19th century industrial quarter that has been given a makeover so that old factory buildings have been renovated to create bars, galleries and trendy shops.
Just outside old town off Mere pst.
While Tallinn has no shopping streets as such, the main shopping centre is Viru Keskus (Viru Centre) just outside the old town across from the Viru gate.
Tallinn's homegrown department store Tallinna Kaubamaja is connected to Viru Centre.
The Finnish department store Stockmann is located a few streets away on Liivalaia 53.
Viru Keskus (Viru Centre) Viru valjak 4
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Tallinna Kaubamaja Gonsiori 2 (accessible via Viru centres)
Stockmann Liivalaia 53
Trendy design store selling linen and fabrics. Quite a large colour scale to choose from. If you like your table linen simple and not too ornate this place is highly recommended. Reasonable prices.
Monday - Saturday 10-18
Vene 12 and Suur-Karja 2
A shop selling fantastic handpainted porcelain, designed by Helina Tilk. There are several different funky themes with cats, dogs, horses, cows going on the plates, cups, mugs, dishes etc. I would loved to have everything in this shop.
Open daily :09:00-18:00
Rataskaevu 6. Also at Lühike jalg 5
A beautiful courtyard in the Old Town housing several artisans' shops and a small cafe/chocolaterie. Go there if you feel tired of hustle and bustle of the usual tourist routes and would like to view and buy truly unique stuff made from wood, glass, etc.
Vene street, 6
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