Don’t even think about visiting Vienna without hitting the shops. The boutique scene – particularly along Kirchengasse, Neubaugasse and Lindengasse in the district of Neubau – is exploding with affordable, young designers’ spaces selling quality creations you’ll never see on anyone else. Neubau’s northern edge also brims with the city’s idiosyncratic Altwaren (old wares) shops (rummaging through secondhand treasures and trash is de rigeur) and Jugendstil (art nouveau) showrooms filled with furniture and jewellery. In the tiny Innere Stadt downtown, the Hoher Markt area and Bauernmarkt and around you’ll find more fashion and small boutiques, many selling locally designed clothes, accessories or food. Kärntner Strasse and Mariahilfer Strasse are the prime high streets, with international heavyweights and little you can’t find at home, but off the main drag you’ll discover a few winners selling local specialities such as porcelain, ceramics, handmade dolls, wrought-iron work and leather goods.