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T+L's Definitive Guide to Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv is full of independent and timeless boutiques celebrating the city’s homegrown style.

Olia: The extra-virgin olive oils at this shop close to City Hall are sourced from around Israel by owner Hilla Wenkert. Since the store’s debut, Wenkert has expanded its offerings to include prepared foods—spice blends, fruit and vegetable chutneys, and flavored vinaigrettes.

Elemento: In the heart of Old Jaffa, Elemento carries colorful, modular furniture (couches, lamps, and tables) made by native designer Yossy Goldberg. There’s also an impressive collection of affordable contemporary photography and paintings by local artists.

Hatachana: Set between Neve Tzedek and Noga, Hatachana houses a series of clothing and houseware boutiques showcasing Israeli designers. Don’t miss Naama Bezalel for flirty feminine dresses and Made in TLV, filled with quirky accessories and gifts (bags printed with vintage city maps; mini ceramic Bauhaus buildings).

Sketch: Yossi Katzav founded Sketch, one of the country’s first upscale men’s labels, after leading the design team at DKNY, in New York. His impeccably crafted pieces range from simple slacks and finely woven shirts to slim-cut leather jackets.

Talents Design Gallery: A three-year-old incubator of Israeli talent, this shop manufactures and promotes the work of regional furniture makers. The pieces—stainless-steel origami wall art; earthy stone tables—are increasingly found in top restaurants and hotels across the globe.

Daniella Lehavi: For classic women’s shoes, head to Daniella Lehavi. Her color-block and patterned leather sandals and wedge-style heels are popular among the city’s sophisticated set. The place itself is a work of art, with a 1930’s-era façade that changes colors to match Lehavi’s seasonal collections.

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