Travel Bags and Accessories by La Portegna

Travel bags and accessories brand La Portegna came about because of one man's sensibility for "slow travel". For José Urrutia, the founder of La Portegna, it all began with his grandmother, who told him fascinating stories of long boat voyages to far away lands at a time when "slow travel" was the only type of travel. The objects that decorated her home spoke of things she had seen and people she had encountered and befriended along the way (among them Ernest Hemingway). Moved by his grandmother's experiences, the charismatic Spanish entrepreneur set out to create the most cherished travel bags and accessories on the market.

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Combat Boot Fashion by Beatriz Furest

Combat boot fashion is a throw-back to the 90s style, but it never really went away. It remains a key element of the "grunge" look. Personally, I am not addicted to "grunge" fashion, but I appreciate any style that successfully mixes up feminine and masculine energies. Case in point: these awesome combat style boots by Beatriz Furest, a Barcelona-based maker of high-end leather shoes and accessories.

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The highlight of Paloma Barceló Fall-Winter 16-17 collection is the herringbone style pattern in burgundy, a trend color this fall. I am not one to to bet on just one color (unless it's white), but I was seduced by the contrast between sleek calfskin and the dynamic visual beat of the herringbone pattern.

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Salamanca, Ayala, Hermosilla, Goya

Salamanca Ayala, Hermosilla, Goya are three streets that run parallel to each other in this lush upscale neighborhood north-east of Madrid city center. Together they house many stores of interest to the Made in Spain-minded shoe and accessories shopper.

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Salamanca: Claudio Coello

At the Spanishoegallery Blog we have long been planning to offer our readers shoe shopping itineraries for the major and not so major cities of Spain. Finally this moment has arrived, thanks to a girl called Callie Wallace, who sent me a lovely message saying that she enjoyed browsing our website and now wants to know where some of the stuff we feature can be got in Madrid. Thank you, Callie, for giving us the push to finally launch our "Shoe Shopping Itineraries" series!

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