In Tallinn, folk traditions exist alongside the contemporary. You can find some of the most amazing art pieces, exclusively made, with traditional skills. The most unique Estonian souvenirs are lovingly-made handicrafts.
The broad scope of Estonian design can be seen in small galleries, design boutiques, and fashion stores. You will find many unique, handcrafted pieces from some of the most imaginative designers in Estonia. There is something for everyone: ceramic, textile and fashion, wood and furniture, jewellers and handicraft.
The best places to find quality fashion, shoes, perfume and the like are the elegant boutiques along Old Town’s Väike-Karja, Suur-Karja and Müürivahe streets, also in Pärnu mnt and Roosikrantsi streets, and the large department stores and malls.
A required stop on any shopping tour of Tallinn is St. Catherine's Passage. Here in medieval-style workshops run by the Katariina Guild’s artists, onlookers watch as glasswork, ceramics, leather goods, quilts and other items are created right before their eyes.