Sarajevo has traditionally been a major shopping centre, always offering a wide range of products that could interest travellers, tourists and guests.Thanks to the preserved tradition of craftsmanship, Sarajevo can offer original handicrafts of skilled craftsmen even today, above all items of use and souvenirs of copper and wood, then rugs and covers of natural materials and with authentic decorative elements, with a rich repertoire of different products made of leather, embroidery and a whole range of artistic handicrafts.If you are to stroll down the Baščarčija square, do not miss the chance to get a pair of unique Sarajevo’s ‘Istambul’ slippers that have been featured at the world’s leading fashion shows and are a very practical and beautiful souvenir.You can also have good shopping in stores selling knitted items made of natural materials decorated with beautiful folklore motifs, which are both warm and practical.Sarajevo goldsmiths are widely known for their art of making fine gold jewellery that you can see for yourself in the unique Zlatarska street near the Bey’s mosque.
Prices are generally favourable, but do not forget that haggling is also an interesting feature of stores in Sarajevo.
Downtown area has several colourful market places offering fresh fruits and vegetables, milk and dairy products, meat. A range of a variety of products, colourful, bustling and everyday crowds make these places special and unavoidable if you want to feel the pulse of the city first-hand.In one words, there is nothing you cannot find in Sarajevo’s market places.
Also, in Sarajevo you can also do ‘big shopping’ in several shopping malls, where, apart from supermarkets, you will find stores of major global brands.