Vienna is a design lover’s dream when it comes to stylish independent design shops, concept stores and vintage rarities.
Walking around the 7th and 6th districts in Vienna, you’ll find so many creative spots that you can easily spend half a day there.
Vienna is famous for its traditional elegance, but definitely doesn’t fall short as far as sophisticated contemporary design is concerned,
Here are some of the coolest design shops in Vienna:
L’Adresse – Vienna Concept Store
From the outside, it looks like a fashion shop, but when you walk you’ll see there’s more to discover inside.
This specious shop has a great layout and a wonderful display.
It is a mother and daughter shop, selling mostly French fashion, but also elegant and unique accessories and clothing from other places in Europe
They hand pick items carefully, based on what they want to use themselves.
The result is a very original collection of designs you won’t find elsewhere.
Address: Zollergasse 4, 1070, Vienna
Burggasse 24 – Second-hand fashion
A huge retro fashion shop with so many rooms you’ll just feel spoilt for choice 😉
The clothes are delightfully sorted by colour. They focus on 70s, 80s and 90s fashion.
People bring in their retro clothes weekly and they are selected by the team.
There’s also a cafe inside the shop with a great atmosphere.
Address: Burggasse 24, 1070 Vienna
Kitsch Bitch & Sightline – Original Viennese Design Brands
These two super cool shops share one large, bright space.
Kitsch Bitch is a Viennese brand, featuring witty slogans in German and English, hand printed on tote bags, drawstring bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts and more.
You’ll also find their own jewellery, enamel pins and other accessories.
The Sightline label features young designers from Austria and elsewhere, with a focus on sustainable fashion.
They have a contemporary, sometimes minimalist collection of original fashion and accessories.
Address: Neubaugasse 46, 1070 Vienna
Uppers & Downers – Vienna Vintage Shop
Focusing entirely on vintage fashion, this lovely shop is full of chic vibes.
It features smart clothing and accessories, all 100% vintage.
The items are hand picked, mostly from around Europe.
Before Christmas they also run a pop up shop in the back in collaboration with Tipsy Elves, an online brand selling funny sweaters.
While you’re there, pick up a copy of their free magazine.
Address: Burggasse 46, 1070 Vienna
Repertoire – Funky Design Shop in Vienna
A bright and colourful design shop, full of cute stuff 🙂
They have a pretty large collection of interesting items.
You’ll find cool stationary, original games, beautiful lamps, novelty gifts, bags and purses, funky kitchenware and lots more.
Address: Otto-Bauer-Gasse 18, 1060 Vienna
Ampel Parchen Rocks – Queer Design Shop
This shop is quite unique and I was pretty surprised when I saw the shop window.
It’s a queer design shop, with original designs featuring LGBTIQ and feminist slogans and symbols.
You’ll find them printed on t-shirts, bags, mugs, pins etc.
The story behind the shop is quite interesting.
It started when the city of Vienna changed the traffic lights at pedestrian crossings to feature icons of couples of all kinds.
That was a few years ago, after Conchita won the Eurovision Song Contest.
When the city wanted to remove the lights, they met with protest.
That’s when Ampel Parchen Rocks started as a pop-up store, selling printed tops with the traffic light icons.
Since then, it has expanded and now has a lovely range of queer couture products.
Address: Otto-Bauer-Gasse 19, 1060 Vienna
Kingpin – Retro Style
This cheerful place is a 1950s themed shop.
It has new items designed in retro style, with 50s rock n roll music playing in the background.
It’s quite large and has fashion for women and men in a range of sizes, with matching accessories.
The shop features new designs, prints and styles regularly, and even has an app customers can use to get updates about new items in stock.
Address: Lindengasse 37, 1070 Vienna
MAK Design Shop – Beautiful Museum Shop
The Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) is a must-see for any design lover visiting Vienna.
While you’re there, don’t skip the museum shop.
This super colourful shop has beautiful items, some inspired by the permanent and temporary exhibitions.
You’ll find unique fashion and accessories, books, unusual kitchenware, jewellery, toys and lots of gift ideas.
Address: Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna,
Polyklamott – Vintage Shop
As you can see from this guide, there are lots of great places for vintage shopping in Vienna.
Polyklamott is another cool shop for second hand fashion lovers, selling clothing, accessories, trainers, sunglasses and more.
It’s the kind of shop you go to to hunt for unique items at surprisingly affordable prices.
Address: Mollardgasse 13, 1060 Vienna
Vienna Design Hotels
Staying in a chic design hotel in Vienna is part of the experience of this beautiful city.
Where to stay in Vienna?
I recommend staying in the city centre.
It is literally packed with things to do and see.
Staying in the centre will allow you reach just about everything on foot.
A couple of attractions in Vienna are a little bit outside the centre (like Schönbrunn Palace or the Danube Tower), but the city has an incredibly convenient public transport system.
Here are some gorgeous design hotels in the centre of Vienna:
This centrally located hotel, very close to the famous Vienna State Opera and just about any other central attraction, is one of the most highly rated design hotels in the city.
Located right in the heart of Vienna, next to St Stephen’s Cathedral and very close to the city’s main attractions.
Enjoy elegantly furnished rooms and panoramic views from the rooftop terrace.
A luxury hotel in a central location, a few minutes walk from Vienna’s trendy Naschmarkt.
The hotel has two restaurants and a beautiful bar and offers comfortable rooms with original modern decor.
If you need a more affordable hotel, check out this 3-star design hotel.
It’s a little bit outside the centre, but a 10 minute bus ride will get you to most of the main attractions in Vienna.
The rooms are decorated with artworks and designed individually.