The store with a barely pronounceable name, Kukuxumusu, originated in Pamplona, where T-shirts with cartoon characters and witty messages became so wildly popular as to warrant stores opening across Spain.
Despite not being native to Catalonia, Kukuxumusu does a great job catering to souvenirs' market in Barcelona: T-shirts with castellers, BarГ§a players, BarГ§a players as castellers even, BarГ§a logos, вЂњBarcelonaвЂќ spelled out abound in the store. All prints are done in a signature Kukuxumusu style that features mainly drawn cartoon-style animals and people. Most of the merchandise is humourous with varying degrees of naughty. Apart from T-shirts, there are also ladies' shirts, dresses, pyjamas, toddler wear, stationery, mugs, key chains, magnets, even kitchen and bathroom accessories.
Prices for clothes start at around 20в‚¬, but key chains (most of them amusing to no end) go for as low as 2в‚¬. No matter what you decide to get, Kukuxumusu offers a great alternative to mundane touristy stuff - presents that would be much loved by kids and adults alike.
Kukuxumusu in Eixample (Boulevard Rosa)
Passeig de GrГ cia, 51-55
Tel.: (+34) 934 872 238
Open Mondays вЂ“ Saturdays, 10:30 вЂ“ 21:00.
Kukuxumusu in El Born
Carrer de l'Argenteria, 69
Tel.: (+34) 933 103 647
Open Mondays вЂ“ Saturdays, 10:30 вЂ“ 20:30.