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Clothes&shoes: King Cross Zagreb
KING CROSS is located on the land of 150.000 m2 at the western entrance to Zagreb, on the main roads to Italy and Slovenia. It is on the routes of public transport. Its dimensions, modern structure and business activities make it a superb modern complex. Nothing has been left to chance and a great deal of effort was put into creating space which the visitors feel comfortable in.
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.
Clothes&shoes: Ilica Shopping Strip
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
WGW: Funny local T-Shirts
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
Clothes&shoes: shopping streets
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.
Ilica street: Shopping in the centre of town
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.
Ilica-The Street of Many Stores
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.
Charlie: Purses, Real and Fake
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
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Souveniers: If You Want To Buy...
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.
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