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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),…

9am-8.30pm Mon-Fri; 9am-3pm Sat; 10am-1pm Sun
Stradun 8 More info

Atelier Secret

Intriguing but affordable locally-made accessories, including necklaces and earrings fashioned from Adriatic coral, and bauble-like pendants made to traditional Dubrovnik designs.

Summer 9.30am-midnight daily. Winter 9.30am-4pm Mon-Sat
Kunićeva 2 More info
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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…

8am-8pm Mon-Fri; 8am-3pm Sat
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.

Summer 10am-9pm daily. Winter 10am–6pm daily
Pred Dvorom 2 More info


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…

9.30am-7pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-1.30pm Sat
Pred Dvorom 2 More info
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Croatian Designers Room

Clothes by the most renowned Croatian designers all in one boutique, with friendly, professional staff serving in this prime location in the Old Town.

10am-9pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
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…

9.30am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-12.30pm Sat
Miha Pracata 8 More info

Dubrovačka kuća
Critics choice

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.

9am-8pm daily
Od sv Dominika More info

Franja Coffee & Teahouse

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…

9am-7pm Mon-Sat
Od Puča 9 More info
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