Tallinn Design House
Down by the port in Tallinn—and so especially convenient if you are headed to or from a cruise ship (I was on a Viking cruise through the Baltic
)—Rotermann City is an area of mills, warehouses, and other industrial sites that have been reborn as a collection of bars, restaurants, and boutiques. It has a big-screen appearance from the days when it was at its most neglected, in Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker
, but the upscale shopping area that exists today has no resemblance to the crumbling ruins in that film. The Tallinn Design House located in Rotermann City is a perfect one-stop shop if you want an Estonian souvenir by a local designer, but something more contemporary than the traditional craft items that abound within the Old Town itself. They have something for almost every price point, from notebooks and soaps to blankets and other home items as well as men's and women's fashions.