"Notorious" music shop is situated in the passage under the ugly skyscraper on the Trg Bana Jelacica.
Here you may find a very good selection of all kind of music, but especially the old rock n' roll editions like those from Stones, Animals, Fletwood Mac (with Green) etc. Don't miss it when in town.
What to buy: CD music & films
What to pay: from 80 - 250kn
Dolac is Zagreb's main city market. It is held on a terrace overlooking the main square, Trg bana Jelacica and you'll also have a view of the cathedral from here. You can find all kinds of fresh fruits and vegetables on the terrace along with many other goodies in the market hall below.
The Dolac market really has it all, but the best time to come for fish is early in the morning. By the time, Niksa and I arrived at the fish market in the late morning, all that was left was the smell and a few random fish. It's a large enclosed building just off of the terrace where all the fruits and vegetables are sold.
"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
These are 2 most famous shopping malls in the city center. Importanne Centar is right next to the Train Station and Hotel Esplanade. It is a great promenade place and traffic connection point so the food is always fresh :) It has loads of snack bars, loads of Italian shoe stores, loads of sports stores, loads of lingerie stores. My favorite stores there are TOPSHOP (the biggest in Zagreb, still quite a small one) and Gulliver.
Importanne Galleria is situated in Vlaska street and features a number of ladies clothes store, watch stores, kids stuff, Pet store and snack bars. Details on both stores you can find on their website.
What to buy: Clothes of all kinds
What to pay: depends on the shop
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
Just below the terrace overlooking the square, you'll find an indoor section of the Dolac market where vendors sell all kinds of meat, breads and cheeses. Niksa and I tried some fresh bread with a local variety of young and sour cheese that might not be in existence if the EU infringes on the traditional way of producing it. I didn't care for the sour taste of the cheese, but this is certainly a great place to shop for dinner.
As I am smoker, I always need a cigarette. And I am always short of them. During my stays in hotel "Esplanade", one kiosk "saved" my life. It is open 24 hours a day and it is located just behind the hotel. They are selling newspapers and some more things, also.
At the airport duty free shop it’s of course the right time and place to buy the local national drinks. I was not so sure exactly what to buy but I got good tips from my local friends for the proper brands as seeing in this picture.
Cvjetni trg is in the central position of the town, just two minutes walking from the Trg Ban Josip Jelacic. The citizens of Zagreb like it very much and it is always crowded by the locals. It is the place where one can buy flowers for all occasions; weddings, funerals, as a gift to the friends, to our wifes or girlfriends etc.
What to buy: roses of all kinds,
What to pay: from 5kn up to 200kn
You've probably heard it before, but in case you haven't, here's a little history of how come Croatia is called the homeland of the cravats (ties):
When the thirty-year war (1618-1648) was raging in Europe, Croatian soldiers arrived as far as Paris. Their traditional military dress included picturesque scarves tied round the neck in a distinctive manner. The French liked this handsome "Croatian style" and during the reign of Louis XIV they adopted this new clothing item "á la Croate". From "á la Croate" the new word "cravate" came into existence and conquered the entire world.
The Croatian word for tie is kravata.
If you want to surprise your friends and business partners with this elegant souvenir, the trade mark you need is "Croata". They make ties and scarves in all price ranges, but expect to pay at least 300 kn (40 euros) for a piece.
In Zagreb, their elegant shops can be found at the following addresses:
The almost unpronounceable Ozujsko seems to be the most popular beer, and it's name can be seen everywhere. It even sponsors the national football team. It's very good, and typical of beers across central Europe. The Slovenian beer Lasko also seems very popular in the city.