Estonian design is flourishing and Tallinn, the capital, is full of lovely design shops.
Going shopping in Tallinn, Estonia, is a splendid experience for design lovers.
This Tallinn design guide leads you through the charming city of Tallinn to all the loveliest design shops and most beautiful design hotels.
Les Petites – Tallinn design shop
This gorgeous design store is in Telleskivi Creative City.
It has a beautiful layout featuring fashion, jewellery, accessories, home decor (check out the lamps and the cushions) and so much more, even bikes!
The items are made mostly by Estonian designers and some by designers from other Baltic countries.
Homeart – Home decor
Another design shop in Telleskivi Creative City, next to Les Petites.
As the name suggests, this one focuses on things for the home – furniture, lighting, kitchenware, plants and other interior design items.
The style is simple, elegant and minimalist. There’s a cute little coffee shop inside the store.
Ehe Mood – Fair trade store in Tallinn
A cool fair trade store, offering mainly clothing, especially some unique dresses. They also have accessories – bags, hats scarves and jewellery.
In one corner of the store you’ll find fair trade food items like chocolate and coffee. This shop is also located in the lovely Telleskivi Creative City.
Fe gallery – Estonian crafts
This shop really does feel more like a gallery than a shop.
It’s a big space with an elegant display of items, mostly in muted colours. It sells Estonian crafts and design items, such as glassware, ceramics, jewellery and other small gifts.
This craft shop is in the old town, which is full of places to buy souvenirs, but this one certainly stands out among the various gift shops.
Zizi – Tallinn linen shop
A textile shop I found while walking around the old town. Its specialty is linen – everything in the shop is made of linen.
It’s a medium sized shop, but it was completely full of people, both locals and tourists, when I entered, as you might expect with such a unique concept.
They sell Estonian-made linen tablecloths, cushion covers, bedding, towels, bags and more. Some items come in solid colours and others have lovely prints on them.
Estonian Design House – Featuring Estonian designers
This beautiful store was an initiative of Estonian Association of Designers and is a place for all types of designers, new and more established, to display and sell their work.
It features more than 100 Estonian designers. You’ll find a whole range of items here, from fashion and accessories to interior design.
It has grown popular in the past few years, so much so that they opened a second shop in the Solaris shopping centre in Tallinn.
St Naritz – Design shop in the Old Town in Tallinn
A cute little shop on a side street in the old town. It’s a family owned shop, run by an artist couple.
They offer many handmade items and mostly Estonian designers. This is quite unique and different from the souvenir shops in the old town.
You’ll find jewellery, toys, scarves, lamps, porcelain, artwork and more. The place is small but full of beautiful things worth exploring.
Vintage and antique shopping in the market in Tallinn
The second floor of the market next to the train station in Tallinn is full of antique and designer stores.
Anything from vintage furniture and clothing to antique glassware and other curious items.
You will find all sorts of souvenirs from the Soviet era too, if that’s your thing.
There are several antique shops one next to the other. On the other side of this second floor, there are some modern designer fashion stores too.
Tallinn Design & Boutique Hotels
If you care about interior design like I do, you want to find a place to stay in Tallinn that’s decorated and stylish.
I’ve hand-picked some of the most beautiful hotels in Tallinn that offer a special experience for design lovers.
The Three Sisters Boutique Hotel, Tallinn
Stay in style in the Old Town of Tallinn. The Three Sisters is a unique boutique hotel offering rooms in a 14th century with modern facilities.
You’ll be staying in the Old Town, so you’ll right in the centre of the city and close to all the attractions.
Schlossle Hotel , Tallinn
A luxury experience in the heart of Tallinn, featuring rooms with different classic designs and a lot of character.
Savoy Boutique Hotel
Elegant interior design with a lot of attention to detail and a peaceful atmosphere are the things that set this small hotel apart.
This boutique hotel is centrally located, so you can walk to all of Tallinn’s attractions.