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.
Local designer Elīna Dobele specialises in custom-made shoes for men and women. They're true artisanal products, designed and assembled in the studio behind the storefront.
It feels like walking into a Mark Rothko painting – the little shop is filled from top to bottom with brightly coloured knitted shawls, mittens, socks and jackets.
Scandi-sleek design inhabits every polished nook and cranny at this new design enclave in the heart of Centrs. Look out Sweden, Latvian design is on the rise!
Open through the night for those post-midnight mea culpas, when you suspect 'Sorry I'm late, honey' just won't do the trick.
Sells a variety of art nouveau–related souvenirs, from guidebooks and postcards to stone gargoyles and bits of stained glass.
Classical Latvian tunes play as customers peruse traditional instruments and CDs of local folk, rock and experimental music.