Style & Design

With the rise of Palma being booked as a weekend city break, shopping in Mallorca has fast become one of the best places for shopping in Europe. Luxury furniture stores, boutique clothes shops, designer outlets, fancy Mediterranean restaurants and five-star hotels make shopping in Palma a shopper’s dream. Shopaholics will love Paseo del Borne, the best place for luxury shopping in Palma, well-known for its designer labels and up-market fashion brands. More designer shopping is on Jaime III, where there are big department stores and smaller independent shops in the narrow streets behind. In other shopping towns in Mallorca there are plenty of local Mallorca products for sale using Mediterranean fabrics and traditional Mallorca materials. Local produce in Mallorca is hugely sought-after with products like Mallorca ensaimadas, sobrasada, olive oil, salt, wine and almonds being the most popular.

Hand-made Baskets from Mallorca

Elisabeth Colom has created a timeless, sustainable and quality item. SANTAPALMA is not just a brand, but a philosophy of life dedicated to responsable consumption.

Tatiana Loona on magical design

Designer Tatiana Loona talks over her collection of princess dresses, teepees and giant beanbags amongst other products that children on Mallorca love.

Ceramics made on Mallorca

Discover the story behind the artisan ceramic label Vimbi Vimbi and how restorers Ana Nadal and Natalia de Nicolás set-up their business.

Designer vineyard

Bodegas Ribas, one of the oldest in Mallorca, has redesigned its space, transforming itself into a wine lovers’ paradise, thanks to the work of Pritzker prizewinner, Rafael Moneo.

The essence of good taste

Uta Werner from the Son Moragues estate – home to Mallorca’s most traditional olive-growing -explains the secrets behind creating liquid gold.

Porto Pi’s shopping centre

Porto Pi shopping centre is home to over 130 shops over two floors offering a wide variety of fashion, jewellery, home decor, cosmetics and much more.

Rendezvous Yacht & Home

A distinct homeware collection that draws inspiration from the yachting world, bringing the cool colours of the Mediterranean into your home.

Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, publisher and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She started abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

Her website helencummins.com is a compilation of all the things she values since moving to the island, running hc/ Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

Slow Luxury Living is what sits at the heart of the hc/ website, which aims to inspire people to slow down and appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle. Alongside her editorial team, Helen handpicks businesses and places that adhere to SLOW: Sustainable, Local, Organic and made with Love.

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