Piran, Slovenia by Bernd Thaller via Flickr Creative Commons
Slovenia has many traditional handicrafts, including Prekmurje black pottery, Idrija lace and Rogaška glassware, which make for unusual and attractive souvenirs. Slovenia is also known for wine, brandy, and honey, and there are numerous shops where tourists can try and purchase these local products.

While Ljubljana has a wealth of specialty and souvenir stores, it also offers international style shopping, with the biggest mall being BTC, east of Ljubljana’s downtown. Here, shoppers can find everything from food to cars and high-end fashion. Čop Street, off Ljubljana’s main square, is the main pedestrianized shopping quarter and home to many national and international brands, as well as Slovenia’s oldest McDonald’s.

Trading hours in Slovenia can vary considerably, with shops opening any time between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and closing anywhere from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and many shutting down for one or more hours for lunch in the middle of the day. Saturday hours tend to be from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with most shops closed on Sunday.

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