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Jewels of Madrid: the city is also for summertime

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It’s true there’s no beach here. And while we know Madrid isn’t the world’s no. 1 summer destination, with its high temperatures and scarce swimming pools, one thing is certain: you’ll never get bored. There’s always something new to discover, and there are those who take advantage of the summer months to explore the city in a more relaxed way, with no crowds, long lines, or traffic jams. Suddenly, you fall in love with the city all over again, despite the 97° heat. We at UNOde50 want to show you that the city is also for summertime. Don’t believe us? Check out all it has to offer.

 

Jewels of Madrid to enjoy in the summertime

 

OUTDOOR CONCERTS

Music is an essential part of summertime in Madrid. At night, the city fills with outdoor concerts to fight the high heat. Musicians of all kinds gather at a unique venue, the Alfonso XIII Royal Botanical Gardens, for Noches del Botánico. Flamenco, reggae, pop, rock… there’s something for every musical taste.

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SUMMER CINEMA

Setting aside the typical outdoor summer cinemas, another interesting option for cinephiles is the drive-in, a novel plan for hot summer nights in the city. Madrid’s drive-in, Autocine Madrid Race, spans 27,000 m2 with capacity for 300 cars. It has a giant 250 m2 screen with digital projection. The venue also features a new hammock area during the summer months and dining options.

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MUSEUMS

Spending the summer browsing the city’s best museums is an appealing plan. You avoid the heat, the crowds, and the endless lines. You can also check out some museums that are less well-known but equally as interesting as the Prado and the Reina Sofia, such as the Garment Museum, the Museum of Science and Technology, and the Decorative Arts Museum.

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SHOPPING

Another perfect plan for summer is a shopping spree. Skip the lines and find great discounts at many stores. One shopping hotspot is Calle Serrano, also known as the Golden Mile, where shops of all kinds are interspersed with restaurants and cafés. One mandatory stop on Calle Serrano is UNOde50. Why not?!

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Madrid may not have a beach, but it has everything else!

New Collection! Crush arrives to give us a sneak peek at upcoming jewelry trends

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Phases of Love enters a new and exciting stage along with the Crush Collection. Pieces of jewelry with lots of character and full of life where the most elegant feathers play the leading role. Feathers that are inspired by birds that show all their splendor to woo their mate and join crystals that bring touches of sparkle and light.

 

Be the first to discover the new Crush Collection

Silver, crystals, leather and feathers, lots of feathers! Discover our new Crush Collection and fall in love with its pieces of jewelry:

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Timeless pieces of jewelry designed to take any style to new heights and give a touch of distinction that goes with office looks as well as styles for Saturday nights. Create the perfect set of jewelry with the Peak and pen necklace and the Feather ring.

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Silver is the overarching element of the Crush collection and it plates necklaces, bracelets and rings with Unode50’s personal style. Be seduced by the feathers of the A Pico y Pluma bracelet, the Feather ring and the Feather necklace.

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The statement earrings are the hit of the season (and between us, they plan on staying a long time). They come in many different shapes but with some elements in common: they must be XL and cause an explosion of life on your face. Our I like you earrings are a clear example of this.

 

The result is very different pieces to stand out on any occasion. Don’t miss them!

Holiday shopping: 7 incredible streets around the world for your holiday shopping

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If there is one time of year when we can give in to shopping fever and burn through our credit cards guilt-free, it’s Christmas time. The holidays mean gift giving and shopping, discovering jewelry stores, perfume shops, and unique bookstores where you can find the perfect gift. But what are the world’s best shopping streets? Fifth Avenue? The Champs Elysées? The possibilities are endless.

At UNOde50, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite shopping strips in cities like London, New York, Milan and Barcelona. Enjoy a trip around the world and don’t forget to visit our stores.

7 streets around the world that deliver a unique holiday shopping experience

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New York: New York’s Soho district is probably one of the world’s best shopping destinations.  A charming neighborhood where shopping is fun and the possibilities are endless, with major chains, luxury brands, and young designers, Soho has it all. One of the most popular areas is Prince Street, where, at no. 135, you’ll find the UNOde50 store.

Paris: La Rue des Francs-Bourgeois is one of the best-known streets in Le Marais, the French capital’s bohemian district. The city’s trendiest shops are located in this neighborhood, interspersed among hip cafés and brasseries, where you can take a well-deserved break after an afternoon of shopping.

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Madrid: There are several shopping districts in the city. For those looking for something more alternative, calle Fuencarral and the surrounding area is the ideal option. For luxury and glamour, calle Serrano and its side streets are perfect. Will you visit Madrid for your holiday shopping?

Milan: The capital of Italian fashion is another city where shopping can be an aesthetic treat. At no. 8 Via Dante—one of the city’s most elegant streets—you’ll find the UNOde50 store. Perfect for strolling, Via Dante connects the Piazza del Duomo and Castello Sforzesco, and is lined with boutiques, bars, art galleries and artisan workshops, where finding novel gifts is easy.

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Barcelona: Paseo de Gracia, the Champs Elysées of Barcelona, is one of the best streets for strolling and happening upon special gifts in unique shops. And while shopping, you can enjoy the works of the modernist architect, Antoni Gaudí: his iconic Casa Batlló and Casa Milà are located on this stretch. Inside the latter, better known as La Pedrera, we have the privilege of operating one of our UNOde50 stores in Barcelona.

London: Oxford Street and Regent Street are the hottest shopping hubs in the British capital. Our preference tends toward the latter with its range of more stylish, select, urban stores. During the holiday season, Regent Street becomes an inviting place, adorned with Christmas lights and shops that strive to make the customer experience memorable with incredible window displays and special events.

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Budapest: Andrassy Avenue, a pedestrian street that begins at Heroes’ Square, forms part of the tourist and commercial heart of Budapest. It is undoubtedly the shopping district of this incredible, multicultural city, and it happens to be where UNOde50 recently opened its latest store. So if you’re in the neighborhood this Christmas, we hope you’ll pay us a visit.

UNOde50 New Concept Store—SOHO STUDIO

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UNOde50 is getting a makeover! Along with the brand’s new logo, UNOde50 has taken the next step forward with the creation of new store concepts that came to life at the SoHo Studio. With its Spanish roots as inspiration, the SoHo Studio is a modern take on the classic UNOde50 you know and love.

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What makes the UNOde50 SoHo Studio so special is the fact that this is the brands first ever concept store globally and it offers an elevated one of a kind UNOde50 consumer experience. Located on 123 Prince Street, in the heart of SoHo, the SoHo Studio is the perfect addition to the UNOde50 family. The SoHo Studio is our second boutique in Manhattan, joining the Westfield World Trade Center and the 28 UNOde50 boutiques across North America.

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“We are very excited about the opening in the New York City” said Jose Azulay, President and Creative Director. “The new concept store will embrace the brand in a new era and offer a unique consumer experience that cannot be found at any of our other stores. It will merge consumer connection with the Spanish origins, artisanal nature and creative lifestyle of UNOde50.”

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On October 17th, UNOde50’s SoHo Studio opened its doors to the public for the first time. The SoHo Studio features a vast selection of men’s and women’s jewelry and watches, along with select limited edition pieces. With all pieces made with only high-quality materials—including leather, pearls, and crystals—paired with UNOde50’s unique hand-crafted designs, makes the SoHo Studio a one-stop-shop for jewelery whenever you’re in town. As the cherry on top, UNOde50’s SoHo Studio offers a curated collection of stunning exclusive pieces available only at the SoHo Studio.

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Join us on November 4th to celebrate the Grand Opening of UNOde50’s SoHo Studio!

Opening of our new flagship store in Barcelona’s emblematic Casa Milá

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The sea breeze, the artists on La Rambla, the flavours of the Boquería market, concerts at the Apolo, strolls in Parque Güell, the runners in the Barceloneta, the tourists in the Gothic quarter… Barcelona brings this and so much more to mind, because living in this city is a unique experience, isn’t it? When we decided to open a new store in this city, we gave the idea a lot of thought. We wanted to create a more essentially UNOde50 space than ever: we knew that it couldn’t be just one more point of sale. It had to be a somewhere special.

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Where to locate it?

The answer to this question was never going to be easy. However, everything fell into place when the opportunity of opening in La Pedrera came up. A daring spirit and unique style are the creative keys of UNOde50, and our brand’s new store could not have found a better location for these than Casa Milá. Which is why we decided to open there, right on the Paseo de Gracia, on Barcelona’s Golden mile, on the ground floor of the building designed by Antoni Gaudí.

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How did we put it together?

Barcelona is art, culture, tradition and innovation, an international city and an icon of modernity and crafts know-how. All of this provided the perfect universe for our jewelry pieces to live in.

So, by fusing art, creation and the avant-garde, our architects designed a new store respecting the original Catalan art nouveau space, while at the same time complementing it with the latest trends in architecture and interior design, both on a creative and a functional level.

They were joined by the visual merchandising team, which has also worked ceaselessly to create a place that would ensure the client had a unique experience.

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So what’s the result?

They managed it. Bright light, exclusive furnishings, two different ambiances and endless attention to detail. The effort invested by everyone has resulted in an iconic store that exudes the spirit of UNOde50 like never before, combining the Mediterranean and cosmopolitan character of Barcelona and the innate personality of this emblematic building by Antoni Gaudí.

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And what about art?

More powerful than ever. This new flagship store reinforces the close relationship between UNOde50 and the art world. In fact, our own works of art have become a more essential element than ever as they reinforce the local creative value and vice versa.

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Do we feel proud?

Of course. Very proud. Like our jewelry, Guadí’s art style is unique, so with this new space we continue to break moulds. We are reaffirmed as unique and different. Just like the city of Barcelona, we are ourselves. We are UNOde50.

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4 cities in which to give your wardrobe a make-over

The year is coming to an end and there are few opportunities for weekend get-aways left. So if you’d like to give your wardrobe a make-over while giving yourself a treat, these are our suggestions!

Rome

Beautiful, sexy, chaotic, intense. That’s the Eternal City you will always want to come back to, whether you’ve thrown a coin in the Trevi Fountain or not. Perfect for a weekend trip, Rome has thousands of places that are made for maximum enjoyment. You will find them in Monti, the hipster district par excellence; or losing yourself in the labyrinthine and bohemian Trastevere area. There you’ll find the Mercato di Porta Portese, the best Sunday plan if you’re a vintage lover. Along the same lines, another option is the Vintage Market of the Circolo degli Artisti, which also has loads to choose from between creations by new designers and second-hand garments.

But if what floats your boat is more exclusivity, nothing better than a visit to the Piazza Spagna area and a wander through Via dei Condotti, Via Veneto and Via Fratttina. The latter, known for housing famous jewellers’ and designer ateliers, is where our latest Flagship Store is located, with a façade covering four floors and an architecture bearing the unmistakable style of UNOde50. We hope to see you soon!

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Moscow

Fashion is unpredictable, both when it comes to clothes and accessories, and tourist destinations. And this season the spotlight is on Moscow, a city in which nothing is as it seems.

Apart from Red Square, the most famous underground in the world and the boulevards route, take a stroll through the area to the north of the Kremlin, where the designer stores are at their best and the bars are open 24/7, so you can enjoy an explosive cocktail. And, if you want to feel like a member of the “Russian mafia” (as the Russian style brigade led by Miroslava Duma is known), make sure you drop by the Vogue Café, a must on the Muscovite night scene.

When it comes to shopping, the Moscow markets are one of the most authentic weekend activities. While if you’re on the lookout for the latest trends have a look in The Atrium, a modern shopping centre in which we’ve opened our store and where you’ll find your favourite pieces as well as the latest novelties.

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 Toronto

They say that it’s the smaller and cleaner version of New York. And while that may be true, it’s fair to say that Toronto also has authentic gems to discover. To amble down Queen Street West, formerly bohemian and now ultra-hipster and modern, is one of the unmissable experiences in the city. Here art, fashion and the most vanguard restaurants converge.

And if a spot of shopping is what you’re after, Toronto is becoming increasingly fashion friendly: there is even an entire museum dedicated to shoes! The must-sees are the Kensington Market area and a visit to Eaton Center, the largest shopping centre in the city. This is the perfect place to shelter from the cold and get lost among its over 300 shops, all major brands. You will also find an Unode50 store here, designed especially for you. Will you come visit us?

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Panama

Also known as the new Miami or the American Dubai, because of the diversity and luxury of its shopping malls, Panama is one of the shopping destinations, par excellence. So if what you want is to give yourself a treat, the Soho Mall is worth a visit. Located in the heart of the city, it’s considered the most exclusive shopping mall in Latin America: avant-garde design, restaurants, spas and hundreds of stores, including –of course- Unode50. Are you going to miss out on it?

A tip: make sure you visit the Barrio Viejo, one of the most picturesque parts of the city. Plus, Panama can provide the perfect stop on the way to or from vacations in one of the Caribbean’s Paradisiac beaches. What do you think?

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