In Latvia as in many other EU countries a significant attention is paid to the local designers’ scene. Local arts and crafts are promoted in a form of separate events and spots that allow a local designer community to develop. Expats in Riga magazine has prepared a selection of various events and places worth to be visited.
Rīgas dizaina tirgus is a regularly organised event aimed at promotion of local designers. It happens in different places and each time features different and returning participants. The selection of brands represented varies from artists working with leather and kid wear producers to apparel designers for men or women and jewellery artists. The entrance to the events is free. In case you run own label, there is also a possibility to apply for a participation at one of the events as a seller (for a fee).
There are several shops in Riga, which offer a selection of items designed in Latvia.
One of them is baltic.space. It specialises in selling fashion items and gifts. It is located in the shopping centre Domina.
There is also a shop on Tērbatas street 6/8 – RIIJA. It offers a mix of souvenirs and interior elements produced locally.