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Algoritam

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

Artur Gallery

This little gallery puts on regular exhibitions by local artists, as well as art workshops. The gift shop sells tasteful souvenirs, jewellery and albums related to Dubrovnik. Look out for books by Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandolli. His drawings found inspiration in Dubrovnik thanks to gallery owner Tea Batinić, who invited him here a few years…

9am-1pm, 5-7pm Mon-Fri
Široka 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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bio&bio

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

Borza

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

Carmel

A few steps above restaurant-crammed Prijeko is this small photography gallery, hosting themed exhibitions over the summer and selling prints by leading Croatian photographers in a variety of sizes. The gallery owner hails from the Carmel in California, a town long associated with photography (both Edward Weston and Ansel Adams had studios there in their…

Mar-Dec 10am-2pm, 6-10pm daily
Zamanjina 10 More info

Croata

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

DEŠA

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…

Varies
Lazareti complex, Banje beach, Frana Supila 8 More info

Djardin

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
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