Herzilein Papeterie

Herzilein owner Sonja Völker had made a name for herself designing children’s clothes before she opened this shop dedicated to beautiful stationery. You can easily stock up on birthday and Christmas cards for the next years to come here and get a cute notebook, a vintage photo album or a new pen for yourself on top.

JägerTEE

Vienna’s oldest tea shop opened its doors in 1862 and is currently run by the fourth generation of dedicated tea lovers. Located just around the corner from the Vienna State Opera, it makes an easy stop on a busy sightseeing day. JägerTEE sells more than 300 different types of tea as well as ice-teas, tea-flavoured chocolate and punch.

Manner

Vienna’s beloved Manner wafers with a hazelnut and cocoa filling date back to 1892 and are just as famous as the city’s signature chocolatey sachertorte. The original place where they were invented, right next to St Stephen’s Cathedral, has been turned into a shop selling all the brand’s bestsellers as well as some merchandise. Unlike most in Vienna, this store is also open on Sundays.

Alles Seife

Alles Seife (meaning “all things soap” in English) sells soaps, shampoos, body butter and bath salts all handmade from natural ingredients. With a wide selection of fragrances and add-ins including roses, honey, poppy seeds and chocolate, they smell just as good as they look and make perfect little souvenirs or presents to take back home. Look out for the shop on popular Naschmarkt.

Zuckerlwerkstatt

Former lawyer and singer Maria and Christian make long-forgotten Austrian sweets such as silk candies (pillow-shaped sweets filled with everything from hazelnut to chocolate) and fruit jellies using recipes from the late 19th century. The candies sold in prestigious Herrengasse regularly appear on “most iconic sweets around the world” lists.

Schokov

Marketing pro Thomas Kovazh loved chocolate so much that he quit his daytime job in 2006 and opened his own Willy Wonka wonderland. The small shop in Neubau sells handmade chocolates in all forms and shapes ranging from the classics with nuts and nougat to more adventurous flavours such as green tea or lavender. There are regular chocolate tasting events and in winter the handmade hot chocolates are a crowd-pleaser.

Lederleitner Home Store

Lederleitner Home Store is such a nice shop that, even if you’ve adamantly promised not to buy any more this month, it’s worth taking a look. The beautiful selection of furniture, art-deco items and take-home trinkets are perfectly staged, providing us with great inspiration (and a growing want to buy everything in sight).

PARK

This popular concept store opened by Markus Strasser and Helmut Ruthner presents a well-edited selection of clothing by both local and internationally recognised designers. Park’s sales offer some great bargains, so if your dates happen to overlap you may need to check in an extra suitcase.

Song

An irresistible shop on the ever-evolving Praterstrasse. In a room of scrubbed walls and fresh flowers you can find radical fashion, accessories, homeware and skincare from European and international brands, as well as Song’s own label. Keep an eye out for their in-house art and furniture exhibitions for something that definitely won’t fit into your hand luggage.

We Bandits

This is the brand’s second store in the seventh district, an airy museum of cutting-edge Korean and Scandinavian clothing and accessories for women, housed in a former bookshop. Each piece is hand-selected from a clutch of cult designers. Think structured coats, silk skirts, fuzzy beanies and leather gloves.

Burggasse 24

Hand-selected pieces are arranged across this bright, creaky-floored vintage shop. Peruse the colourful leathers, fur coats, denim and tweed before stopping for a coffee at the cosy in-house café, where Vienna’s cool crowd like to while away their afternoons.

Viu

We Bandits shares its premises with the spanking-new flagship store of the cult eyewear brand Viu. This crisp white space displays eye-wateringly beautiful glasses and sunglasses in a gallery-like format, arranged into personalities – including The Writer, The Considerate and The Cat. We have you down as The Explorer type.

Saint Charles Apotheke

The owner of these elegant stores has a pharmaceutical family history that goes back six generations. On the dark wooden shelves of this tiled apothecary you will find some of the world’s best skincare brands, as well as Saint Charles’s own sumptuous lotions and potions.

Muehlbauer

You may notice that the Viennese are a particularly debonair bunch. From leather to fine furs, this is a city of artisans. One such artist was Julianna Mühlbauer, a millionairess who began making hats back in 1903. Her now iconic company makes turbans, trilbies and top hats for some of the world’s biggest stars.

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