If you want to throw in shopping while in Riga...

 

There are plenty of great stores. You just need to know where to look!

Here is a selection of trendy and classic stores an average wallet would allow purchases from! This will hopefully keep you from wasting time in too expensive and no-good shops when going to Riga to do some shopping! 

CHEAP PRICES

  • New Yorker - It offers clothing for both women and men, and a lot of trendy bargains can be found here for a nice price. Would compare it to Zara or H&M, only it offers less classic wear and more clothing with prints. The biggest store is in the Old town with three floors.
    - Spice Center + Old town -
  • Pull And Bear - A very trendy shop where you will find a great selection of clothing both for men and women. Its clothing is something between cute and gothic - don't let this word scare you as the latter is only the finishing touch for a selected items, done very tastefully.
    - Spice Center -

AVERAGE PRICES

  • Re-Reserved - If classic cuts are what you are looking for this is the place to go. They keep up with the trends so this is also a good place to find a classic item to make an already trendy outfit more neat-looking.
    - Almost every center -
  • Monton - Another shop offering classic cuts, but they include a great variety of bright in style at the moment colors. Their accessory selection is also good. Clothing for both men and women.
    - Almost every center -  
  • House - A funky store offering clothing for men and women who prefer hoodies, denim and baggy jeans instead of smart blouses, clean cuts and cute dresses.
    - Spice Center -

 

THE BIGGEST CENTERS 

Mols - travel by tram 7 and 3. 
Did not list anything from this center as this is supposed to be like an American mall, so most of these shops are well known to many visitors; Espirit, Lindex, Bik Bok, Vero Moda. Still, there were a lot of smaller stores offering a good selection of trendy and fashionable items!

Spice Center - travel by taxi, about 12 min from the city.
This was a great center for clothing (and also home decòr!). A visit is recommended to most clothing shops in this center!

Note:
The Alfa center was recommended to be as good as Spice, and you could go there by tram if you're traveling from the city.

 

The prices are 10-40% cheaper than in Norway, but even though Riga is not the cheapest in shopping you get quality clothing as well as a great selection in almost all stores!

If design is what you want then there are a lot of design shops (Dior, Versace, etc.) in the old town, the street A. Caka as well as the centre near the old town; GC.

When it came to shoes the style was very different from the rest of the European style so not a lot might be found appealing, except for shoes found in designer stores costing $200 or more.