There are so many Shoes which are made by Italian designers, a paradise for women, but they also have shoes for men. And also bags and belts.
What to buy: Shoes for women, shoes for men, bags, jackets and accessoires.
What to pay: I bought 4 pairs of shoes and paid about 230 Euros, not so expensive for THIS GREATFUL shoes.
What better place could there be than Klagenfurt's pedestrianized zone for window shopping, shopping or just strolling around. Historic facades combined with modern architecture make shopping in one of the boutiques, groceries or department stores a unique experience. During the summer the old city carnival brings life to the city. In winter people meet at one of the mulled wine stalls.
Klagenfurt was the first city in Austria with a pedestrianized zone.
There were about 100 stalls in total selling a variety of local crafts from candles to chocolate to woolen clothing to photo albums to gluhwein !!!!!
This stall was selling beautifully crafted candles,the prices were quiet reasonable to.
What to pay: 20 - 30 euros for the largest ones.
All the shops, except some bakeries will be closed on Sunday. I can only window-shopped on Sunday when I wanna get some souvenirs. I have made a mistake by waiting till Sunday, even if it's close to Christmas.
If you want to get anything, and leaving on Sunday, buy what you want on Saturday before 5pm.
See also previous tip.
In The Netherlands you buy Swarovski at jewellers, upmarket household stores (where you buy expensive chinaware and such). But there are also special stores with just Swarovski products.
Swarovski is the world famous brand of crystal objects from Austria. It's an expensive hobby if you collect crystel figures!
There are shops in Austria and around the world.
What to buy: Crystal objects, jewelry. The purity of the crystal makes the glitter amazingly pure. For some it's a little too much glitter but admittedly it is nice to see.
Check the website if you want to know more because I'll not give a dissertation on crystal here :-))
What to pay: A lot, especially compared to other crystal.
Although there are gifts from say € 20 onwards.
Picture is from website.
I suppose this is one of THE Austrian souvenirs to take home for family and friends to enjoy.
Mozartkugeln are chocolate balls filled with marzipan.
What to pay: I bought them at the Klagenfurt Airport. Nice box with 100 gram cost € 3
Big shop where you can browse for at least half an hour amongst all the handicraft and traditional clothes that Austria has to offer.
What to buy: This shop goes way beyond the usual souvenir shop.
The brochure tells me:
- Carinthian artisanal glass and pottery
- Christmas products
- Austrian jewelry and costume jewelry
- kitchen earthenware
- kitchen cloths and embroidery
At least half the shop is filled with traditional costumes, mostly for women and children but also for men.
What to pay: A lovely wooden angel on a stick where you can put a candle in to light the candles high in a Christmas tree is about € 18
A full traditional Austrian costume for an adult woman is over € 550. Not including the trimmings such as shoes, jewelry, jacket, wrap.
A local carpenter was very busy carving faces from big lumps of pine,they were fantastic,hes been doing it for a few years.