Maria - © Vanda Vucicevic/Time Out
Now visitors to Dubrovnik need no longer panic when invited to a VIP party at short notice. Maria describes itself as a concept store but fashion is the focus here. Strategically located at the Ploče Gate, it's one of the few places in Croatia where you can find a battery of major international names such as Givenchy, Stella
McCartney and Rick Owens, all laid out in an ample space - with prices to match the quality and atmosphere on offer. Despite this, staff are approachable and in no way snobby. You'll find a long list of designers and styles laid out on the website. A recent offshoot of the store aimed at the more bargainconscious customer is Outlet Maria, also in the Old Town at Cvijete Zuzorić 3 (020/323 495).