Most of the bigger clothing chains such as Zara, Esprit and the newly opened H&M are represented in Tallinn, though if you want to find something really unique and special then steer clear of the shopping malls. Our local editors in Tallinn have revealed some of their favourite shopping spots.
1. Fankadelik – Vintage treasures
The fashion conscious youth at Fankadelik strive to offer only the best retro and vintage stuff from clothing and accessories to vinyls. The prices might not be cheap but you can be sure you’re getting authentic vintage goods here. Also check out their Facebook page as they often post pictures of new stock.
Photo credit: Fankadelik
2. Baltika Quarter – A runway for all things design
Located in an old abandoned industrial site, this place is a business centre with a variety of shops mostly representing Estonian designers. Besides the stores here you can find the Creative Incubator for Estonian designers and artists.
Photo credit: Moetänav
3. Les Petites – Estonian design & fashion boutique
At Les Petites you’ll find probably the most concentrated mix of Estonian design as they stock creations by more than 100 Estonian artists. There’s everything from funky jewellery and accessories to toys. They have another location on Telliskivi Street that also sells vintage clothing.
Photo credit: Les Petites
4. Nu Nordik – Contemporary Estonian design
This place is the best “souvenir” shop in Tallinn as it offers unique and non-touristy creations by Estonian designers. Whether it’s handmade pistol earrings, a nifty purse or a porcelain mug – you can be sure that it’s one of a kind. The constantly changing collections keeps the selection fresh.
Photo credit: Nu Nordik
5. Sfäär Store – Up to the shopping stratosphere
Combining food with shopping can seem a little odd, but Sfäär has made it work. There’s a contemporary restaurant on the ground floor and if you go up the stairs, you’ll find yourself in a fashion boutique.
Photo credit: Sfäär