Dubrovnik is not just a picturesque town with pristine beaches, it’s also a shopping haven. The city boasts of an eclectic mix of shops ranging from small boutiques to high-end luxury stores. As you explore the city, you will come across stores selling traditional Croatian products such as handmade lace, pottery, and olive oil. These items make for unique souvenirs to take back home. If you’re into modern fashion, Dubrovnik has trendy clothing and accessory boutiques as well as concept design stores showcasing exceptional Croatian products. We’ve compiled a list of the top must-visit stores in Dubrovnik to make sure you don’t miss the best ones.
Life according to KAWA
Escape the mundane gift shops that seem to pop wherever you turn, and indulge in Croatian-made artisan and designer products at Life According to Kawa. This showroom-sized shop is a brainchild of the Croatian-Canadian couple Sanja and Jon Kawaguchi, who transformed a garage just outside the Old Town into a haven of well-designed products. The store offers a broad range of local fashion accessories, domestic designs, and deli food at varying prices. From plant and herb-based cosmetics to sunglasses, craft beer and cookbooks, there is something for everyone. Kawa’s own-design T-shirts range from funny to somewhat bizarre, setting them apart from typical souvenir-fodder found elsewhere. Treat yourself to unique, high-quality products and support local Croatian businesses at Life According to Kawa.
Clara Stones jewellery brand was established well over a decade ago by Anja Mucic and Vittorio Ceccarini, a Croatian-Italian couple who share a passion for Adriatic Red Coral and beautifully designed jewellery. Their unique pieces, which blend old and new, modern and traditional, are crafted from the red coral, but also from antique jade, carved coral, sapphires, and tourmalines to create statement jewellery. Visit their flagship store in Dubrovnik that features one of the last red coral workshops in Croatia to witness the meticulous transformation of raw coral branches into beautiful jewellery and learn why natural red coral has been treasured since ancient times.
Namfleg jewellery is a beautiful marriage of silver and hot enamel. Handmade by skilled artisans, each piece is completely unique. Using the intricate Cloisonné enamel technique, the tradition of Egyptian and Byzantine artists is continued from Carl Faberge’s workshop. In the past, only the elite could afford such luxury, but now Namfleg is making it accessible to everyone. Visit their Dubrovnik shop and select your new favourite piece of jewellery.
Dubrovačka Kuća is a unique store that offers an authentic Dubrovnik experience! Housed in a medieval tower of St. Dominic, this store is a perfect blend of art, gastronomy and heritage. It consists of two beautifully decorated floors; the upper gallery exhibits works of Croatian artists, while the ground floor is a traditional delicacy shop, offering handcrafted souvenirs, jewellery, top-class wines, sweets and artisan products. Find everything you need to take home a piece of Dubrovnik’s heritage!
House of Nature
Step into the Kingdom of Scents, a hidden gem nestled in the Old City. The House of Nature, an organic cosmetics store, takes you on an unforgettable sensory journey with their handmade olive oil-based creams and healing remedies. The fragrances transport you to a world of natural beauty and tranquillity. Owner Ana’s simple story of love and passion for nature is reflected in her authentic and original recipes. Experience exceptional quality and skin benefits with House of Nature’s skincare essentials, recognized by global clients who return for more.
Game of Thrones
Step into King’s Landing! Here you’ll find a unique Game of Thrones fan shop. It’s packed with licensed merchandise, including t-shirts, figures, cups, and other memorabilia. However, what makes it truly special is the massive IRON THRONE. Take a photo of yourself on it as a complimentary gift with a purchase or pay to have your picture taken. Whether you’re a fan or not, visiting this place is must-see in Dubrovnik. Head to Boškovićeva 7 for the Iron Throne or Boškovićeva 4 for the Dragon’s cave.
Discover the ultimate olive oil haven in Dubrovnik – Uje. This souvenir shop boasts of locally-grown olives from the island of Brač and their bestseller – the Brachia virgin olive oil. Packaged in a stunning white ceramic flask shaped like an olive, it’s a must-have! Uje also offers a range of goodies from jams, truffle products, to natural cosmetics, perfumed soaps, and more. Don’t miss the chance to bring home a piece of Croatia, with Uje’s olive wood chopping boards and delicious marinated seafood.
Algebra store in Dubrovnik carries a wide selection of English books, as well as titles in French, German, and Spanish. But it’s not just adults who benefit – Algebra also stocks a variety of books, magazines, and video games for kids. And if you want to learn about Croatian history, they have numerous monographs in English as well as introductory books in your mother tongue.
Maria Store in Dubrovnik is a fashionista’s paradise, known for stocking the latest international clothing brands. This luxury boutique store is often a hotspot for high-profile fashion bloggers and celebrities. Located within the charming surroundings of the Dominican Monastery and designed by the renowned Italian architect Marco Bonelli. Maria store is perched next to Stradun street. The store offers a serene shopping experience, featuring some of the major international names like Givenchy, Lanvin, Valentino, Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney. The store’s prices reflect the high-quality and stylish atmosphere on offer. The staff is friendly and approachable, making your shopping experience all the more enjoyable.
Croatia takes pride in being the birthplace of the cravat, a national cultural symbol. The word ‘cravat’ is derived from the Croatian word for ‘Croat.’ The necktie’s history dates back to the Thirty Years’ War, where Croatian girls tied scarves around their fiancés’ necks as a symbol of love before heading to battle. The French cavalry was fascinated by the ties, and it soon became a fashion statement in Paris, eventually becoming a global clothing staple. This store is the flagship branch of a prestigious fashion house chain in Dubrovnik, selling exquisite cravats, scarves, and shawls made from the finest silk, with designs inspired by local heritage.
Located in Gruž harbour, this shop offers a wide variety of delectable items, including cheeses, wines, prosciutto, olive oils, and jams. The shop’s highlight is the range of cheeses produced by the award-winning Gligora family in Kolan, a town situated in the heart of Pag island. Their signature cheese, Paški sir, made from sheep’s milk, has won numerous prestigious awards, including the World Cheese Award, Great Taste Awards, and Superior Taste Award. Visitors can also indulge in other well-known cheeses from the family’s collection.
Gemma Mia Antiques
Gemma Mia is a treasure trove of antique wonders located just meters from Stradun, where time seems to have stopped. The shop is a perfect blend of family heritage, collector’s tradition, and passion for beauty. Expect to be dazzled by the stunning reconstructed furniture, gorgeous jewelry, charming old clocks, art work, and other decorative objects, all collected from Dubrovnik families over the years. If you’re looking for a special keepsake to take home from Dubrovnik, Gemma Mia is a must-visit destination.
Bonbonnière Kraš is a candy lover’s paradise, with a rich history dating back to 1911. This store is home to some of Croatia’s most popular chocolates, including the famous Griotte and Bajadera. With a wide range of chocolates, Bonbonnière Kraš is the perfect destination for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth but also to take home some of the most iconic Croatia’s delicacies.
Sub City Shopping Mall
Dubrovnik’s favourite shopping spot for local’s is the Sub City shopping mall in Župa Dubrovačka. Featuring big brands like H&M, Muller, Tom Tailor, Dm and Mass visitors can enjoy shopping without traveling to Split or Zagreb. It has a spacious garage of 300 parking spaces, and the stores open at 9 am.
Minčeta Shopping Centre
Discover the ultimate shopping destination in Dubrovnik – Minčeta. Located in the centre of Gruž bay, it’s the perfect place to indulge in retail therapy. With a stunning terrace and large ads on the building, it’s hard to miss. Inside, you’ll find a variety of stores ranging from perfumery to sports gear. Shop top brands like Bugatti, Mango, Navigare and Benetton or simply have a coffee on the outside terrace overlooking the Gruž Harbour.