If you’ve lost, forgotten or galloped through your holiday reads quicker than anticipated, this bookshop is a boon. Half the store is dedicated to English-language publications: from travel guides to bestsellers, classics to heavyweight volumes on politics, history, art and design. Also has an impressive stock of two dozen (pricy) English magazines (Q, Arena, Vogue),…
Stradun 8 More info
Intriguing but affordable locally-made accessories, including necklaces and earrings fashioned from Adriatic coral, and bauble-like pendants made to traditional Dubrovnik designs.
Kunićeva 2 More info
The main store in town for organic, vegan, vegetarian and macrobiotic products is located on the first floor of Mercante shopping centre, near the local bus station in Šipčine, between Gruž and Pile. For soya or rice milk, miso soup or other healthy treats, this is the place. Freshly baked non-dairy croissants and cakes complement…
Mercante Centar, Vukovarska 24 More info
Luxury watches (TAG Heuer Tissot, Movado) and accessories (Guess, Ray-Ban, Prada, Gucci, Armani) complement high-end domestic artefacts (Croata, Penkala) in this prominent boutique in the heart of Dubrovnik.
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Britain has the bowler, France has the beret and Bavaria the comedy leather trousers. And Croatia? Croatia has the cravat. Croatia is the home of the cravat. It’s the national cultural symbol. Even the word ‘cravat’ comes from the Croatian word for ‘Croat’: hrvat. Not surprisingly, Croatia takes this tradition seriously. It even boasts an…
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Clothes by the most renowned Croatian designers all in one boutique, with friendly, professional staff serving in this prime location in the Old Town.
Od Puča 11 More info
Traditional techniques of weaving, silk embroidery, sewing and craft-making are employed by local women at this workshop and souvenir store in a large downstairs area of the multi-tasked Lazareti complex. You shouldn’t just buy out of goodwill – the items on offer are of good quality, colourful and original, a million miles away from the…
Lazareti complex, Banje beach, Frana Supila 8 More info
This may be easier to find if you look for its entrance on Od Puča. For sheer quantity, this seemingly never-ending tardis of a shop has rooms leading to further rooms leading to courtyards all draped with necklaces, rings and the like. There’s also a lot of shop assistants and it feels a bit like…
Miha Pracata 8 More info
High-quality treats here include local spirits, sweets, posters, olive oils, regional wines and bath salts. A link with the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb means beautiful ceramics and glassware at affordable prices.
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The finest delicatessen in town, Franja does not just stock the finest regional coffees, imported teas and flavoured local ones, but also the best goods Croatia can produce: wines, virgin olive oils, nuts in honey, cheeses in oil and home-made jams. Wines, liqueurs and fruit brandies are another of Franja’s specialities, sparkling wines, chocolates and…
Od Puča 9 More info