ETMO offers modern homewares, clothing and accessories by Latvian artisans and designers, all hand-picked and curated by the shop's owner. If your aesthetic is clean and contemporary and you're after a unique souven…
Latvian textiles are woven using old world hand looms at this local design shop. Inspired by the scenes of the countryside, the earth-toned fabrics are woven in traditional patterns and fused with other fine fibers …
It feels like walking into a Mark Rothko painting – this little shop is filled from top to bottom with brightly coloured knitted shawls, mittens, socks and jackets.
Sells a variety of art nouveau–related souvenirs, from guidebooks and postcards to stone gargoyles and bits of stained glass.
Developed in 1880, this forerunner of a modern shopping centre has an interesting collection of shops and eateries gathered around a set of courtyards and lanes.
One of myriad branches of a popular chain of liquor stores selling the trademark Latvian Black Balzām.
This modern two-storey shop has a good selection of English-language books, including many Lonely Planet titles. It comes with a little coffee shop where you can read before or after purchasing the books.
Every surface in this old-school art nouveau apartment features some sort of foot furniture. Squeeze into the stiletto on the baby grand piano, or go for the boot behind the teapot on the kitchen table.
Robert used to write for the Economist; these days he calls Rīga home and tends to his small collection of used English books. Traditional textiles and beeswax candles are also on offer.
‘The Dandelion’ is an airy boutique and cafe in the heart of Old Rīga where visitors can sample locally produced beauty products, try on floaty scarves and sniff scented candles.