernanz on Calle Toledo near Plaza Mayor.
NY Times


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