This is a guest post by Ido Feldman! Let’s see what he has to say: Traveling and shopping go hand in hand! Don’t you agree? The first thing that hits our mind when we plan a trip is where to shop and what to shop. Souvenirs are something you will always crave to buy but when it comes to shopping in a new country/city, we can absolutely buy anything. Well, if you are in search of where to buy original Croatian products in Zagreb, your search ends here.
Mentioned below are the best places you can head to in Zagreb. You are sure to have a great time while buying stuff from these places. Know it all here:
It is the largest shopping center, located in Novi Zagreb at the city’s southwest entrance. This fourth generation shopping and entertainment center offers more than 200 stores and the largest hypermarket in Croatia. In its two stores, you can find brands like Inditex/Zara, Massimo Dutty, Zara Home, Bershka, H&M, Stradivarius, Pull&Bear, Marc Jacobs, Mango, Cavalli, Armani, Burberry, Moschino, XYZ and much more. Besides the fashion brands, there is a large gastro section and entertainment area, as well as Cinestar multiplex cinema, luxury Gold class IMAX, and 4D cinema. The Arena center is easily accessible by public transportation (tram, bus) or by car.
It is located in Novi Zagreb, just across the Museum of Contemporary Art, and it is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Zagreb. There is a large variety of Croatian and international brands, so Avenue Mall can satisfy the demands of all the experienced shoppers. Here one can find everything from clothing, footwear, electronic to food stores, home design, and jewelry. Avenue mall also offers a gastro section in its “Food Palace” corner, where you can find popular McDonalds and KFC, Foodie restaurant, Wok`Me, Mex, Cantina etc, or you can enjoy a drink from several bars with a perfect view of the nearby mountains. The entertainment area includes two children playgrounds and a Cinestar multiplex cinema with nine halls. It is easily accessible by tram or bus and that makes it one the most desirable shopping destinations in Zagreb.
Located in the city center, just a few minutes’ walk from the main square, this small shopping center has a unique offer in its 85 stores. The fashion and style section includes luxury brands like Burberry, Armani Jeans, Gant, Seventy, Stefanel etc. Besides the fashion stores, the center has a great gastro offer. In its restaurants, one can enjoy delicacies from Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine, and the bars on the ground floor are an excellent intro to Zagreb`s night life. The Centre also has five cinema auditoriums and a parking garage.
Located on a picturesque “Flower” square in the city center this shopping center has a unique concept of fashion/gastro offer. It has 20 stores, some of which are H&M, s.Olliver, Guess, Timberland, Shooster, L`Occitane, Tommy Hilfiger etc. Its several restaurants offer Italian, Asian or Mexican meals as well as barbecue and there is a 24-hour garage. Flower square is one the most popular places to hang out for locals and that makes this shopping center one of the favorites.
City Center One East
It is the second largest shopping center within Zagreb, located on the east perimeter of the city. This three story building has over 140 stores where one can find everything from fashion and design, jewelry, technology to groceries and pharmacy. City Center One has earned many awards from its customers like Best Buy, Quality medal, Superbrands, Customer friends etc. Some of the brands within the center are Peek&Cloppenburg, Zara, H&M, Stradivarius, Tom Tailor and many others. It has several restaurants and coffee bars, Cineplex multiplex cinema, and entertainment areas for children. On the top floor, there is a Wettpunkt automat club.
It is the largest shopping center in Croatia, situated 2.5 kilometers west of Zagreb in a small town of Zaprešić. It has 226 000 m² of space and over 240 stores. Westgate is a fashion headquarters where a lot of the world famous brands like Lacoste, Mohito, H&M, Mango, MuellerHervis etc have found its place. Although outside of the city this mega center is easily accessible by car (near highway A2) and it has a free bus that drives from Zagreb and back. In its rich entertainment area is a 4000 m² Kids world, free inline skating, 18 gastro objects and they offer a tax refund service. Whether you are looking for clothes, footwear, technology, or home design, Westgate has it all.
It is a small shopping town, north of Zagreb, situated in beautiful Zagorje region. In this shopping town, you can find 60 stores with over 100 renowned brands. There are designer clothes, footwear, jewelry, fashion accessories, sports equipment and much more. Items here are discounted all year from 30% to 70% which attracts many customers from Croatia and neighboring countries. The Roses outlet is easily accessible by car – highway A2/E59, or by bus every weekend with two lines. They also offer group visits which need to be preordered. It has a gastro and entertainment areas for children, and you can get a tax refund as well.
It is the main and the longest street in Zagreb, which starts from the central Ban Jelačić square. This bustling and vibrant street is always full of people. Numerous shops define it both sides where you can find everything from Adidas, Gaastra, Gerry Weber, Nike, Timberland, Zara, Diesel, Lacoste and many others. Besides the footwear and clothes, there are many food stores, pastry shops, and souvenir stores as well as restaurants, which put Ilica Street on the top of the list for the tourists. Trams drive through almost the entire street so it is easily accessible not just for shopping but to visit Zagreb’s attractions that lie in its path.
You will absolutely love shopping in Zagreb and these places are the best of the lot. Let me know which one out of these gave you the most amazing experience. Till then, happy shopping!