31 Best Places to Shop in Center City, Jerusalem

Arts and Crafts Lane

Fodor's choice

Outside Jaffa Gate, Hutzot Hayotzer is home to goldsmiths and silversmiths specializing in jewelry, fine art, and Judaica, generally done in a modern, minimalist style. The work is of extremely high quality and priced accordingly.

Bezalel Arts Fair

Fodor's choice

Every Friday, local artists and craftspeople hawk handmade jewelry and bags, whimsical puppets, hefty wooden cutting boards, and other pieces at this art market in central Jerusalem. The pace is relaxed and friendly. Stalls run from the pedestrian section of Bezalel Street and continue onto Shatz Street to the small Schieber Park.

Charlotte Artefacts

Fodor's choice

This 80-year-old shop carries colorful Persian, Bedouin, and Armenian pottery and ceramics, weavings, painted silks, and jewelry.

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Danny Azoulay

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These delicate items in fine porcelain are all hand-painted in rich shades of blue, red, and gold. Traditional Jewish ritual objects include fine papercuts and a range of ornamental ketubot (wedding contracts). Less expensive items include napkin rings and bottle stoppers.

Darian Armenian Gallery and Ceramics

Fodor's choice

Arman Darian's exacting painting can be seen in prestigious buildings around Israel and the world. Besides ceramic pieces with Jewish themes, the shop carries hand-painted tables and mirrors and has a plentiful selection of bargain-priced seconds. You can often catch Darian and his staff working on new designs.

First Floor

Fodor's choice

The artist studios and shops are part of the Nocturno complex, including a home and fashion store that hosts pop-up sales of Israeli designers and the studio of jewelry designer Efrat Yefenof.


Fodor's choice

Well-crafted wooden toys and games fill the shelves of this vaulted underground shop. Kids are welcome to try out many of them. Gaya also has a branch at the First Station.

Guild of Ceramicists

Fodor's choice

This shop beckons with its delightfully colorful tiled steps. The functional and ornamental pottery is made by a dozen Israeli artists, and many pieces are bright and cheerful.


Fodor's choice

This shop sells traditional and affordable papercuts, a well-established Jewish art form. These pieces make unusual gifts—to say nothing of being both light and easy to pack. They can be customized with your name.

Mamilla Mall

Fodor's choice

Bordered by Old City's Jaffa Gate on one end and the Mamilla Hotel on the other, this open-air shopping center features such familiar clothing chains as Nike, The Northface, Mango, and Zara. There's also a growing number of independent Israeli fashion and jewelry designers. The restaurants and cafés all have spectacular views, and the street is lined by Israeli sculptures.


Fodor's choice

This pedestrian-only strip of Ben-Yehuda Street makes for a fun shopping experience. Street musicians serenade passersby and those seated at the many outdoor cafés. Summer evenings are lively, as the mall fills with peddlers of cheap jewelry and crafts. Some of the city's best restaurants are tucked into the nearby alleys.

Ronen Chen

Fodor's choice

Simple, classic styles in very comfortable fabrics are this well-known Israeli clothing designer's hallmark.

Yoel Moshe Salomon Street

Fodor's choice

In the old neighborhood of Nahalat Shiva, just off Zion Square, is the pedestrian-only Yoel Moshe Salomon Street. Between the restaurants on the main drag and in the adjacent alleys and courtyards, you'll find several crafts galleries, unique ceramics stores, and artsy jewelry and clothing shops.

Adi Kilav

This shop sells striking handmade leather shoes that you definitely won't find back home. Adi Kilav's classic lines reflect his training in architecture.

Cadim Altogether 8

A decidedly contemporary selection of ceramics is on view at this shop showcasing the works of 15 artists, which now includes Altogether 8, a neighboring ceramics gallery.

4 Yoel Salomon St., 94633, Israel

Dan Alsberg

Jeweler Dan Alsberg has crafted outstanding modern gold and silver pieces for more than 40 years.

H. Stern

The Jerusalem flagship store of this international company offers high-quality pieces.


This boutique carries the collections of owners Ze'ev and Sharon Tammuz, as well as other local artists. Necklaces and earrings are made from antique gold, silver, amber, and other materials that retain a feel of the past.

Him with the Shirts

Here's where to find a great array of T-shirts with clever slogans and designs, primarily in Hebrew.


Offering an intriguing range of in-house designs, this family jewelry business is run by the children of its founder, craftsman Chaim Paz.

King David Street

Prestigious stores and galleries, most with an emphasis on art, antiquities, jewelry, and Jewish ritual objects, line this avenue.

King David St., 94101, Israel


This shop is known for its trademark white-and-black setting for luxe creams and soaps, all made in Israel. Additional branches are in the Malcha Mall and on Ben Yehuda Street.

Motke Blum Studio

On Arts and Crafts Lane, Holocaust survivor Motke Blum works in everything from soft-color oil paintings of abstract shapes to vivid cityscapes of Jerusalem. Visits are by appointment only.


This store offers a distinctive selection of Israeli designer clothing, bags, and jewelry.

5 Shlomzion Hamalka St., 9426706, Israel

Sari Srulovitch

The shop showcases the artist's award-winning hand-crafted silver tableware and Jewish ceremonial objects, which combine traditional and modern themes in distinctive designs with a clean, contemporary feel.

Shemonah Beyachad

Center City

Roughly translated as "Eight All Together," this cooperative shop shows and sells original ceramics, often in surprisingly light, airy forms.


Hip shoes from Europe, Israel, and the United States are the specialty at this shop, including mod boots and loafers from brands like Jeffrey Campbell, Trippen, A.S. 98, Aro and more. 


Owner Miri Ashur Zuta offers a well-honed selection of Israeli designer clothing and accessories.

2 Bezalel St., 9459102, Israel


This exclusive boutique features owner Amos Sadan's outstanding "wearable art"—much of which is influenced by Japanese aesthetics—predominantly as elaborately beaded or woven headbands, scarves, and belts.

25 King George St., 94261, Israel