Another trend in consumer behaviour in the footwear market, as with many markets, is the increased popularity in online shopping. In 2021 there were estimated to be roughly 18.5 million e-commerce users for footwear in Spain. The revenue of footwear sold through e-commerce is only predicted to rise over the coming years.
Main companiesIndustria de Diseño Textil S.A., more commonly known as Inditex, sells the highest value of clothing and footwear by wholesale by a very large margin. Inditex is the company that owns the popular high street brands, Zara, Berksha, Pull and Bear, among others. It is the biggest fashion retailer in Spain, and one of the biggest fast fashion companies in the world.
When it comes to specialist footwear and leather goods retailers in Spain, the luxury retailer, Loewe hermanos leads the way. Founded in 1846, it is now one of the leading, and oldest, luxury fashion houses. Their heritage is proven by the fact that Loewe was made official purveyor to the Royal Household of Spain in the early 20th century. Other popular specialized shoe retailers in Spain are Deichmann, Snipes and Compañia General de Zapateria.