79 Best Places to Shop in Vienna, Austria

Dorotheum

1st District Fodor's choice

The Dorotheum was the first imperial auction house, established in 1707 by Emperor Josef I as a pawnshop. Occupying the former site of the Dorothy Convent (hence the name), it has built up a grand reputation over the years. If you're looking for something truly special—an 18th-century oil portrait or a real fur, a Rococo mirror or a fine silk fan, a china figurine or sterling-silver spoon, an old map of the Austrian Empire or even a stuffed parrot—the best place to try and find it is Dorotheum, Vienna's fabled auction house. Have you ever wanted to see how the Austrian aristocracy once lived, how their sumptuous homes were once furnished? Well, don't bother with a museum—you can inspect their antique furnishings, displayed as if in use, for free, and without the eagle eyes of sales personnel following your every move.

The neo-Baroque building was completed in 1901 and deserves a walk-through (you can enter from Spiegelgasse and exit on Dorotheergasse) just to have a look, even if you only admire the gorgeous stuccoed walls and palatial interiors, or peek into the glass-roofed patio stocked with early-20th-century glass, furniture, and art. With more than 600 auctions a year, this has become one of the busiest auction houses in Europe. There are auctions held frequently throughout the week, though not Saturday, and it's closed entirely Sunday. And if you don't fancy bidding for something, there are sale areas on the ground and second floors where loads of stuff can simply be bought off the floor.

gabarage upcycling design

4th District/Wieden Fodor's choice

Old skis become coat stands, bowling pins turn into vases, traffic signs are transformed into lamps, and garbage bins find new lives as chairs here at the fabulously offbeat gabarage.

Herzilein Papeterrie

1st District Fodor's choice

This gorgeous paper shop is a joy to wander around. There is a lovely selection of paper products, but also cards, wrapping paper, small gifts, and leather goods. There's a second location (a 10-minute walk away) at Am Hof 5.

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A. E. Köchert

1st District

One of Vienna's original purveyors to the Imperial Court, A. E. Köchert has been Vienna's jeweler of choice for nearly two centuries. In the 19th century, Emperor Franz Josef commissioned 27 diamond-studded stars for the Empress Elizabeth's legendary auburn hair. A new European trend was born, and today "Sisi's stars" are again fashionable after Köchert started reissuing them. Plus, if you're ever in need of a crown, Köchert will craft one for you.

Albin Denk

1st District

If you want to enter an old-fashioned interior that has changed little from the time when Empress Sisi shopped here, Albin Denk is the place. The shop is filled with glass cases holding everything from armies of kitsch porcelain figurines to modern glassware and ceramics.

Alt-Österreich

1st District

Are you looking for a vintage postcard, a hand-carved walking stick, a classic record, or even an old photograph of the Opera House from before the war? Head to Alt-Österreich—its name translates as "Old Austria"—and you'll find that this treasure trove has just about everything dealing with that time-burnished subject.

Altwiener Christkindlmarkt

1st District

This festive seasonal market is held on one of Vienna's cozier squares.

Am Hof

1st District

On Friday and Saturday from March to early November, a small outdoor market with arts, crafts, and collectibles takes place on Am Hof. It's open 10 am to 6 pm.

Am Hof, Vienna, 1010, Austria

Anukoo

1st District
Fair-trade fashion is the philosophy behind Anukoo. The designs here are fresh, and only organic material is used in the relaxed dresses, T-shirts, trousers, and more.

Art Point

7th District/Neubau

Russian designer Lena Kvadrat treats Viennese hipsters to cutting-edge fashion, unveiling two collections each year. The shop sells shoes, bags, and accessories from international brands as well.

Augarten

1st District

The best china in town can be found at this flagship store, designed by Philipp Bruni, which has a sleek, modern design that shines a contemporary light on the traditional side of historic porcelain products.

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Babette's

4th District/Wieden

More than 2,000 cookbooks from every corner of the world are piled on every conceivable space in this warm and cozy shop. Exotic aromas linger in the air; Babette’s also operates a spice factory and the shelves are packed with evocative spices and blends from all over the world. Cooking classes are also available; call to enquire about an English class.

Bel Etage

1st District

This gallery specializes in Viennese Jugendstil with furniture and accessories, but also has an impressive selection of paintings by Austrian artists and small collections of watches and silverware. There's a second location at Dorotheergasse 12, a 10-minute walk away.

Berger

1st District

Crafting made-to-order, handmade ceramics for his customers for 40 years, Herr Berger has now been joined in the business by his daughter Lisa. Here you might find a handcrafted ceramic stove made to measure for your Alpine chalet, or a decorative wall plate blooming with a hand-painted flowering gentian.

Bisovsky

7th District/Neubau

Haute couture and prêt-à-porter are by appointment only (email or phone ahead) in Susanne Bisovsky's Neubau district studio.

Bocca Lupo

2nd District/Leopoldstadt
This luxury boutique features vintage fashion by well-known designers. See if you can track down a classic Hermès scarf, Louis Vuitton purse, or a fabulous, new-to-you cocktail dress.

Bucherer

1st District

For one of the best selections of watches head to Bucherer, a famous Swiss watch store, where the gold- and diamond-jewelry selections are also top-notch.

Buchhandlung Morawa

1st District

This could be the best-stocked bookstore in Vienna, with titles on everything under the sun. Thankfully, help is always at hand to help you find what you're looking for. The magazine and newspaper section is particularly impressive.

Calienna

7th District/Neubau

This green oasis is a refreshing stop, even if plant shopping isn’t on your list. Calienna is a shop, café, gallery, and creative workshop; their main business is plants, but they also sell books, curated items, and lovely coffee drinks. They also have a live music series with musicians playing in their plant paradise.

Callisti

1st District
Chic and avant-garde, the designs here have a definite biker's edginess with a fair amount of leather on many items. The womenswear brand is all made by Austrian designer Martina Mueller Callisti.

Collins Hüte

This is one of Vienna's most historic and best sources for such accessories as scarves, gloves, and especially hats, from modern creations to traditional Austrian felt and feather hats.

Danube Canal art and antiques market

From early May to late September, an outdoor art and antiques market springs up along the Danube Canal underneath the Salztorbrücke. The merchandise, including a lot of books, is slightly better quality than elsewhere. It's open Saturday from 2 to 8 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.

Die Werkbank

7th District/Neubau

This small shop has a bold concept: absolutely everything at Die Werkbank is completely handcrafted. From contemporary furniture to jewelry and ceramics, something truly memorable will be discovered by any shopper who stops by to browse.

EbenBERG

7th District/Neubau

Billing itself as an ethical concept store, EbenBERG combines the designs of Laura Ebenberg with a carefully crafted lineup of other sleek designers who share her vision of using organic and fair-trade materials.

Neubaugasse 4, Vienna, 1070, Austria
01-15–28–72–26

Ernst A. Haban

1st District

This small shop might be hard to find (look for the Tissot sign), but once you do, you'll find a large watch selection. The shop also specializes in jewelry design, especially pearls and diamonds.

Femme Maison

9th District/Alsergrund

Luxurious feminine fashion is the hallmark of Franziska Fürpass and Sia Kermani’s fashion studio.

Ferrari Zöchling

7th District/Neubau

For those with a love of creative prints, Romana Zöchling’s label Ferrari Zöchling designs very eye-catching clothing. Sometimes bold, sometimes mellow, but always artistic, Romana collaborates with diverse Viennese artists in her collections.

Flo Vintage

4th District/Wieden

For pre-worn fashions, enter this vintage world extraordinaire. Here you'll find pieces from 1880 through 1980, which might include that pearl-embroidered Charleston dress you always wanted, or a fabulous antique kimono. Besides bags, shoes, and jewelry, there are also hats and even sheer silk stockings.

Freitag Bags

7th District/Neubau
This is the Vienna location of the Swiss brand Freitag, known for its selection of one-of-a-kind bags, backpacks, purses, and other accessories made from old truck tarpaulins.

Freytag & Berndt

1st District

If you're planning a hiking holiday in Austria or beyond, stock up on the necessary maps at Freytag & Berndt, which holds the best and most extensive selection of maps and travel books in Vienna.