Hg2 : The Hedonist

Outside The Old Town

There are plenty of shops outside the Old Town, although most of it goes on inside the two mighty flagship department stores that stand within the same square kilometre south-east of the city walls.Around them a few good shops have sprung up – on Pärnu mnt. and Estonia pst. – although these will be of more interest to those in need of practical items of clothing than to browsers seeking local treasure.

Tallinna Kaubamaja, Gonsiori 2  www.kaubamaja.ee

The Selfridges of Tallinn. although not quite.

Stockmann, Liivalaia 53  www.stockmann.ee
Another Tallinn institution, slightly more upmarket.

Melon/Lemon, Estonia pst. 1-3.

A collection of local clothes chains (Absolu, Monton, NS King), a salon (Tiia Ilusalong), an excellent 24-hour shop and café (Deli 24) and lovely cosmetics and candles from Occitane.

Parnu mnt.
Calvin Klein men’s fashion and famous underwear.

Hippo children’s clothes and footwear
JOOP! clothes and perfumes by German designer Wolfgang Joop
Villeroy & Boch up-market kitchen and dinnerware, furniture

Viru Centre
Tallinn’s newest shopping mall sits right outside the old city walls, forming a bridge of commerce between the old and new town. Opened in 2004 to much fanfare, the centre forms part of the Viru Hotel and merges into the Kaubamaja department store. With more than 70 shops and services across two floors, professional consumers can make use of more than 10 cafes and restaurants.

Diesel – modern fashion for successful living
Mango – attractive street fashion for ladies
Naomi – frocks and shirts for girls in candy colours
Silk House – gifts, jewellery and household items
Terranova – Italian casualwear for men and women
Trendexpress – fashionable shoes with a wild boar’s head trophy

Kristiine CentreEndla 46
Tallinn’s biggest shopping centre, a good place to buy trainers and CDs.

Rocca Al Mare, Paldiski mnt. 102  www.roccalmare.ee
Mini-shopping centre along the coast to the West: good sportswear, bikegear, surf and skate kit. There’s also a bowling alley and a (private) sports club, frequented by Tallinn’s rich and discreet.

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