Shopikon is a shopping guide designed to help you discover the best local stores and products around the world.

As chain stores fill the streetscape the world over, this project is a celebration of the independent retailer. All stores featured on Shopikon have been hand-picked by our editors who have visited thousands of stores, and only the best of the bunch make it into our guide. We evaluate stores based on product selection, atmosphere, dedication to their specialty, and overall shopping experience, making sure that they are all worth your trip!

With Shopikon you can...

• Find the best bookshops, boutiques, bakeries and so much more!

• Browse store photos and reviews, all based on interviews with the owners!

• Share your favorite shops with your friends!

• Favorite Places Nearby - store owners recommend their favorite spots!

• Save your favorite stores and print your custom shopping map!

The Team 


Phillip Sulke (left) and Oliver Metlewicz (right)

Phillip Sulke & Oliver Metlewicz



For more information about the Shopikon Team please download our press kit!






Thanks to our contributors all around the world:


Aly Kravitz

Caitlin Ruttle

Dolly Faibyshev

Fabian Patzak

George Tzortzis

Jake Moss

Kala Court

Lisa Goldapple

Misa Shikuma

Martin Fritz Huber

Natasha Drewnicki

Polly Witker

Toby Orton

Timothy Chernyaev

Viola Levy