In Riga you can find almost all well-known European labels. Compact location of shopping centres, quality service and ongoing sales make Riga a good place for nice and price-wise shopping.
In Riga you can find such popular brands as Alberta Ferretti, ARMANI, Baldinini, Betty Barclay, Brioni, Burberry, Boss, Boss Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Christian Lacroix, Dolce&Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Emporio Armani, Furla, Gaetano Navarra, Gucci, Guess, Gerry Weber, GF Ferre, Iceberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, La Perla, Lloyd, Marithe+Francois Girbaud, Marni, Max Mara Moschino, Pollini, Roberto Verino, Trussardi Jeans, Valentino, ZARA.
Main shopping spots in the Old Town are Valnu street (from Gunpowder Tower to Hotel de Rome) and adjacent Basteja Pasaza (Basteja Passage) with huge concentration of fashion shops and famous brands’ boutiques. Jekaba Kazarmas (Jacob’s Barracks) houses mostly souvenir shops where you can buy amber jewellery. Galerija Centrs (Center Gallery) is a shopping arcade in the center of the Old Town (more than 100 shops, mainly tax-free). Nearby there are small streets Tirgonu and Laipu with art galleries and souvenir and antiques shops.
In the center: Elizabetes street (from Kr. Valdemara str. to Marijas str.) with fashion shops, shopping arcade in Reval Hotel Latvia and shopping “town within city” - Berga Bazars (Berg’s Bazaar) near Kr.Barona street. Terbatas street is an excellent place for buying footwear and clothes. There you can find boutiques of well-known brands. Many shops are also located on the main street of Riga - Brivibas. Origo and Stockmann shopping centers are near the Central Railway Station.
Large shopping centers Alfa, Domina Shopping, Spice, Mols are situated at a distance from the center. Those are good places for shopping as well.
Tourists are highly advised to buy unique Latvian souvenirs made of amber, gold, silver as well as natural linen clothes, wooden toys, dolls. Visit to the Central Market is a must, please taste smoked chicken, fish and other local delicacies.
You can find tax free shops all over Riga, they allow to return 15% of the sum of your purchase.
Photo - Anna Linkevich (Meeting.lv)