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Shopping in Riga
Plan your shopping trip in Riga! Alongside world-renowned brands, you can also experience the flavours of Latvia – find fresh local food in the Riga Central Market, or explore Latvian crafts, design, and fashion in all its diversity in small boutiques.
Fashion and design
The most active shopping takes place in the Old Town, and on Tērbatas and K. Barona streets. They are located within walking distance, allowing you to leisurely walk around the city centre while window-shopping and visiting the most interesting stores.
Recently, local design – fashion and folk design objects – and the boutiques offering them have flourished.
Barona Street is the right place to look for exciting artist creations.
Contemporary Latvian fashion can be explored and tried on at BOLD Concept Store.
If you are looking for high-quality paper goods and unique stationery shop then Manilla will be the right place for you.
Latvians highly value organic food, and because of this stores offering ecological food are becoming more common. Visit the iDille store in Barona Centrs shopping centre to try fresh, locally grown fruit and vegetables, as well as healthy snacks, or go to Zaļā govs on Brīvības Street to find organically grown produce and wines from apples, chokeberries, and sea buckthorn, which are all characteristic to Latvia. Look for natural cosmetics in the stores Stenders and Madara – the most popular Latvian care cosmetics brand.
Riga Central Market is one of the largest and most visited markets in Eastern Europe, where, depending on the season, you will find fresh vegetables, fruits and berries, freshly baked Georgian bread, and the most recent catch of the fishermen and delicious smoked fish in the Fish Pavilion.
It is not a typical tourist object, as to many it is the place to do their daily shopping.
You might even have the chance to buy goods from Soviet times there.
On the far side of the market regular Night Markets and daily Farmers’ Markets take place.
The charm of other Riga districts can be experienced by visiting the smaller local markets, the biggest of which is the Āgenskalna Market in Pārdaugava.
Every Saturday, fairs are organised at Kalnciema Quarter, where you can buy unusual local snacks, clothing and accessories, while at the same time soaking in the bohemian atmosphere replenished by live music and cosy cafes.
The largest shopping centres in Riga:
- Galerija Centrs in the Old Town;
- Stockmann in the city centre;
- Alfa in Teika;
- Spice in Zolitūde;
- Sky&More in Sarkandaugava.
There you will find brands that are known worldwide, such as H&M and Debenhams, as well as local brands (e.g. Maya), and other Baltic brands – like Monton and Ivo Nikkolo.
The biggest sales in Latvia are held in January and July before the arrival of new collections.