Sustainable living

We all want to do our bit… but finding animal and environmentally friendly products can be a bit of a minefield!

Luckily, these outlets have the planet and the circular economy at the forefront of their business models.

Check out these vintage and second-hand shops, as well as stores selling organic and bio products

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Mercado Atarazanas central food market

Whether you’re a tourist or you’re looking for an alternative to a supermarket for your weekly groceries, the perfect place to discover Andalusian gastronomy is at the Atarazanas central market. Open every morning (except Sunday), this food market boasts over a hundred stalls, primarily owned by local families passed on from generation to generation. They sell a vast array of products, from fresh fish and meat to exotic fruit and local charcuterie and cheese. Walking into the market can be […]
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Veganized Non Toxic Fashion

Veganized Non Toxic Fashion is a store like no other in Malaga. It was started by a couple, Melanie and Ulrich, who have one objective: to play an active part in the creation of a more sustainable world. “We have seen that a lot of people are looking for alternatives to mass production that doesn’t respect the environment […] where only a few people reap the benefits through corruption and cruel and inhumane ways.” What they propose is “an alternative […]
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Re-Read Librería

This Spain-wide chain of second-hand bookshops has a store on Calle Victoria, just off Plaza de la Merced. Unlike a typical second-hand bookshop, the books in Re-Read are neatly organised and displayed beautifully according to genre and author, so that upon first entering the store you may think you’ve found yourself in another of Spain’s big commercial bookshop chains. What sets Re-Read apart, though, is its affordability. As founder Nicolás says, “The concept behind Re-Read is very simple: to offer […]
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Mosaico Vintage

Searching for a bold, new look? Or at least one that you won’t find in Zara or H&M? Then head to Mosaico Vintage. You’re sure to find a bargain here at this vintage second-hand shop, tucked away on a little side street between Calle Nueva and Calle Larios. It’s a small shop, but you can find men’s and women’s clothes, plus accessories and shoes, for reasonable prices. Be sure to follow them on Instagram to stay updated about their special […]
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Bioshop El Cambio

What was once just a small shop on Calle Compañía, El Cambio has grown to become a large supermarket on Calle Carretería with a large selection of vegan and ecological products. The self-proclaimed “vegan and organic supermarket with most variety in Malaga” was conceived with the “understanding that we are part of nature and responsible for it”. All types of dietary needs are catered for whether you’re following a gluten-free, lactose-free or raw food diet. Run by Raquel Cervantes and […]
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Entorno Thyssen

The arrival of the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga has also coincided with the regeneration of its surrounding area, known as the ‘entorno Thyssen’. In the museum’s own words: “The Museo Carmen Thyssen has been crucial for the revitalization and recovery of this part of the city, an environment that has regained its vitality and its identity as it takes on a new lease of life driven by the Museum and its brand.” In practical terms, this means what were once quite […]