Clothes & shoes, Zagreb
When I asked Niksa about locally made T-Shirt that not everyone is wearing, he recommended me this WGW shop. Unfortunately, most T-Shirts have sayings in Croation only but there are a few in English too. They cater both to boys and girls. If you pay cash, then there is a 10 % discount.
What to buy: T-Shirts
What to pay: I ended up paying 99 Kunas for my good quality T-Shirt
Ilica is probably the most popular street in Zagreb. It leads to the main square of Jelacic and there is every store you can imagine. From Terranova to GAS to Miss Selfridge to Witboy, plus many small boutiques and shoe/sneaker stores.
What to buy: Well obviously clothing, but the HOTT thing in Zagreb now is sneakers ---PUMA sneakers. Thast what everyone is wearing and every other store on this street will carry PUMA sneakers, so dont worry you'll always find a pair.
What to pay: As much as you want. I know PUMA sneakers are about $70 US dollars.
The world wide known trade-mark of "Escada" offers well disigned high fashion of extremely expensive prices. As far as I have seen, even the very simple item costs approx. 500 €.
What to buy: Ladies garments of high quality and very high prices
What to pay: prices? you don't ask for it in such an shop
Those of you who can afforded it should visit this very very expensive shop in Oktogon Gallery, a foot from the main square, which offers top quality men and woman shoes.
The shoes are, undoubtelly, of top quality made and of excellent design.
What to buy: Very expensive Italian shoes of top quality
What to pay: 2.000 - 3.500 kn
The Hugo Boss shop offers to you high quality ready made garments, both for men and woman. In case you can afford spending more then 150 Euros for an polo shirt only, this is the right place
What to buy: Do not buy the shoes, they costs too much and the styling is not good.
What to pay: 2.000 - 3.000 kn
"Marlboro Classics" is a casual line of clothes made by famous Italian fashion group Marzzotto from Valdagno. The design of the clothes is based on a typically American Cowboy-style, made of cotton fabrics and leather.
What to buy: In case you like casual noncomformistic style, this is the right place.
What to pay: 500 -3.000kn
Personally, I don't like the trade-mark of Benetton because the styling is poor aswell as the fabrics are. Of course, this is my personal opinion, but to be more specific, since I am the professional in the clothing business I know what I am talking about.
What to buy: Anything you like and if so, don't pay atention on my opinion.
What to pay: anything you pay, you paid it too much
In Ilica, the longest street in Zagreb, you can find anything you want and also enjoy in walking and getting to know this city. Ilica starts on a main Zagreb's square and it's covered in different kind of stores. There you can find cosmetics, shoes, clothes, books...Miss Selfridge, Mango, United Colors of Bennetton are some of the stores.
When in center you can walk down the Ilica street, there are many shops, mostly clothes for young and old people. ilica begins on the west part of ban jelacic squre (main square in zagreb). There is also one department store on the square Muller and another one at the beggining of Ilica on the right side.
There are also many shops with clothes in streets south of Ilica.
You cannot miss it.
If you are looking to buy expensive or designer goods, the walking along Ilica probably won't impress you all that much. Better to head to the shops south of Preradovicev trg and trg bana Jelacica. However, if you're on a budget and are looking for clothing, shoes, electronics or less touristy souvenirs (like Kras chocolate and candy) head over to Ilica street. This long, curving thoroughfare has plenty of everything and, given that most of the shoppers are middle or working class Croatians, the prices are not as high as in the very centre of the city.
What to buy: Anything you need; this is a great place to stock up on provisions for a long train trip or if you're heading out into the country.
What to pay: Average Croatian prices
Since a necktie was originated in Croatia, might as well you buy a necktie made in Croatia (Zagreb) right ?
A good shop is Kravata Croata. Situated in Oktogon Street.
A locally made silk necktie would cost us something like 145 KN to 340 KN.
What to buy: A necktie of course. For your men.
What to buy:
There are many designers and Croatian clothing specialists but I'd recommend only a few for their originality. Some are famous, but some are known only to the few. Let's start:
1. I-gle (the word play in their name in Croatian is amazing as "igle" means needle and "i gle" would be something like "& look") Fashion Studio by two female designers Nataša Mihaljčišin i Martina Vrdoljak-Ranilović. Their clothing is being sold in Harvey&Nicks in Knightsbridge (London) and this means they're becoming known around the world. Their clothes are not as pricey as some of the more known designers but they don't come cheap either.
2. Nebo ("Sky") is a fashion house that makes really nice, funky clothes that's not too expensive. And is definitely worth buying. They design shoes as well.
3. Nit ("Thread") is definitely not widely known even among Croats but is definitely worth visiting as they have some "funky and arty but serious" clothing items that are "value for money".
4. Etnobutik "Mara" designs by Vesna Milković. various clothing items and accessories inscribed with "glagoljica" (glagolitic script; old Slavic alphabet).
What to pay: 1. Quite expensive; expect to pay at least 100 Euros per item.
2. Nebo: T-shirts approx 30-40 Euros; evening-dresses can come up to 200 Euros; all else is in
3. Nit: jacket approx 70 Euros, trousers 80.
4. Etnobutik "Mara": Bags approx 30 Euros, skirt approx 80.
This is a non descript place but I found myself going to it almost every time I was in Zagreb.
It carries both authentic and fake famous brand name purses. You can purchase both real and fake Gucchi, Yves St. Laurent, etc.
The shop keepers delight in giving you lessons in the differences between the two types and will explain all the details you need to know. I bought both varities for my wife and sister when I was there.
What to buy: Leather goods - They make leather goods that are just as high quality as anything your find in Italy for a fraction of the cost.
What to pay: $20.0 - $400.00
You can find almost anything you want here. Especially shoes. Every second store is a shoe store. And yet I always get surprised by how ugly shoes people wear in this town! Well well..
If you are somewhat obsessed with lipbalms, like me, I know the best place to go: Vartex, right at Trg Bana Jelacica, next to the Gradska Kavana. The lowest floor in this store is a paradise filled with all the lipbalms man has ever made! GREAT!
What to buy: Anything, shoes and lipbalms!
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