From Secession to Hundertwasser, from Freud to Third Man, Vienna was always among the leaders in art, culture and design. Today Vienna boasts a wide range of design shops catering to all tastes and meeting the needs of a contemporay shopper. This weekend we walked around to see was gibt's.

Feine Dinge: Having started 11 years ago in a tiny workshop, this brand has grown to a manufacture (located in the shop itself) offering fine ceramics in beautiful pastel colours, including cups, tea sets, butter holders, lamps. This is a great place to find an exquisite piece to treat yourself or your loved ones to contemporary beauty.

Address: 4. Margaretenstrasse 35

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Volta: Contemporary design both for beginners and connoisseurs. A small lovely shop with products ranging from Edison light bulbs to note books to wooden cutting boards.

Address: 9. Berggasse 27

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Designqvist: Vintage Scandinavian design from the ‘50s and ‘60s, including cutlery and crockery, and various home décor. Run by a true design enthusiast, who also happens to be half-Swedish, this shop boasts a magnificent collection of designer pieces, all in perfect condition.

Address: 7. Westbahnstraße 21

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Werkbank: The shop for young brands offering a selection of handcrafted goodies, from quirky jewelry to bags. Stop by to get your souvenir from Vienna and get inspired.

Address: 7. Breite Gasse 1

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Le ShopCreated by a graphic designer five years ago, Le Shop has its fingers on the pulse of European design and offers new creations by cool contemporary brands. Find here perfect gifts, souvenirs and great accessories — tote bags, stationary, prints, jewelry and home décor.

Address: 7. Kirchengasse 40/1

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Scandinavian design house: Home to such big Scandinavian brands as Normann Copenhagen, Muuto, Skagerak and more. Three-level store has every little and big thing for your home, kitchen, office and garden.

Address: 1. Rudolfsplatz 13A

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Das Möbel Café: Have a little break and stop by for a drink and snack in the café that acts as an exhibition space where you can “try before you buy” various designer pieces, including chairs, tables, lamps and shelves.

Address: 7. Burggasse 10

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