For years, Vienna shopping for luxury goods has been booming. Many people love to promenade in the historic district’s pedestrian area, with international labels at arm’s length. With this in mind, follow my guide of the best brands and shops for fashion, shoes, watches and jewelry below. In addition, I’m sharing alocal mapfor an overview of all international luxury label shops below.
To begin with, start your grand shopping tour at Stephansplatz and walk down Graben. Most international labels are located at Kohlmarkt, next to the former suppliers to the Emperor (k.u.k. Hoflieferanten). Apart from international brands, the area also hosts thebest Austrian fashion brandsandAustrian jewelry stores.
Vienna Shopping for Luxury.Since the Habsburg Empire Graben has been hosting the best addresses in Vienna.On the left, step soundlessly into Swiss shoe makerBALLY. I love crossing the fluffy branded carpet of that shoe paradise in dark wood. A little further on the right, prepare forEscada’sultra feminine office and leisure wear and for French luxury iconHermès. Escada’s shop atmosphere and especially its sales team won the favours of mystery shopper and consumer magazine DIE MUCHA in 2010. German jewellery maker Wellendorff sells his iconic enamel, gold and gem stone rings further on.
By the way, Graben is the perfect location to relax from luxury shopping. You will find lots of designer bags and their owners sitting at Segafredo’s Italian cafe.
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Vienna Shopping for Luxury.Kohlmarkt is Vienna’s most established luxury promenade. The multi-storey Austrian flagship store ofBurberry is full of fine British knitwear, chequered wool garments and classy accessories. Notably for architecture fans, the historic building has been beautifully adapted. Burberry, as well asChanelandFerragamoalso rank high on the local luxury shopping list. The puristic façades ofArmani’sandAkris’shops reflect their fashion lines. As many of their peers, these shops are smaller than their counterparts in London or Paris. This makes Vienna shopping for luxury goods easier and often more personal.
The architecture of theValentinostore around the corner can form part of your Vienna sightseeing. Its beautifully patterned Greek marble façade belongs to theLoos Haus(theHouse without Eyebrowsas we call it) byWiener ModernearchitectAdolf Loos. To find it, turn around the corner of the last building on Kohlmarkt (the Loos Haus).
Vienna Shopping for Luxury.Tuchlauben street, which runs opposite of Kohlmarkt, has turned into an exciting new luxury fashion mile. Italian fashion designerPrada opened a flagship store for Prada andMiu Miuat the new ‘Golden Quarter’. The multi-storey shopping mall is located in a traditional building and has become a new home for some of the best addresses in Vienna’s fashion world.Louis Vuitton’sCentral European flagship store presents fashion and its own jewelry across three levels. In terms of style, there is no better fit to baroque city Vienna thanVivienne Westwood. Many robes of the British queen of punk are inspired by 18th century royal dresses. The shop also sells perfume, such as ‘Cheeky Alice’, which is exclusively available at the Vienna store.
Other Luxury Fashion Locations in Vienna
Vienna Shopping for Luxury.Vienna’s fourth, sixth and seventh districts (Wieden, Mariahilf, Neubau) have a few single luxury shops such as Pregenzer Fashion Store (Schleifmuehlgasse 4), international fashion concept store PARK boutique (Mondscheingasse 20), Nachbarin, selling cool European design (Gumpendorfer Strasse 17), and S\IGHT (Kirchengasse 24).
Watches And Jewelry
Vienna Shopping for Luxury.The best addresses in Vienna for watches and jewelry center around Kohlmarkt and Graben.Tiffanyis housed in a beautifully adapted historic building. The shop is almost intimate compared to other locations. However, expect the same impeccable style, top jewelry and discrete staff.
Opposite Tiffany’s you will find Swiss luxury jewellerChopardwith its redesigned boutique in white oak and fine leather, and French luxury iconCartier.
The best own label stores for luxury watches are the bespokeRolex boutiquelocated at Tuchlauben, Swiss watch brandsBuchererat Stephansplatz/Kärntner Strasse, andIWC Schaffhausenat Graben.
Luxury shopping in Vienna has turned away a little from Kärntner Strasse high street. The best addresses in Vienna center around Kohlmarkt and Tuchlauben. You will still find a series of international luxury labels at the two upmarket department storesSteffland German retail chainPeek und Cloppenburg. Uniquely, Steffl has a glass elevator that provides amazing views of Kärntner Strasse (photo).
In addition, the rooftop restaurant and bar opens up a brilliant vista of St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the city centre.
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Vienna Shopping For Luxury: The Map
This map marks themajor international luxury brandsin Vienna’s city centre, most of which I have mentioned above. Click on the place markers for information and addresses of the shops.
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