This stylish riviera town in northern Spain is packed with trendy, chic and elegant designer shops catering to a posh clientele. Give your credit card a good workout among the European labels available in the Centro area and you'll walk out looking like a well-dressed local. One of San Sebastian's best designer clothing chains, Arbelaitz ( www.arbelaitz.es ) stocks a range of European designers such as Armani, Etro, Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana. There is also a separate store devoted to accessories. Next to San Sebastian's main beach is Loewe (Calle Miramar 2, tel: 34 94 342 1523), which sells expensive and sophisticated women's clothing. Long woollen knits and classy leather dresses in the latest styles (from Euro400/$3,670) can be matched with handbags (from Euro300) and shoes. Auzmendi (Avenida de la Libertad 11, tel: 34 94 342 4060) has been a stalwart of the town's fashion scene for almost 40 years. Santiago Auzmendi, a tailor, founded the business and diversified into carrying the best labels, including Versace Sport, Gucci, DKNY, Prada and Armani. For Spanish designers, head to Adolfo Dominguez (right; Urbieta 7, tel: 34 94 342 4349; www. adolfodominguez.com), which stocks men's and women's clothing by Spain's best-known fashion designers. The range includes stylish, tasteful designs in plain colours that are smart, casual and integrated. You'll find a wide variety of trousers (from about Euro70), jumpers, jackets and a range of upmarket shoes, bags (from Euro100) and costume jewellery. Spanish chain Cortefiel (Avenida de la Libertad 14, tel: 34 943 42 48 56; www.cortefiel.es ) carries a large range of clothing, lingerie, suits, evening wear, scarves and handbags. Cortefiel is also the exclusive agent for Spanish designer Pedro del Hierro, whose 2005 range features hippie-style, gypsy-inspired designs for women and elegant suits for men (from Euro150). Branch (Avenida de la Libertad) carries men's Zegna casual clothing and has a range of other smart streetwear in muted ochre colours, such as rusty orange Gant jeans for Euro53 and striped shirts for Euro55. Spanish shoe stores are well known for their top-quality stylish products. Bravo (Avedina de la Libertad 34, tel: 34 94 342 3419) specialises in leather dress shoes from brands such as Arche, Stonefly, Sebago and Clarks. Q&P is the place for leopard-skin ankle boots, two-tone shoes, knee-length stiletto boots with fancy buckles and myriad stylish court shoes. Boulevard (left) sells stylish Aqua Blanc women's court shoes from Euro75, colourful handbags in bright colours at Euro50 and designer sneakers for Euro40.