Lithuania is known as producing some of the finest linen in the world, and in Linen Tales’s tiny Old City shop you’ll find ridiculously soft sheets in a variety of colors stacked on shelves, as well as waffle-weave linen hand towels and a small selection of clothing. The most sophisticated selection of home goods by Lithuanian designers will be found at Locals, an upscale lifestyle boutique that feels a bit like Barneys New York, despite being in a mall.
The selection here is heavy on ceramics, tabletop, linens, and candles, mixed in with minimal fashions and accessories for men and women. Rastine Cafe’s name is misleading because while, yes, you can get coffee and matcha tea here, it is really an incredibly sophisticated stationery shop focusing on Japanese brands—from paperclips in the shape of animals to Blackwing pencils to colorful yet utilitarian pouches by Nähe Dritt. This is, by far, one of the best-curated shops in Vilnius and is located just around the corner from the MO Museum.
18th October 2018