Must-see shopping in Latvia

  • Robert's Books

    Central Rīga

    As much a cafe and cultural centre as it is a bookshop, the namesake owner used to write for the Economist. Browse used and new titles, especially…

  • Elīna Dobele

    Central Rīga

    Renowned local designer Elīna Dobele specialises in exquisite handmade shoes for men and women. They're true artisanal products, as artful as the nearby…

  • Mr Page

    Brasa & Teika

    Slip on white cotton gloves and caress the books in this elegant shop that treats tomes like works of art – and in fact many are. Browse beautiful titles…

  • M50

    Brasa & Teika

    Take your pick of pleasures at this bifurcated shop: browse designer housewares on one side and delve into exquisite belts, bags and jewellery on the…

  • Jāņa Sēta

    Central Rīga

    The largest travel bookstore in the Baltics overflows with a bounty of excellent maps (many published in-house), souvenir photo books and guidebooks.

  • Manilla

    Central Rīga

    You might just forsake email: lovely handmade stationery and paper goods of all kinds are on offer here. Go on, write a letter.

  • Art Nouveau Rīga

    Central Rīga

    Right by Alberta iela, this place sells a variety of art nouveau designer decor items, souvenirs, guides and postcards.

  • Ars Tela

    Old Rīga

    Latvian textiles are woven using old-world handlooms at this design shop. Inspired by the scenes of the countryside, the earth-toned fabrics have…

  • Etmo

    Old Rīga

    Modern homewares, clothing and accessories by Latvian artisans and designers are hand-picked and curated by the shop's owner. If your aesthetic is clean…

  • Hobbywool

    Old Rīga

    The slogan at this colourful little shop is 'Knit like a Latvian'. Given that locals have a long history of creating beautiful, brightly coloured knitted…

  • Kuldīgas Labumi


    Labumi roughly translates as 'goodies' and that's what you'll find in this little shop selling locally produced crafts and foodstuffs. Pick out some…

  • Cita Rota

    Old Rīga

    Old Believers symbols and other designs from Latvia's past are the basis for the look at this unique Old Town shop. Clothes, jewellery and interior design…

  • Pienene

    Old Rīga

    ‘The Dandelion’ is an airy boutique in the heart of Old Rīga where visitors can sample locally produced beauty products, try on floaty scarves and sniff…

  • Bold Concept Store

    Central Rīga

    The design lives up to the name at this stark grey and white store that stocks goods from top Baltic designers. Browse the spectacular clothing and…

  • Upe

    Old Rīga

    Classical Latvian tunes play as customers peruse traditional instruments and CDs of local folk, rock and experimental music.

  • Berga Bazārs

    Central Rīga

    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…

  • Latvijas Balzāms

    Old Rīga

    One of myriad branches of a popular chain of liquor stores selling the trademark Latvian Black Balzām.

  • Riija

    Central Rīga

    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…

  • Sakta Flower Market

    Central Rīga

    Open through the night for those post-midnight mea culpas, when you suspect 'Sorry I'm late, honey' just won't do the trick.

  • Gandrs


    If you need to stock up for an outdoor adventure of any variety, head across the Daugava to this excellent shop.

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