Any of the major shopping centres: Quality clothes at low prices!
From Scandinavian "high-street" labels like Vero Moda and Jack and Jones to high-end Scandinavian designers such as Malene Birger and Rabens Saloner, Estonia has a huge range and at really great value due to the economy and the close proximity to Scandinavia.
What to buy: Snow-wear...skiing, snow-boarding or simply boots and warm clothes....all fantastic quality and value.
What to pay: I bought snow-boots for €17. Really warm, comfortable and waterproof and pretty trendy looking!Related to:
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Tax free boutique M/s Romantika: Lovely souvenir hat from Estonia
Take the opportunity to purchase a lovely and high quality souvenir hat from Estonia (as depicted in our photograph on the right) at tax free boutique onboard M/s Romantika or M/s Victoria I if you take a cruise between Stockholm and Tallinn. It costs just 7.00 euros per hat onboard. Almost all the shops in the city of Tallinn that we had enquired are charging at least 10.00 euros per souvenir hat. This is a good bargain - a saving of at least 3.00 euros per hat!
Other high quality items are also on sale onboard M/s Romantika or M/s Victoria I of Tallink Line's tax free boutiques such as brand name t-shirts, winter jackets, other brand name clothings, leather products, perfumes, fashion accessories, jewelleries, health and beauty products etc.
What to buy: High quality souvenir hat from Estonia.
What to pay: Only 7.00 euros per hatRelated to:
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Rimi Hypermarket, Tallinn: A one stop shopping
Rimi Hypermarket is located just within a stone's throw from the cruiseship terminal at the harbour in Central Tallinn. This is a large one roof shopping hypermarket operated by ICA of Scandinavian countries. It occupies a total floor area of approximately 10,000 square meters.
Wide range of food, drinks, confectionaries, clothings, apparels and other consumer goods are available at Rimi Hypermarket. The hypermarket is very popular with the locals as well as foreign tourists. Ample parking spaces for motor vehicles are available at the shopping centre. Casinos, eateries and other shops are also located at the shopping centre.
What to buy: Liquor, wines, beer, cider, biscults, snacks and cakes are highly recommended at Rimi Hypermarket.
What to pay: Good food and drink prices - certainly value for your money.Related to:
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Viru Keskus Shopping Center, Tallinn: An upmarket shopping
Viru Keskus is an upmarket shopping centre located just outside the Old Town of Tallinn in the heart of the city. It is a modern shopping center with approximately one million visitors per month. The shopping center has four levels with a total area of approximately 32,000 square meters of shopping and leisure spaces for the convenience of visitors. It has approximately 100 shops and eateries.
Wide range of consumer goods can be bought from this one roof shopping center such as fashionable wears, leather goods, clothings and apparels, shoes, spectacles, CDs, and DVDs and food at the supermarket. There is a tourist information counter on the ground floor of the shopping center. Ample parking facilities for approximately 450 vehicles are available in the shopping center.
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you will find beautiful amber everywhere. It is not cheap. Other locations are cheaper. Beware, you will see some georgous pieces, with huge stones, but not cheap.
What to buy: Woolen products are inexpensive, hand made, and georgous. The best buys are these local hand made woolens, (caps, sweaters, scarves).
What to pay: Off the beaten path in the old medeval area, you can pay 10 euros for a fine cap. In the tourist traps, you will pay double or treble that amount.
Shopping at Christmas Market
This is actually every year shopping place for Christmas gifts in Old Town Square. hard to miss it in December. Prices are usually many times up than usual but there are always exceptions. Some are very reasonable and some things are popular not only for tourists but for local people, too. I bought some hats for exapmle, good hats and not very expensive, but hand-made...
What to buy: Estonian hand-made stuff what You like. Wool, cotton etc. Best selection of Estonian local handicraft (not russian toys what You can usually find from some souvenir shops in front of main tourist traps).
There are a couple of good bookstores in the Old Town: Apollo was my favourite. If you need a map, guide book, or a souvenir Hallmark birthday card written in Estonian, Apollo is the place for you! I believe they also had a large section of English language books.
Handcrafts and other souvenirs
You will find places where can buy local works in many towns all over Estonia.
Anyway, if you want to buy a souvenir but forgot it, and now are departing to Finland, you have yet a last opportunity to do it.
There are several souvenir shops in most cityies and towns in Estonia, especially in the ones that are most often visited by tourists. Also most cities have market places which can be a good place for buying souvenris.
What to buy: Ceramics: Ceramic replicas of Tallinn Old Town buildings, often fitted with candle holders inside are very popular.
Jewelry: Estonian jewelry has a hint of the Nordic: clean lines, minus gaudy excess. There’s also a distinctly Estonian touch to locally-made jewelry.
Graphics: You can find cheapo paintings of varying quality from amateur artists hocking their goods along old-city streets. A number of galleries sell originals and prints by leading Estonian artists.
Liquor: Estonian-made liqueur Vana Tallinn. Other options include Saku or Tartu beer or a bottle of Gremi—a Tallinn-bottled Georgian brandy.
Chocolate: A box of chocolates by Estonian candy maker Kalev are extremely good. Some come with Tallinn or other Estonian places scenes imprinted on the top.
Stone: Candle holders, ashtrays or other items made from stone. The stone is most often dolomite from quarries on the Estonian island of Saaremaa.
Knitted wear: Hand-knit sweaters or gloves are an Estonian specialty. Estonian-knit socks could be the warmest thing in existence. A good place for knitted items is the outdoor market along an old-city wall, at Müürivahe street in Tallinn.
What to pay: No use to try bargaining in the shops usuallu, but definately talk town the price when buying from the streets.
Most shops are open between 09.00-18.00 or 19.00 hours on weekdays and until 15.00 or 16.00 on Saturdays. In some larger towns like Tallinn ,Tartu = department stores remain open until 20.00 and some are open on Sundays.
Most of the major credit cards are accepted.
De la Gardie Department Store in Viru street
there are lot's of usual clothes stuff,actually I like the architecture of this department store.On the top floor there are beauty salong and comfortable robberts cafe with delicious cappucinos and salads
What to pay: same prices like everywhere in tallinn
Säästumarket: Save Markets!:) mostly food
We have 9 Säästumarket shops in Tallinn and new shops are being opened all over Estonia.
Säästumarket is a contemporary shopping centre where high quality foodstuffs and consumer goods are remarkably cheaper.
Tallinn: Tammsaare tee 88B; Vesse 4;
Kadaka tee 56B; Kalevipoja põik 12;
Sõle tänav 27; Õismäe tee 107a;
Kärberi 42; Läänemere tee 2c;
Rocca al Mare Trade Centre;
Tööstuse 101; Männiku tee 6;
Vana-Lõuna 4; Telliskivi 61;
Vikerlase 19; Männiku tee 98;
Pärnu mnt 453E; Kadaka tee 76F;
Kristjani 1; Juhkentali 33/35
Tartu: Rebase Str. 12a; Anne 46a;
Turu 14; Võru 170
Kohtla-Järve: Järveküla tee 87
Pärnu: Papiniidu 19; Jannseni 3
Rakvere: Vilde 8
Keila: Pae 9
Haapsalu: Jaama Str. 12
Rapla: Tallinna mnt 46a
Jõhvi: Vahe 5
Kuressaare: Mooni 2
Paide: Aiavilja 2
Narva: Roheline 8; Tallinna 13
Viljandi: Riia 13
Valga: Vabaduse 39
Põlva: Jaama 12a
Elva: Kesk 7
Türi: Paide 26
Tapa: Pikk 5
Jõgeva: Põik 1
Säästu Market: Säästu market
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