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Shopping In Malta – All You Need To Know!

... malls and designer boutiques!

Without a shadow of a doubt, you can’t visit a country without doing a spot of shopping. Thankfully, if you’re visiting Malta this year, you’ll be pleased to learn that Malta is bursting with incredible malls and designer boutiques filled with the hottest trends in today’s international fashion industry. 


Valletta has been Malta’s prime shopping hub for decades. Republic Street is a menagerie of local shops and high street brands, all competing for the consumer’s attention. This one km-long high street is bustling with busy crowds and a vivacious atmosphere all year round. 

Walking down Republic Street and popping in the shops is an experience of its own. While Sliema is the go-to place for massive shopping malls, Valletta is a must if you’re into local designers, smaller shops, independent and family-owned stores, and a more intimate shopping experience. 

It also makes it super easy for first-time visitors who are looking for the best place in Malta to shop – you’ve got everything in one street! Sounds pretty easy, right? So, next time you’re in Malta, make sure to visit Valletta’s Republic Street to find everything that you need and desire.


Sliema – a.k.a Malta’s Manhattan – is Malta’s more contemporary shopping capital. With high rises, designer and high street brands on every corner and an unbeatable nightlife scene, Sliema is a modern city for the modern-day guy or gal.

While retail outlets and shopping centres can be found all over Sliema, Bisazza Street, Tigne Point, Tower Road and the Strand are the names of the areas that you need to remember if you want to kickstart your shopping with a bang. 

The Point and The Plaza are two of the main shopping malls in Sliema. At The Point, you can purchase pieces from high-end designer brands such as Calvin Klein Jeans, Harmont & Blaine & Armani Exchange. If you’re looking for high street brands, head to The Plaza, and you surely won’t be disappointed. Here you can find stores such as Topshop, NYX makeup and Miss Selfridge, amongst many others. Additionally, Romm’s Boutique plays host to internationally-recognised Italian brands Mangano, Patrizia Pepe, Kocca and Silvian Heach.

If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, you should definitely visit Fly the Fly Vintage – for a dose of vintage glitz and glamour – as well as Souvenirs That Don’t Suck – the brand that has their own clothing line with clever branding that relates to everything that’s typically Maltese. 

Opt for a taxi since this area can get pretty busy. Malta’s Manhattan, remember?

Accommodation in Valletta

If you’re looking for accommodation that’s not just simply any accommodation, you definitely need to check out Casa Ellul.

Casa Ellul is a boutique hotel that has exclusivity, luxury and authenticity written all over it. Conveniently situated in the heart of Malta’s capital, Valletta, Casa Ellul serves as a base that enables you to explore Malta at your own pace. 

With nine select suites that combine Maltese traditions and a sense of modernity, Casa Ellul and its staff want to make sure that guests feel at home. Having such a base when you’re in a foreign country can truly make a world of difference, transforming your trip from being average to exceptional.